New Holland TD5 Tractor
Purchased in 2018, the New Holland tractor is the primary launch vehicle for our D-Class ILB.
The New Holland has been galvanised and marinised to mitigate against salt water incursion and corrosion of the drivetrain. It also has a custom-made mud guard which stops the towed boat becoming covered in sand. The hitch operates off the three point linkage on the back of the vehicle which is used to assist in the launch and recovery of the vessel.
Unlike the Challenger, our New Holland drivers are not required to take additional tests, but undergo thorough training before launching the ILB.
About the New Holland
Name: New Holland
Call Sign: Southport ILB Tractor
Manufacturer/Model: New Holland TD5.115
Weight: 3.25 tonnes
Top Speed: 25mph
Engine: F5C 114hp
Electronics: Garmin GPS and ICOM VHF.