11 November 2019, 14:28
On the opening day of Agritechnica 2019, the international jury composed by 25 journalists coming from all over Europe, has elected:
Tractor of the Year 2020
Best Utility 2020
Best of Specialized 2020 and for the first time Sustainable TOTY 2020
Winners of the three main categories were chosen among 14 shortlisted tractors
Fendt 942 Vario
The new 942 serie for the first time reaches more than 400Hp. This model impressed also for the level of connectivity which permits full remote control of several functions. The optimization of MAN 9lt engine, is based on a low-regime concept (Fendt ID) that delivers a high power performance at a low rpm. In this way the engine smoothly works at a specific max torque level at a minimum consumption level. The innovative hydraulic system includes two separated high-flow circuits. The VarioDrive Transmission, splits and delivers the torque to the two axles optimizing traction on field and on road.
New Holland T4.110 N
New Holland T4.110 N made the difference mainly thanks to the suspended axle “TerraGlide” available either with brakes or without. This system is a turning point in terms of comfort and agility. It allows you to drive at higher speed in full safety condition whether you are on field or on road. The operator can easily adjust height and rigidity of the suspension according to the soil conditions. Anti-Dive function is standard, it reduces pitching effect while braking or accelerating with heavy implements. To emphasize the work of the suspended axle, this tractor can be equipped with PneuTrac tires produced by Trelleborg.
Fendt 314 Profi +
This tractor brings into the market an innovative new boost system called Dynamic Performance which provides extra-power regardless of the task including stationary Pto’s works The Fendt One cab environment is another important development, expanding the display area with new terminals. It also includes more customizable controls and the onboard/offboard philosophy, to synchronize the office with the tractor and the fleet in terms of data share and task planning.
New Holland Methane Power
Sustainable TOTY a new awarding category. All the shortlisted tractors of the three main categories ran for this award. To celebrate the debut of the new category, the jury decided to expand the evaluation by including also to 3 prototypes. The jury has elected as Sustainable TOTY the New Holland Methane Power. This tractor makes virtual circle a reality. Fpt Industrial has specifically developed a methane engine which delivers the same power and torque as a diesel equivalent. Integrated precision farming technology includes some elements of autonomous operations such as the ability to detects obstacles. Specific working functions can switch from a monitor to an other by simply drag and drop. Connectivity is one step further, you can use your smartphone to unlock the tractor, and even to control the rear linkage
Source: TOTY - Tractoroftheyear