Last year, FPT Industrial helped New Holland in harvesting 439.97 tons of soybean, which resulted in a new world record. Now, FPT Industrial
equips New Holland
in responding to another question: how many tonnes of grapes
can be cropped in eight hours?
According to the latest test –in Waikerie, South Australia, on a seven-hectare red-grape parcel – the answer was 197.6 tonnes
, which corresponds to nearly 200,000 bottles of Shiraz wine
and was the variety that New Holland chose for the test.
The vehicle used on this occasion was a Braud 9090X harvester
, and the fleet that supported it was composed of five New Holland T4.105F tractors
and an Iveco Stralis 560 hp truck
. All these applications were powered by FPT Industrial engines
In particular, the engine used on the New Holland Braud 9090X harvester
is an FPT Industrial N67
engine, with 6 cylinders, a second generation Common Rail system and an optimized combustion. With a maximum power of 175hp
, the N67 is also best-in-class for oil change intervals
, which are up to 600 hours
, resulting in reduced vehicle downtime and improved productivity. Furthermore, the amount of grapes collected in this 8-hour period underlines an outstanding fuel economy
: to harvest one tonne of grapes, only 0.99 liters of fuel were used.Watch the video
to discover how this great result was accomplished, using a combination of engine performance
and a harvesting method,
which included a destemmer
with the side conveyor configuration that only reaches harvests the best fruit samples, and discards any debris.