Cereals 2009: Sidewinder armrest from New Holland

New Holland’s top-spec T7000 tractors are to gain a new armrest control layout.

Last seen on the company’s 70-series tractors of the early 1990s (and Challengers of the same era which borrowed the 70-series cab), the Sidewinder armrest’s pièce de résistance was its ability to slide backwards and forwards independently of the seat at the flick of a switch.

Now standard on all T7000s specced with electronic spool-valves, Sidewinder II groups all the tractor functions on one armrest with a joystick handling the main controls and a touch-screen Intelliview monitor dealing with everything else.

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