A replacement for New Holland’s top-end TM tractors is on its way.
Information about the new T7000, due to be officially unveiled early next year, is sketchy at present and parent-company Case New Holland (CNH) is careful not to reveal too much about the tractors pre-launch.
Four models will make up the range covering 165hp to 210hp and will act as direct replacements for the company’s long-wheelbase TM175 and TM190 models, which have suffered a bad reputation as a result of certain reliability issues.
It is thought that the T7000 series will share much technology with Case’s new Puma tractors, launched recently in North America.
This shared technology is likely to include engine and transmission options, although the cab and control systems will undoubtedly be different under CNH’s newly resurrected brand differentiation strategy.
NEW HOLLAND T7000 RANGE
|Power band-165hp to 210hp|
Engine-6.75-litre, 4-valve Cummins/Iveco 6-cyl turbo
Transmission- 18F x 6R powershift
With their 25-35hp power-boost facility, the six-cylinder, Tier III emissions-compliant units are also likely to feature in New Holland’s T7000 machines.
The transmission is likely to take the form of an 18 forward x 6 reverse powershift, similar to that used in the firm’s T8000 and Case’s Magnum heavy cultivations tractors.
The company has confirmed that the new tractors will feature a revised version of the four-post Horizon cab used on its smaller TS-A models.