After two years of field research collaboration with Penn State, New Holland has announced that it stands behind use of B100 (100%) biodiesel in New Holland-manufactured diesel engines. That includes electronic injection engines with common rail technology.
The company has been testing B100 in unmodified New Holland tractors under farming conditions in collaboration with Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. After nearly two years of use, the tractors have performed with no adverse effects in performance or maintenance, according to Glen Cauffman, Penn State’s farm operations manager.
Paul Trella, NH director of product marketing for under-100 hp tractors, says that by supporting B100 use, “the company is making a leap forward in its commitment to renewable energy.” But he stresses that it’s essential to use high-quality biodiesel produced to ASTM D6751 standards.
To ensure optimum performance and engine durability, it’s imperative that consumers use nothing less than this quality. The fuel also must be stored and handled correctly to maintain fuel integrity.
Details of the models that can run on B100, as well as New Holland’s requirements and recommendations to do so safely, are available from New Holland dealers or on the Web site: www.newholland.com/na.