The side-by-side utility vehicle market remains a hot one, with farmers finding many uses for these versatile hauling and pulling machines. And of course they can be used for some in-the-forest fun as well. New Holland has teamed with Textron Specialized Vehicles to create the new Rustler 850 utility vehicle, a new machine that's the restart of the company's utility vehicle offering.
Textron Specialty Vehicles also makes Bad Boy utility vehicles; and while that's where the Rustler 850 starts for its chassis, this is a New Holland machine, explains Todd DeBock, with New Holland. He points to the overall design of the machine and its bed. "We went with a full-size bed that can carry a full pallet," he says. "That's a 1,000-pound-capacity bed with 1,500 pounds of carrying capacity. And it can tow 2,000 pounds."
Hauling power comes from a 62-hp electronic fuel-injected engine capable of moving down the road, or back road, at up to 45 mph. "Our prior machine was capable of 25 mph," DeBock says. "We've made a quicker machine because that's what customers told us [they wanted]."
The machine also comes with electronic power steering and an upgraded suspension, so running down the road or field will be smoother, too. It's a big upgrade for New Holland.
BIGGER BOOMER: The Boomer tractor line expands to five models with the rollout of two larger machines.
New, bigger Boomers
For 2017, New Holland customers will have two new Boomer compact tractors from which to choose. The line expands to five models with the addition of two larger models at 50 and 55 hp. The Boomer 50 and Boomer 55 are powered by a three-cylinder, direct-injected, turbocharged engine that is final Tier 4-compliant. This engine powers the entire line, and DeBock explains that this engine offers higher horsepower and more torque, while boosting fuel efficiency and running quieter. "It's a win-win-win for us," he notes.
The top-end Boomer 55 has a Class 3 frame and keeps its 60-degree turning angle for top maneuverability. All models now feature a mid-mount PTO as standard for running mid- and front-mount implements, which is popular with this line. And since 70% of buyers were adding a rear hydraulic remote, that's now standard on the 2017 machines.
GET TO WORK: The Workmaster compact line gets new models for 2017.
The value-priced Workmaster series gets two new machines at 35 and 40 hp. They use the same three-cylinder diesel engine as the Boomer tractors, but these machines are value spec'd. For example, there is no cab option for the Workmaster, but the Boomer can be specified with a cab.
Workmaster tractors have heavy castings for the engine, transmission and rear axle, and feature heavy-duty components. This machine can be outfitted with the 140 TL loader, which has plenty of breakout power for doing tough work, too.
Learn more about all the new machines at newholland.com/na.