Two of CNH Industrial‘s agriculture brands won titles at the EIMA 2016 exhibition in Bologna, Italy. Case IH won the top honor of Tractor of the Year for 2017 with their Optum 200 CVX model. New Holland claimed Best Utility for the T5.120 tractor.
EIMA is a biennial event that hosts some 1,900 companies from 40 countries exhibiting more than 50,000 models of machinery and equipment for all types of agricultural operations.
The TOTY® 2017 awards are determined by a jury of professional trade journalists from Europe’s top agricultural publications. The jury deliberated over the latest tractor models, with the 2017 edition seeing 15 finalists vie for the four main category titles: Tractor of the Year, Best Utility, Best of Specialized and Best Design. Case IH and New Holland Agriculture were nominated finalists in three of the four categories, winning in the Tractor of the Year and Best Utility categories respectively.
The Case IH Optum 300 CVX earned the honor of Tractor of the Year for its focus on reducing soil compaction and improving fuel efficiency. The model, built in Austria, boasts a strong, yet lighter weight design with a robust front axle and engine design that gives a 250-300 horsepower tractor a high power-to-weight ratio.
New Holland’s Best Utility title was awarded for it’s feature t5 Tier 4B, re-engineered system designed for livestock farmers who need a nimble, mid-sized tractor for dairy or mixed farming. Built in Italy, this workhorse can do multiple jobs on the farm while keeping the driver in best-in-class comfort.