New Holland North America has introduced its T7 Heavy Duty Tractor with PLM Intelligence to the line of agricultural tractors.
According to New Holland, the refreshed operator environment and introduction to PLM Intelligence technology creates a range of customization features that enable operators to personalize their tractor to their individual preferences.
“The T7 Heavy Duty with PLM Intelligence series was developed with the customers needs at the forefront,” says Ken Paul, high horsepower marketing manager, New Holland Agriculture North America. “We listened and addressed first-hand feedback from operator in what key items they are looking for in their equipment. Integrating the new generation of PLM Intelligence to the T7 HD only elevates the tractor. Farmers now can easily do more in their operation and be remotely connected to dealers and support services increasing overall efficiency and profitability.”
The Horizon Ultra cab has been redesigned from the ground up to meet the customers’ most demanding expectations. “The T7 HD might seem the same from outside, with the same compact, stylish appearance, but it’s totally new inside: just 2 percent of parts are carry-overs from the previous model. It is more connected than ever and sets a new record as the quietest in the industry with just 66 dBA,” says Oscar Baroncelli, New Holland Agriculture tractors product management leader, global.
The T7 HD maintains the T7 range “family feeling” while offering a spacious work environment where the driver feels far less enclosed by the cab structure, New Holland says. The cab has been lengthened to provide additional room for the passenger and more floor space. Customers also will appreciate the ample storage available: a 30-liter storage space behind the seat that will comfortably hold the driver’s carry-on items; a 12-liter capacity cooled compartment; covered storage behind the passenger seat with a USB charging point and a mains voltage socket; open storage trays on the right side of the cab, and a netted storage bin within the roof bezel. The redesign has further improved visibility to the front and down to the rear hitch and implement, while cameras keep a safe watch on the area around the tractor. A new work light package with up to 24 LED lights ensures visibility around the tractor and implement is maintained into the night, the company says.
A new SideWinder Ultra armrest features an IntelliView 12-in., display. The controls can be configured to match the operator’s preferences, and customization is as simple and extensive as desired. The CentreView display placed in the center of the steering wheel — an industry first, New Holland says — provides a clear line of sight. The new class-leading automatic climate control system with zone selection, which has 35 percent more capacity than the previous model, easily maintains a comfortable temperature in all seasons. The top-of-the-range Auto Comfort seat features lateral suspension and a climate control system that extracts moisture on hot days or warms on cold mornings. The Horizon Ultra cab’s advanced connectivity enables customers to bring their digital life on board effortlessly, as their mobile device automatically connects to the screen and can be operated with a button on the armrest, the company adds.
PLM Intelligence: Towards agriculture 4.0
The T7 HD also introduces the next-generation PLM Intelligence, which represents a step forward in New Holland’s Precision Land Management strategy. It marks the shift from traditional farming practices to agriculture 4.0., where the company says Precision and Interconnected Farming assists farmers to plan all operations in advance, manage in real time the behavior and performance of each machine, and achieve maximum precision and efficiency.
The next-generation PLM Intelligence is a new electronic architecture that will be adopted in all New Holland next-generation equipment, so that customers will find the same logic when switching machines and easily access data to get the job done more efficiently.
Through the MyNewHolland App, customers can register their machine and retrieve its technical information, and access the MyPLMConnect portal, where they can manage their fleet and farm data in a single environment. The MyPLMConnect system enables them to receive dynamic information in real time from individual machines at work in the field and analyze the data to make informed decisions, the company says.
New Holland’s advanced connectivity also helps customers minimize downtime. The machine is connected to the farmer and the dealer, who can monitor the location and status of the registered connected units. Remote diagnostics can be conducted via the New Holland Remote Assistance tool as well as supporting the operator in the cab with the IntelliView Connect feature which enables them to share screen sessions. The machine is also connected to New Holland’s Control Room, which alerts the dealer about error codes, suggests solutions, and can even prevent possible failures.