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New Holland Genesis SmartTrax

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The New Holland T8 SmartTrax is reinventing the concept of high-horsepower farming, offering the longest wheelbase in its class, and exceptional maneuverability with unsurpassed versatility.

Available in numerous track spacing options and belt widths the T8 SmartTrax also provides reduced compaction, increased efficiency, better traction and enhanced stability, and with the SideWinder™ II armrest, the T8 SmartTrax sets the benchmark in ergonomic tractor operation.

Fitted with a Tier-4B-compliant Cursor 9 engine the T8 SmartTrax delivers enormous power and ultimate economy, thanks to multi-patented ECOBlue™ HI-eSCR technology, developed by FPT Industrial.

"SmartTrax-equipped T8 Series tractors have been developed to deliver the proven versatility of a wheeled tractor with the enhanced traction and flotation of rubber tracks," says Don Forrester, New Holland High Horsepower Product Manager. "The rubber tracks are matched to large diameter front wheels to deliver excellent maneuverability and to overcome some of the issues that may arise with conventional twin tracked vehicles. A key feature of SmartTrax is the ability to turn tightly and cleanly at the headland. Versatility is the key, making these tractors also suitable for work such as spraying and top dressing."

Optimised flotation and traction with minimised soil disturbance
Designed by New Holland specifically for high power applications, the GENESIS SmartTrax is offered on the top two models in the T8 range, the T8.435 and T8.410.  Minimal soil disturbance is due to a larger contact patch with the soil, enhancing traction and reducing ground pressure and compaction.

The contact patch of the 24-inch SmartTrax system is up to 65% greater than a 710/75R42 single rear tire set. The 18-inch SmartTrax system is 35% larger than a set of 480/95R50 rear duals. The reduced ground pressure allows earlier access to drying land and can provide extended working time in the season with a reduced risk of damage to the structure of the soil.

The GENESIS T8 SmartTrax benefits from wheeled tractor agility. Topsoil disturbance in a tight headland turn is minimized, with the rear tracks following the path of the front tires without forming a "berm" ridge. The combination of wheeled front axle and rear tracks enables a New Holland GENESIS T8 SmartTrax tractor to operate at full power in turns around wet field areas or on the headlands. This full power turn capability is a key advantage over twin tracks, which shut down power in one track to make the turn, when full power can get you through the tough working conditions.

Purpose-developed high clearance, high torque front and rear axles 
Purpose-developed axles have the high strength build required to transfer high power and torque to the ground as well as carry heavy loads. The front axle is designed to transfer full power to large diameter wheels while still allowing a 55º turn angle. This ensures a GENESIS T8 SmartTrax can turn tightly for optimum productivity.

Up to seven different working widths

Offering the choice of undercarriage, New Holland GENESIS T8 SmartTrax tractors can be specified to offer a choice of working widths, with track spacing choices of between 1930 to 3960mm (76 and 152 inches). The track belt width can also be matched to suit specific needs:  Narrow undercarriage models will come standard with 460mm (18 inch) tracks. For use in more extreme conditions, to include steep difficult terrain or extremely wet conditions, wide undercarriage models are offered with 24inch (610mm) tracks.

Auto CommandTM CVT transmission
The proven New Holland Auto CommandTM continuously variable transmission is standard on both the T8.435 & T8.410.  A key advantage of SmartTrax is that the GENESIS T8 models are based upon well-proven platforms that will be familiar to New Holland operators.

Model

Rated Power

Maximum EPM power

SmartTrax track width

(inches)

T8.435 SmartTrax

380 HP

435 HP

76" - 152" options available

T8.410 SmartTrax

340 HP

410 HP

76" - 152" options available

  • Optimised flotation and traction with minimised soil disturbance
  • Purpose-developed high clearance, high-torque front and rear axles
  • Multiple working widths including 3.0m CTF
  • Auto CommandTM CVT transmission

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