Longstanding US agricultural machinery manufacturer Farmall has unveiled an electric tractor to celebrate its 100th year of operation.
The Farmall 75C Electric is claimed to have diesel-like performance with an average four-hour run time and fast recharging, plus lower operating costs.
Coupled with safe, easy-to-use automated tech features, the tractor offers operators a quiet, comfortable and zero-emission utility tractor.
It is designed for maximum versatility and suited for jobs like maintaining vineyards, hobby farms, clearing a field or managing a small herd.
Unveiled at the Farm Progress Show held last week in Illinois, the Farmall 75C Electric will be available for limited orders starting in the first quarter of 2024.
Farmall parent Case IH has not announced if Australia will be on the initial launch list.
The company has rivals in electric tractors, with John Deere announcing battery-powered tractors will soon be on Australian farms, expecting a local launch in 2026.
Case IH is putting a lot of weight behind electric tractors. Its global product marketing manager for tractors, Joe Miller, said: “With fuel costs rising and ever-changing regulations, tractor operators need smarter, more efficient power to get the job done.”
“We know there are parts of the country looking toward electric to maintain vineyards, clear airfields or manage small herds of livestock and our electric tractor will meet these needs.
“For 2024, the Farmall electric tractor will be released in specific markets.”
At the show, Farmall also displayed its conventionally-powered M Series tractor which is dubbed the ‘original all-around utility tractor.’
It also showed the 25SC Subcompact tractor which has the all-purpose utility of a larger tractor in a simple, more intuitive design. It rear and mid-PTO for tasks including mowing grass.
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