New Holland is getting ready to debut an all-electric autonomous utility tractor
Ag equipment manufacturer New Holland is debuting an all-electric utility tractor. The T4 is the industry’s first one with autonomous features. The company says they understand electric tractors might not be for everyone, but they explain the equipment could find its place on a farm.
“Yeah, they definitely would belong in any of our segments that are currently using a utility tractor. If you’re using a utility tractor today, most of the time they’re spent with a loader on them and they’re around the barnyard doing chores of that nature. So that makes a lot of sense because that’s where our power source is when they’re not going out into the field. And running for days on end in order to get crop planted or harvested when they’re going back to the barn each night. That’s a a prime candidate for an electric vehicle because they’re able to recharge and be able to save money that way,” said Lena Bioni with CNH Industrial.
The T4 is still in its early stages of production, and New Holland expects a limited number of them to roll out early next year.