NEWS
Machinery Chatter
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:21 AM CST

Three years ago New Holland created a buzz at some of the farm shows with the introduction of a tractor that ran on hydrogen fuel cells. The experimental NH2 tractor used hydrogen to produce electricity with hydrogen-based fuel cells; electric motors turned the tractor wheels and energized its systems and accessories.

The NH2 tractor was based on New Holland's T6000 model, whose diesel versions produce 101-155 hp. The hydrogen version had a respectable output of about 106 hp.

It was an idea to love. All the fuel you needed to power the tractor came from renewable materials already on the ...

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