New Holland Agriculture understands each year the World Dairy Expo provides an opportunity for them to have face-to-face time with the dairy farmer. This year was no exception with the introduction of the two-wheel-drive (2WD) version of the T6 series tractor.
Michael Cornman, Under 140 HP Tractor Segment Marketing Manager, said “The T6 has been part of our lineup for a number of years and provides the customers a very dependable, reliable tractor. But customers have asked for a 2WD axle for 2017. When you put a T6 in front of a mixer wagon to feed in a free-style barn it provides the maneuverability needed. It also allows the operator to purchase the tractor at a lower price point.”
The 2WD version offers enhanced maneuverability on two wheels for sharper turning, making it perfect for flat to rolling hill work, including hay making, mowing and roadside fleet applications. Removing the 4WD feature allows for a reduction in purchase price while still offering best-in-class mid-range tractor benefits like the ultra-quiet VisionView™ cab and optional ComfortRide™ cab suspension.
The 2WD model will be available for all Electro Command™ semipower transmission models, featuring eight push-button power shifts across 16 gears. The 16th gear is an ECO transmission offering, reducing engine speed at maximum transport speed of 19 MPH to make for more fuel-efficient operations.
Listen to my complete interview with Michael here: Interview with Michael Cornman, New Holland
View and download photos from the event here: 2016 World Dairy Expo Photo Album