New Holland Construction showcases new low profile cab on F Series graders
New Holland Construction has a new low profile cab for its F156.7 (pic) and F106.7 graders
New Holland Construction (NHC) is unveiling at bauma the new low profile cab and FleetForce telematics system in its F Series graders which, the Italian company claims, are the best-selling graders in Europe.
The new cab reduces the grader’s maximum height by 180mm, taking it down to just 3.06m. This is said to remove all transport limitations for both F106.7 and F156.7 models, whether they are fitted with 50.8cm or 63.5cm tyres.
The interior of the new cab is said to be more spacious than its predecessor. It provides the operator with a comfortable workstation with an adjustable seat and the option of four working positions for the control console. The larger glazed window at the front and floor-to-ceiling glass on both sides are said to ensure unobstructed all round visibility. The ROPS/FOPS compliant cab is mounted on the rear frame, ensuring the operator moves in the travel direction and is aware of the articulation angle at all times.
The F106.7 and F156.7 graders are available with the Advanced version of New Holland’s FleetForce telematics system via a three-year subscription.
FleetForce provides the fleet manager with location, performance and maintenance information from each unit, said to make it easy for them to manage the fleet without leaving their desk. Maintenance plans can also be synchronised automatically with the dealer. FleetForce also provides data such as engine load, fuel consumption and Can-Bus based reports, so a fleet manager can detect immediately if a unit is not achieving optimum performance. It also enables machine geo-fencing, so that an e-mail alert is sent if one is taken out of the jobsite or used without authorisation.