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New Holland brass still haven’t approved Boomer 8N images for public display. The photos I posted in my initial blog were pulled at the company’s request. Stay tuned, they (and more) should be coming soon. Check the photos here.
I do have some additional information on the Boomer 8N to share, however. The Boomer 8N tractor is based on the company’s Japanese-built, compact chassis … in fact it is essentially the 3050 tractor with a mechanical CVT instead of the 12x12 synchro shuttle gear transmission. Of course, the Boomer 8N also features the retro-classic styling and a few other “unique” features. Neither SuperSteer nor Sensitrak will be available in this first iteration. New Holland plans to have the Boomer 8N available to consumers nationwide in March of 2009. I would look for the CVT to appear in other Boomer models shortly after the 8N is released.
The Boomer 8N is 10 feet 2 inches long, 6 feet 6 inches wide and 8 feet 2 inches tall at the ROPS. The base tractor weighs in at 2,950 pounds. It will be available with a curved-boom loader painted red. Other 8N attachments include a rotary cutter and back hoe … both sporting the red paint job. Other implements will be available … and of course NH’s non-8N 3-point implements will work, too … those that are painted black will look the best, in my opinion.
The Boomer 8N will be customizable. You will be able to select chrome accessories such as exhaust and diamond plate steps and platform, canopies, decals and more. A retro-style grill guard will be available (in red), and you might even be able to name your tractor and have a decal applied to that effect.
Stay tuned for more Boomer 8N information as it becomes available.
Hank Will raises hair sheep, heritage cattle and many varieties of open-pollinated corn with his wife, Karen, on their rural Osage County, Kansas farm. His home life is a perfect complement to his professional life as editor in chief at GRIT and Capper's Farmer magazines. Connect with him on Google+.