I have had only negative experience with New hollands, im also having trouble understanding their huge popularity.
And dont forget that they ruined CaseIH. They make good combines tough, the TX are ultra relibale machines and have very good quality.
The new combines arent bad, its just that they look like a lovechild of a bumblebee and a rubber duck. And the NH name should have stayed on the combines and balers, they dont belong on Fiat/Ford hybrids.
The worst i have driven have is the New Holland TS100A, it is strange how a company that has made pretty nice TM could make this odd tractor.I know that this forum is filled with New-holland lovers but this is my actual experience. And i dont want to offend anyone!!.
It has somehow lost all of its all good lineage from fiat and ford and only got the bad.
The interior is rubbish and filled with cheap bad-fitting plastics and falls apart even tough the tractor is only a few months old, the throttle pedal even fell off. I dont like the small dashboard that i find hard to read and all of the casino lights make it somewhat annoying. The entire machine looks like it was designed by commite, it looks taller than longer giving it a funky apparence.
The engine is gutless and feels more like a small petrol engine than a large tractor diesel, combine that with a nasty rubbery gearshifting and you got a very annoying drive. And the powershift found on the larger t6000 models beeps all the time and calls me CP. I dont like the quircky styling at all and reminds me of an odd french or korean car. And why on earth did they place the climate controls behind your back where you can barely touch them as the tractor is moving. In the tractors defense i must say that the cab is very roomy.
I have also driven the NH M100, the one i was driving had a turbo installed and the pump turned up but it still didnt pack any real punch, just smoke!!
I later found out that the M100 has a 7,5L ford engine, wich explains the smoke and lack of power. That engine is bigger that of a JD 6900 but the green machines still has better overall power for some reason.
I have been driving my neighbours 8160, but i have to say that his Deutz agrotron is superior in every way to the NH, but for some stupid reason NH outsells deutz in sweden.
I copied most of this post from another thread, but why invent the wheel twice?, i want to share my opinion