Set­tle in for Far­mFest

Coun­try folk come to­gether at our big­gest ever ag show

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - Front Page - CASSANDRA GLOVER Cassandra.glover@ru­ral­

THE New Hol­land T9 SmartTrax II trac­tor was quite the spec­ta­cle at Far­mFest this year.

The bright blue trac­tor is on dis­play in the demon­stra­tion arena where spec­ta­tors can see the ma­chine in ac­tion.

Prod­uct man­ager for high horse­power trac­tors at New Hol­land, Marc Smith, said they’d had a fair bit of in­ter­est in the trac­tor.

“These sort of trac­tors with the track so­lu­tions have been in­creas­ing in pop­u­lar­ity,” he said.

“In the last five years there has been about a 30 per cent up­take in the track so­lu­tions.”

New Hol­land of­fers two mod­els of the T9 SmartTrax II – the T9.615 and the T9.670.

The stan­dard track mod­ules, fit­ted in the fac­tory are de­signed with an agri­cul­tural lug tread on the

T9.615 and T9.670 mod­els. This lug has a tread height of

50mm, spaced 150mm apart of­fer­ing im­proved trac­tion over wheels in a va­ri­ety of soil con­di­tions.

Both the New Hol­land

T9.615 and T9.670 SmartTrax II mod­els of­fer a stan­dard

36-inch-wide track, which pro­vides 2800 square inches of ground con­tact per mo­d­ule, for a to­tal foot­print of 11,200 square inches.

Mr Smith said there were many ben­e­fits for the use of tracks ver­sus tyres.

“There is a big in­crease and a lot bet­ter floata­tion,” he said.

“Which means there is a lot less soil com­paction. It equates to bet­ter ef­fi­ciency over­all, less slip­page and less fuel wastage.”

Mr Smith said with more brands of­fer­ing a track so­lu­tion for high horse­power trac­tors, the T9 SmartTrax II re­lease had been a wel­come ad­di­tion to the New Hol­land

T9 wheeled line-up.


OUT AND ABOUT: Kate­lyn, Emma and Char­lotte Bur­ton at Far­mFest 2018. See more photos from the event on Page 44.


NEW TRAC­TOR: T9.615 SmartTrax II go­ing for a spin in the demon­stra­tion area at Far­mFest.

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