The American Society of Agricultural and
Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named three of New Holland Agriculture’s
innovations as winners of 2020 AE50 awards: the SideWinderÔ Ultra armrest, the Ground Speed Management II transmission control, and
the auxiliary 4th tank product leveler for the P-Series air carts.
The prestigious awards recognize the products ranked highest in innovation,
significant engineering advancement and impact on the market served in the
areas of agricultural, food and biological systems.
Lambro, Brand President New Holland Agriculture, stated: “It is an honor to
receive these prestigious awards, which are testament to New Holland’s
innovative and forward-looking approach to agricultural mechanization. It is a
well-deserved recognition of New Holland’s team around the world for their
ability to continue to deliver products and technologies that constantly raise
the bar on efficiency and productivity.”
armrest places all the tractor’s key controls ergonomically and logically in a
single location. Groupings include engine and transmission, three-point-hitch
limits, media and climate control. A comprehensive number of functions are
located on the force-based multifunction handle for precise control of the
tractor’s speed and end-of-row operations. The SideWinder Ultra is a fully
customizable operator interface, with controls easily configured by the driver
by choosing functions from a pick list on the new IntelliView 12 touch monitor.
Hardware customization includes choosing between an advanced joystick or remote
levers and the positioning of the elbow pad. Third-party tablet or phone mounts
can also be attached to the SideWinder Ultra.
Speed Management II brings new and unique features to the New Holland Dynamic
Command tractor while maintaining the fundamental target of the
first-generation Ground Speed Management, increasing efficiency. It introduces
a vehicle operating interface and speed control system similar to that used on
the Auto CommandÔ
continuously variable transmission. It also interacts with key gearbox and
engine features to achieve and maintain the speed requested by the driver at
the optimal operating point, reducing fuel consumption and improving operating
efficiency with significantly reduced operator input.
P-Series Air Cart introduces an automatic levelling and agitation system for
air carts equipped with the fourth tank. The system ensures that fine seed,
inoculant or other small-particle sized products adequately cover the meter
rollers in near-empty tank conditions. The smart system utilizes a mechanical
levelling device powered by an electric motor combined with bin level sensors
to automatically move the product in the required direction. It also uses
software to control the device and alert the operator in the cab, and
automatically performs as a leveler or, when leveling is not required, for
agitation. This feature ensures maximum productivity when product is running
low in the 4th tank, and also reduces the likelihood of product
The three New Holland winners will be featured
in a special issue of ASABE’s magazine Resource: Engineering &
Technology for a Sustainable World, a magazine geared to agricultural,
biological and food system engineers worldwide.
ASABE is an international scientific and
educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable
to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the
Society can be obtained by visiting www.asabe.org/.