The newly revealed New Holland T4 Electric Power was released by CNH Industrial at the 2022 Tech Day in Phoenix today. The “world first” all-electric light utility tractor includes autonomous features with 120hp, 440NM of torque, and zero emissions.
The development of the New Holland T4 Electric Power comes in collaboration with partner, Monarch Tractor, who released their newest MK-V tractor recently to the public.
“It’s an exciting year for Monarch Tractor as we rapidly expand the offerings available to farmers in various industries,” said Praveen Penmetsa, CEO of Monarch Tractor. “The work we’ve been doing with CNH Industrial has been remarkable, and we’re proud of the role we have played in the development of the T4 Electric Power utility tractor. We’re very committed to providing technological innovations and sustainable solutions, and this tractor is doing just that.”
CNH calls the product milestone the latest development in the company’s strategic plan for electrification. The prototype presented is branded New Holland Agriculture, while the commercial model will also extend to our Case IH Brand. It follows the launch of the multi-award-winning e-Source power pack -– an external generator for electric farm implements.
“The T4 Electric Power is the ideal solution for lower horsepower operations. It is suited to mixed farm, livestock, municipality, orchard, and specialty applications. We know our customers are eager to adopt this type of product, so it makes perfect sense for us to continue our Ag electrification journey with this platform,” explains Marc Kermisch, Chief Digital & Information Officer, CNH Industrial.
Here are the finer details: Power, performance, and precision
This First-Generation Battery Electric Light Vehicle belongs to the utility tractor segment. Commercial production is expected to begin at the end of 2023, with a broader product offering to follow.
The E-motor peaks at up to 120hp with a max torque of up to 440 Nm. Featuring 4-wheel drive with a max speed of 40 kph with zero emissions.
Depending on the mission profile, the tractor’s battery pack delivers up to a full day of operation. It takes just one hour to reach 100% power when using commercially available fast charging systems. The tractor’s electrical outlets support daily farm tasks such as welding and drilling. It doubles as a backup power generator for daily or emergency needs. And it provides energy for electric implements. Traditional mechanical, hydraulic, and Power Take Off implements can also be used.
In testing, the T4 Electric Power showed exceptional performance compared to a conventional diesel tractor. Its superb responsiveness makes it more aggressive, efficient and provides greater traction control. Smoother shuttling and gear shifts make it even more of a pleasure to drive. It also reduces operating costs by up to 90% for our customers, thanks to eliminating diesel fuel costs and associated maintenance fees.
And it’s quiet. Noise is reduced by up to 90% and vibration is also substantially dampened. This respects stringent municipal noise regulations, allows for nighttime operation, and improves livestock wellbeing, especially when working inside covered areas such as barns.
What makes this tractor a world first are its autonomous features and automated capabilities. Together these technologies provide leading solutions that support operators of all skill levels.
The T4 Electric Power’s roof houses sensors, cameras and control units which enable its advanced autonomous and automated features. Farmers can remotely activate the tractor via a smartphone app. Shadow Follow Me mode lets operators sync machines to work together. A 360-degree perception system detects and avoids obstacles. Telematics and auto guidance keep all functions in check for operators. Fleet Management lets the farm manager assign tasks to each piece of equipment. Implement recognition ensures the tractor seamlessly links up with the required attachment. And offboard digital services let farmers run the tractor from anywhere, at any time, while monitoring its performance and battery level.
CNH Industrial’s global Design Team have styled our alternative power portfolio. The T4 Electric Power on display features the New Holland Clean Blue color — also present on the new T7 Methane Power LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) launched at Tech Day. Their illuminated leaf emblem and signature taillights mark a clear distinction from the aesthetics of conventional diesel tractors.
The T4 Electric Power joins the New Holland T7 Methane Power LNG and T6 Methane Power tractors for an alternative source portfolio that further demonstrates CNH Industrial’s commitment to sustainably advancing agriculture for the world’s farmers.