At the CNH Industrial Tech Day event, held in Phoenix (Arizona, USA) on December 7th and 8th, 2022, New Holland Agriculture unveiled the new T7 Methane Power LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) pre-production prototype tractor, the world’s first LNG tractor powered by FPT Industrial’s N67 NG engine. This marks another step in FPT Industrial’s decarbonization path for agriculture.
The T7 Methane Power LNG was developed to offer both an economic and ecological alternative to environmentally conscious farmers looking for high-horsepower tractors which offer excellent performance, lower emissions, and reduced operating costs. In addition, since liquified natural gas allows for greater storage density compared to compressed natural gas, it increases run time without the need for additional tanks, ensuring overall farm sustainability.
The New Holland T7 Methane Power LNG tractor harnesses all the experience and expertise of FPT Industrial, the world’s leading producer of low-environmental-impact engines, and enabler of another crucial step towards decarbonization in agriculture. With over 20 years’ experience and more than 70,000 units sold globally, FPT Industrial is leading the introduction of Natural Gas technology in off-road segment applications, with customized engine solutions for installation on agricultural equipment.
The heart of both the “Sustainable Tractor of the Year 2022” – the New Holland T6.180 Methane Power – and the world’s first LNG tractor – the New Holland T7 Methane Power LNG – the N67 Natural Gas is the ultimate clean-energy solution specifically designed for open-field tractors.
Delivering the same performance as its diesel equivalent in terms of power, torque, durability and maintenance intervals, the N67 NG ensures diesel-like drivability for an unchanged customer experience, while reducing the carbon footprint of farming operations.
The N67 NG engine powering the New Holland T7 Methane Power LNG can run on liquified biomethane sourced from livestock manure and slurry, allowing for carbon-negative operation and enabling circular ecosystems in agriculture.