A WORLDWIDE PREMIERE: STEYR AND FPT INDUSTRIAL TOGETHER FOR THE NEW HYBRID TRACTOR CONCEPT

Innovation and sustainability are the key elements of the newest “STEYR Konzept” which features FPT Industrial motors. At the Agritechnica trade fair in Hannover, Germany, FPT Industrial and STEYR, CNH Industrial brands, are presenting a new, jointly-developed hybrid tractor concept. This is the result of a project, which saw close collaboration between the two brands’ respective Innovation and Engineering teams.

FPT Industrial took up the challenge to develop a wholly-new propulsion concept focused on efficiency, performance, productivity and sustainability, which meets customer requirements for a tractor guaranteeing high torque peaks during specific applications. With its involvement in the development of this STEYR Konzept, FPT Industrial underlines its role as a full system integrator, capable of managing, combining and controlling all the software and hardware elements of highly-complex powertrains.

The new concept features innovative architecture, with a serial hybrid approach whereby the diesel engine, a compact 4.5-liter 4-cylinder unit, instead of the 6-cylinder traditionally installed on such a tractor range, works at optimal speed as an energy generator, charging batteries. The engine is disconnected from the wheels, and traction is provided by four independent electric motors directly installed in the wheel hubs.