On the occasion of EIMA International 2021, the most important Italian exhibition dedicated to agricultural mechanization taking place in Bologna this week, New Holland and Snam4Mobility – with the contribution of its subsidiary Cubogas – will present the world’s first tractor 100% powered by natural gas and biomethane, including a refueling system available directly at farm sites.
The T6.180 Methane Power offers performance similar to that of the diesel model, but with even lower CO2 emissions thanks to biomethane, produced from organic waste and agricultural and agro-industrial waste.
Thanks to the agreement with Cubogas and CNH Capital Industrial, the tractor is offered with a “turnkey” solution that also includes the Cubogas Fuel Maker Big Q compressor refueling system, which can be installed on the farm for 24/7 refueling in total autonomy, without wasting time and fuel going to the service station, all financed by CNH Industrial Capital with customized payment solutions.
“We are delighted to be working with New Holland to offer the agricultural sector a sustainable and competitive technological solution,” said Daniele Lucà, Senior Vice President Mobility Solutions & Services at Snam4Mobility. “Biomethane, which already accounts for about a third of the gas used for transport in Italy, is a precious resource because it allows us to recover organic waste and waste from the agricultural and agri-food industry, transforming it into renewable energy, with a complete model of circular economy. By leveraging the Cubogas range of Fuel Maker compressors and promoting synergies with leading players like New Holland, we aim to make biomobility a winning card for the decarbonization of agricultural vehicles”.
The T6.180 Methane Power is also New Holland’s nominee for Tractor of the Year 2022. “This is the first time ever that a tractor with an alternative powertrain has been nominated in the main category,” commented Oscar Baroncelli, New Holland Head of Global tractors.