Combining innovative technologies in a sustainable and potentially zero emission package, Steyr, the premium short-liner agricultural brand of CNH Industrial N.V., has created the Steyr Konzept, which encapsulates a future vision for agricultural machinery. This concept tractor, designed by CNH Industrial’s Design Center, is centered around a modular hybrid electric drive, comprising a highly efficient diesel engine, a generator and five electric motors, which are individually controlled. This innovative vehicle architecture offers a range of benefits, including enhanced operational flexibility and comfort.
The vehicle’s electric motors are networked to ensure power is directed exactly where needed, and an e-torque boost, fed from a central battery, supplies additional energy when operating at peak power. This system results in highly efficient, electric continuously variable drive, with fewer moving parts – as the mechanical transmission and hydraulic components have been eliminated – to deliver optimal energy flow with reduced power losses. The concept features innovative precision farming technologies: a drone equipped with crop sensors flies ahead of the tractor during field work, transmitting real-time data back to the cab, meaning operating parameters can be modified based on actual field conditions. A mobile, digital farm office empowers operators to undertake farm management directly from the cab thanks to an integrated display on the right-hand window. A head-up display on the windscreen projects all key vehicle parameters for instant viewing.