New Holland Agriculture extends the XPower family of electric weeding solutions with the new XPN concept for narrow vineyards integrated in the New Holland Braud 9000N carrier, which made its first public appearance at the SITEVI 2021 fair. The new solution builds on the experience gained with the XPS for wide vines over the past 2 years.
The XPN concept features a generator drive powered by the load sensing hydraulic circuit of the carrier. It is also equipped with a brand-new applicator specifically suited to the requirements of narrow vineyards in terms of weeding width and adaptability to the types of vines encountered, for example in the Champagne region.
Consistently with New Holland’s multipurpose approach, the XPN will be integrated in the carrier, with the installation of two pairs of applicators on the machine’s original tool holders in combination with the use of its IntelliView IVTM interface.
The use of XPower technology, which is respectful of the soil and the vine, its site flow, and carbon footprint make the XPN a true alternative to chemical herbicides and tillage for weed control.
The AGXTEND, New Holland Braud and Zasso teams are working hand in hand on this project, combining their know-how and expertise to address technical challenges, with the aim of being ready for a market launch for the 2023 season.