New Holland has expanded its T7 tractor range with three base-spec Essential-badged models that offer the same performance as existing machines, but in a more affordable package.

The T7.165 S, T7.195 S and T7.215 S offer rated powers of 150hp, 175hp and 190hp and are all powered by a six-cylinder NEF engine. Maximum power on each climbs to 165hp, 190hp and 210hp.

The smallest model is fitted with New Holland’s 18-speed, 40kph Range Command semi-powershift transmission (with the option of creeper speeds) and has a wheelbase of 2,734mm.

For loader work, the T7.165 S comes with a decent hydraulic flow, electronic loader joystick, automatic four-wheel drive, and the option of Custom Steer to reduce wheel rotations from lock to lock.

Other paid-for extras include an LED lighting package, cab suspension, front axle suspension and SuperSteer, which increases the steering angle by 10deg.