New Holland Agriculture, a brand of CNH Industrial has launched its TT3.50 tractor in Thailand. The new 50 horsepower model, which meets the farmers’ growing need for tractors with great value and versatility, was presented to the media at a press launch event held recently at the W Bangkok Hotel.
The TT3.50 is a multipurpose tractor and due to this fact, is expected to become an all-around favourite in Thailand. In addition to being ideal for work in shallow paddy rice fields, the TT3.50 is equally well-suited to many dry-land applications, working with crops such as sugarcane, cassava, and maize. The TT3.50 will also be a logical choice for palm oil plantations as it is exceptionally capable in haulage tasks and lifting, and useful in livestock work because of its independent PTO.
On the launch of TT3.50, Emre Karazli, CNH Industrial Business Director, Agriculture, South East Asia, Pakistan & Japan said, “Thailand’s agriculture sector has made great progress, but there is still the need for further modernisation through mechanisation. The design philosophy of New Holland’s new TT3.50 tractor – value and versatility – recognises how important this is. The TT3.50 is an exciting new addition to the Thai market, offering another mechanised solution to help farmers improve productivity.”
In creating the new TT3 tractor range, New Holland consulted extensively with customers and took careful account of their feedback and input. Due to this, the TT3 was in part designed by farmers and for farmers. The result is a tractor characterised by modern styling, with rugged and robust structure, outstanding operator comfort, efficient power, and unsurpassed performance from a compact package.
Key New Holland styling cues have been integrated into the TT3. ‘Cat eye’ lights make the TT3.50 instantly recognisable as a New Holland tractor, as well as ensuring a wide spread of bright light when working into the night. The hood is constructed as a single-piece which can be opened easily for convenient access for routine maintenance.
Under the TT 3.50’s hood is a modern, three-cylinder, 2.7-litre direct fuel injection engine which produces 50 HP and 180 Nm of torque. The engine’s torque curve is designed to match the most common operating profiles in order to get the power to the ground more efficiently. The mechanical PTO, with power at the rated speed of 42.4 HP (31.6 kW), delivers robust and reliable performance. The standard 8×2 mechanical transmission has eight forward and two reverse gears, ideal for the majority of in-field applications. The optional 8×8 mechanical Synchro Shuttle™ transmission offers a further six reverse gears, perfect for extensive loader, front blade or puddling activities.
According to New Holland Agriculture, the TT3.50’s category I/II lifting capacity – aided by two external lift rams and a separate pump for the hydraulics and the steering – is an impressive 1800 kg, the greatest among 50 HP tractors. This means, the TT3.50 can work with a wide range of heavy implements. Heavy work is also made easier and safer by the big front tires and long wheelbase, which improve traction force and stability. The heavy-duty rear axle, typically seen only on bigger tractors, transfers force to the wheels with minimum power loss and features wet-braking with OIDB (Oil Immersed Disc Brake) technology for more efficient stopping performance. The industrial-standard front axle has been used for decades on New Holland product lines in Thailand, and it can stand up to just about any heavier load applications like front blades and front loaders. On top of the industrial-standard axle, which maximises traction performance, a new short-turn sealed axle (Portal) has been designed with rice cultivation in mind. This sealed design and the high-lug tyres are the perfect package for paddy fields.
The TT3.50 can be used with a wide range of implements: disc plough, poly disc, rotavator, sugarcane planter, maize seeder, and cassava seeder, among others. The TT3.50 can also use specialised implements which require reverse and ground speed PTO. Draft control automatically adjusts implement height and New Holland’s Lift-O-matic control automatically resumes the previously-set height level. These features allow TT3.50’s operator to accomplish work more easily and quickly.
The TT3.50 also makes a long day’s work easier by having class-leading ergonomics and a redesigned seat with integrated suspension and extra cushioning for ultimate comfort. The tractor’s semi-flat platform additionally benefits operator comfort by affording more space.