Tillage Live 2011: New Holland shows the benefit of new technology

TO demonstrate the efficiencies brought on by ever increasing strict emission regulations, New Holland demonstrated how much fuel can be saved with its new engines using two of its tractors.

The test was between a T7050 with a stage 3 (tier 3) engine, and a new T7.250 with a stage 3b (tier 4) engine using the selective catalytic reduction system and AdBlue to treat exhaust gases.

Both machines were on dynometers to put them under a load and ensure both had equal power outputs and were run for three minutes with their diesel consumption visibly monitored and measured in transparent tubes.

From the test, the newer machine has a net saving £16 during a 10 hour period.

New Holland’s commercial manager, Rob Alker says, “It’s not just fuel consumption which is better. Because the engines are after-treated, they have better torque and power characteristics in-field too.”

New Holland provides a free 1,000l tank full of AdBlue with every tractor sold with stage 3b (Tier 4) engines.

Test results
T7050T7.250
2.05 litres of diesel used in 3 minutes1.9 litres of diesel used in 3 minutes
41 litres of diesel used in an hour38 litres of diesel used in an hour
410 litres used in a 10 hour day380 litres used in a 10 hour day
@ 67ppl = £274 of diesel used in a 10 hour day@ 67ppl = £254 of diesel used in a 10 hour day
 Requires 11.4 litres of AdBlue in a 10 hour day
 @ 35ppl = £4 of AdBlue used in a 10 hour day
£274 of diesel used in a 10 hour day£258 of diesel and AdBlue used in a 10 hour day

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