New Holland’s T5 tractor series has been refreshed for 2016 to not only meet stringent Tier 4B engine emissions regulations, but to also incorporate a host of new features to boost efficiency, productivity and comfort.

The new T5 Tier 4B series has been re-engineered to meet the needs of dairy and livestock farmers and those who require a nimble, mid-powered tractor for fieldwork on family farms, hay operations and smaller cropping farms. A short wheelbase haymaking and loader tractor, it offers versatility with a high power-to-weight ratio and a transmission that’s optimized for loader and haymaking operations.

“New Holland is a strong brand with a loyal customer base in livestock operations, hay producers and family farms,” said Gary Wojcuk, Brand Marketing Manager for New Holland North America. “The upgrades made to our T5 Tier 4B tractor build on that family heritage, to create a tractor that is more technologically advanced, better balanced, and more comfortable in every aspect for the operator. Styling has also been brought into line with that of the higher powered T6 and T7 series. These are nimble, agile tractors that retain the compact dimensions of the previous series, and are therefore ideally suited to loader work and other handling tasks. Their small size does not mean compromise.”

A key development is the Terraglide™ front suspended axle option. When paired with the optional Comfort Ride™ cab suspension farmers and operators can expect similar comfort levels to those already found on larger machines. Standard front brakes are available for true four-wheel braking performance.

In the deluxe VisionView™ cab, comfortable operation is improved by carefully arranged controls with the tiltable and telescoping steering column, keeping everything close at hand. A panoramic windscreen and large 200-degree wiper improves visibility even in poor weather conditions. The operator also benefits from enhanced stowage with the addition of a storage box to the left of the operator’s seat.

Externally, night vision is improved with new high power LED work lights. The optional 4 LED lights provide 7,800 lumens and a broader spread of white light. Compared to equivalent powered Halogen lights they offer 177% more light and increased durability with less power consumption.

The option of new mechanical or electrohydraulic joysticks with integrated transmission shifting is aimed at making operation easier, and more efficient, for those who fit their T5 with a loader. These provide transmission and loader function buttons on the one unit.