New high-clearance veggie tractor
New Holland’s TS6030 high-clearance tractor puts the power of 96 PTO horses into rows of tall vegetables or specialty crops without worry of plant damage. A generous maximum crop clearance of 30 inches at the drawbar prevents damage to valuable crops while cultivating or harvesting. Both axles adjust from 72 to 84 inches to accommodate a wide variety of crops and farming practices.
Its new 274-cubic inch, four-cylinder diesel engine is turbocharged and intercooled, providing maximum performance and fuel efficiency. Designed to run on standard diesel fuels or any biodiesel blend up to B100 that meets ASTM 6751 fuel-quality standards, the TS6030 high-clearance tractor is Tier III emissions-compliant, fuel-efficient, durable and economical.
• Veggie tractor has a crop clearance of 30 inches at the drawbar.
• Its 274-cubic inch, four-cylinder diesel engine is turbocharged.
• The tractor runs on biodiesel blends and meets ASTM 6751 fuel standards.
Creeper transmissions offered
The TS6030 is available with a choice of three transmissions, including two creeper transmissions that provide the ultra-slow speeds needed for precise movement through rows during cultivation and harvest. Three-point hitch capacity from the standard 3,600 pounds up to 7,200 pounds, available flexible link ends and standard telescopic stabilizers make handling heavy implements easy.
Additional high-performance hydraulic features include standard four-wheel drive for on-the-go extra traction and wheel slip. An auxiliary implement hydraulic pump is available to add 9 gallon-per-minute flow to the standard 13-gpm implement pump to run high-demand implements efficiently.
The improved, flat-deck operator’s platform is designed for comfort and productivity, with excellent visibility from the padded, contoured seat, added comfort from ample legroom, easy-to-reach controls and easy shifting. A one-piece hood lifts on a gas strut for easy service access. The fuel tank holds 39 gallons for long operation between fill-ups.
This article published in the March, 2010 edition of CALIFORNIA FARMER.