Tractor test: New Holland Ford 7740 SLE

Before Fiat and Ford merged to become New Holland, Ford had already polished up its mid-range tractor act with the launch of the 40 series – models with much improved engines and better equipment levels. Now with 75,000 units out in the field, we return to a new Series 40 tractor and discover that it has matured in most areas – although, it can no longer claim to be at the cutting edge of technology. Report by Manfred Neunaber with photos by Stefan Tovornik.

Before Fiat and Ford merged to become New Holland, Ford had already polished up its mid-range tractor act with the launch of the 40 series – models with much improved engines and better equipment levels. Now with 75,000 units out in the field, we return to a new Series 40 tractor and discover that it has matured in most areas – although, it can no longer claim to be at the cutting edge of technology. Report by Manfred Neunaber with photos by Stefan Tovornik.