Jan 1, 2017
New Holland engine brake system wins 2017 AE50 Award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named the New Holland T7 Heavy Duty Enhanced Engine Brake a winner of a 2017 AE50 award. AE50 awards honor the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries.

The T7 Heavy Duty Enhanced Engine Brake feature is designed to increase the durability of the tractor and trailed equipment’s brakes when decelerating or holding a speed while descending a gradient. For the enhanced engine brake, New Holland has taken engine components, the turbocharger and cooling fan, and developed a control logic that integrates them when the engine brake is activated. This system increases the amount of kinetic energy that the engine can dissipate, decelerating the tractor safely and efficiently.

Companies from around the world submit entries to ASABE’s annual AE50 competition and up to 50 of the best products are chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. The judges select innovative products that will best advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries.

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. For more details visit www.asabe.org/AE50.

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