New Holland T7.230
It comes with a cheeky 24hp boost that takes output for pro (power take off) and transport work to a more respectable 199hp, but it was still below the average and went about its work in the six-point test in thirstier fashion than the rest. It’s also worth remembering that boosted power is unavailable for draft tasks, so don’t be caught out by New Holland’s numbering system. Maximum torque also languished fairly low down the league tables, but good constant power should maintain plenty of grunt through the rev range – an important factor for any tillage tractor. Elsewhere, AdBlue does the dirty work where emissions are concerned, without the need for a particulate filter – although it’s unlikely that will remain the case when the next round of emissions rules comes in 2019.