Expanding its Dynamic Command Transmission (DCT) offering, New Holland has introduced the T6.160 DCT to its T6 tractor range.
Formerly, DCT was available in all but the smallest of its four-cylinder models and its largest six-cylinder T6.180 model, with the T6.160 only available with ElectroCommand.
However, the manufacturer says the 135hp T6.160 with its six-cylinder, 6.7-litre, FPT engine is still a popular model. As such, the firm has seen fit to offer DCT on this model.
It adds, thanks to dual clutch technology there is minimal loss of torque during gear changes, with DCT’s clutches designed for fast gear changes.
The transmission features 24 speeds in forwards and reverse, with eight push-button gear changes and three push-button robotised range changes. However, there is an automatic mode, Ground Speed Management 2.
This allows the operator to pre-select a work speed and the engine and transmission work together to match the speed in the most efficient way. The manufacturer says this combination of engine and transmission offers fuel savings of 9 per cent.
It has also included Smart Range Shift that predicts the whether the operator will up or down shift and selects the corresponding gear, while any overlap gears from one range to the next are skipped giving sequential ratios and rapid acceleration.
Bringing its spec in line with the rest of the range, the T6.160 DCT now features the manufacturer’s SideWinder 2 armrest and CommandGrip multifunction joystick, while its IntelliView terminal is an option.
The T6.160 Dynamic Command will be available in the second half of 2021.
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