(2018) New Holland T6.140 Tractor Review | Push the button for 30 MORE HORSEPOWER | New Tractor
As the winter has finally come and there isn't much work at my orchards, I've decided to pay visit to my neighbor and film his new New Holland T6.140 tractor!
At the first glance, the tractor really looks amazing. The blue color just fixes your eyes naturally at the tractor. The only weird thing about the tractor is its name. You'd think that 140 in T6.140 stands for 140 horse power but it's not the case. The tractor packs 110 horse powers from a 4.5 liter 4-cylinder engine but.. There's a but.
At the push of a button, tractor goes in to "overdrive" and offers you the 140 horsepower from the T6.140. It's probably not advisable to use the 140 horsepower all the time though, so the marketing and technology did a nice one there, "fooling" you with the naming that you actually think you're buying the 140 horsepower tractor but it's really 110 real horsepower.
Developed in a partnership with FPT Industrial, these engines use AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) as an after-treatment to meet Tier IV emissions requirements. The AdBlue tank holds 9.7 gallons and has a different filler tube to prevent any mix ups with diesel fuel. With the AdBlue tank supplying enough DEF to last through two complete fill-ups, B20 biofuel compatibility, and a nifty idle management feature that reduces engine rpm from 850 to 650 during prolonged idling, the upshot of all this technology is that fuel consumption is reduced by 10% over the previous EPA Tier III engines while still providing large torque reserves (42%) and the boosted power when needed. PTO rpm reaches 540 at an engine speed of 1969 rpm while 1000 PTO rpm is reached at 1893 rpm.
Four transmission options help get the power from these new powerplants to the ground; 16 x 16 Electroshift with power shuttle, 17 x 16 Autoshift transmission available in 25 or 31 MPH configurations, 24 x 24 Dual Command Hi-Lo transmission with power shuttle, and 16 x 16 Autoshift transmission also with power shuttle. Creeper gear variants are available for each transmission choice, doubling speed ranges.
The three-point hitch (3PH) when equipped with 90mm rams is rated to lift 13,913 lbs at the ball ends and 13,468 lbs at the industry standard of 24”. We mention the ball end rating because of the optional front 3PH and PTO, which are popular in Europe and are now available in North America. Rated by New Holland to lift 6,834 lbs at the ball ends, the lower arms fold out of the way when not being used. Position and draft control over the rear 3PH are standard with the later coming with Electronic Draft Control (EDC) where a single raise/lower switch is used to lift and return an implement to position during a headland turn. Quick raise switches are located on both rear renders to help aid attaching 3PH implements and there is an option for a like mounted PTO switch which when pressed for less than five seconds sends a pulsing action making it easier to hook up a PTO shaft. Hold the switch for longer than five seconds and the PTO fully engages.
Anyone in the market for a 90-120 PTO horsepower tractor would do well to check out the T6 series. When you factor in the Tier IV compliance, available boosted power and New Holland’s Top Service commitment to Top Availability, Top Speed, Top Priority and Top Satisfaction, this may just be that perfect tractor suitable for those haymaking, roadside mowing, loader work and row-crop field needs.