New Holland Goes 100% With Biodiesel

Posted on November 8, 2007

New Holland Agricultural Equipment announced it supports the use of B100 biodiesel in all equipment with New Holland-manufactured diesel engines, including electronic injection engines with common rail technology.

Overall, nearly 80% of New Holland-branded products with diesel engines are now available to operate on B100 biodiesel, the company said. The company indicated that it has also asked other suppliers of diesel engines used in New Holland-branded products to test and approve higher levels of biodiesel.

In addition to extensive testing and development within the company, New Holland has been involved in an ongoing research project in collaboration with Penn State University's College of Agricultural Sciences to put B100 to the test under real-life conditions. Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is operating new, unmodified New Holland tractors on B100 biodiesel on its 1500-acre research farm to find out what diesel equipment owners can expect to experience when they use B100. After nearly two years of use, the tractors have performed with no adverse effects in performance or maintenance, according to Glen Cauffman, the university's manager of farm operations and services.

"We are committed to providing equipment that is compliant with biodiesel use, and to providing top-rate biodiesel support for our customers,” said Paul Trella, New Holland director of Product Marketing for Under-100 Hp Tractors. “As the use of biodiesel continues to gain greater acceptance and the infrastructure for providing a quality product to consumers expands, New Holland equipment is ready," Trella said.