Italy: Another successful season for New Holland prototype T6.180 Biomethane Power tractor

After Spain and United Kingdom, the New Holland prototype tractor was tested at a farm near Turin

New Holland’s second generation T6.180 Methane Power tractor, launched 10 year ago in order to increase farming efficiency and sustainability, was tested at the La Bellotta farm, near Turin, by German customers and young farmers. This innovative tractor can be powered with methane or biomethane.

The first pilot Energy Independent Farm was conducted on a farm owned by a German customer who is also operator of a biogas plant, in presence of the President of the German association of biogas plants, one of EBA’s members. Three young farmers who were recently awarded in Brussels during the Third European Congress of Young Farmers also joined the testing.

The T6.180 Methane Power has 9 tanks able to hold around 300 litres of methane and a 6 cylinder, 179 HP max power engine. It is also equipped with a ripper. All the tests conducted in Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom confirmed positive feedback. The tractor has a fuel cost savings of 25% to 40% in comparison to diesel and 80% less polluting emissions, and if biomethane is used, the global carbon impact is virtually zero.

Source: New Holland Agriculture

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