Driving impression: Prototype Eltrac E135 from Schmetz

Diesel-electric power is normally the domain of express trains, but German machinery dealer Schmetz has applied the principle to a New Holland M135. The result is a prototype machine called the Eltrac E135 which could herald a new era in tractor technology – it uses a generator and electric motor in place of the usual transmission to provide stepless speed control

Diesel-electric power is normally the domain of express trains, but German machinery dealer Schmetz has applied the principle to a New Holland M135. The result is a prototype machine called the Eltrac E135 which could herald a new era in tractor technology – it uses a generator and electric motor in place of the usual transmission to provide stepless speed control