26 September 2023, Modena: In a major development in high-capacity harvesting, New Holland Agriculture is previewing a radical new high capacity combine design at Agritechnica 2023, incorporating significant new technologies.
The new combine design was created – and will be produced – at New Holland’s center of Harvesting Excellence in Zedelgem, Belgium. Thanks to the most advanced automation features it will offer advances in throughput, grain retention, grain protection and fuel efficiency over the current New Holland flagship combine range, the CR, which is topped by the CR10.90, which has held the world record for the tonnage of wheat harvested in eight hours – 797.656 tonnes – for almost a decade, since August 15, 2014.
While we approach the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking New Holland Twin Rotor™ technology in 2025, this new combine harvester will also highlight the advantage of this important feature that revolutionized the way farmers harvested and that is now part of New Holland’s DNA. It’s still thanks to the Twin Rotor technology that the new combine can offer the lowest grain crack on the market.
New Holland has designed the new combine in anticipation of the way in which harvesting demands will continue to evolve, and in response to feedback from customers seeking greater capacity, higher performance and maximum protection of grain quality. Recognising how higher-yielding crops and unpredictable weather can affect both one season’s crop and the next, New Holland engineers aimed to design a machine that can play its full part in delivering maximum productivity, and clear fields quickly to ensure quality is protected and the following year’s crop establishment can take place in good time and in good conditions.
A close collaboration between Industrial Design and Engineering teams, together with product specialists and Brand marketing has produced a design that is focused on customer needs, with form that really does follow function. The result is an iconic, refreshed design that is stylish yet timeless. The flow of the harvest is underlined on the exterior body panels by the dynamic blue feature that runs across the body through the various functions.
Lars Sorensen, Head of Combines and Headers at New Holland Agriculture said: “Farm consolidation, increased yields and short harvesting windows are driving the need to continue the evolution of combine capacity, grain retention and grain protection. This new combine is a market game-changer designed to offer the next level of productivity, competing with anything else available on the market today. In the established range of CR models we already had a design proven in these respects, topped by a model in the CR10.90 that offered the ultimate proof of its claim to provide the highest productivity in the world. Now we have made further strides in technology and automation, and we have strong feedback from the first farmer tests.
Carlo Lambro, Brand President of New Holland Agriculture said: “This preview of our new combine underlines New Holland’s readiness for the future and its ability to adapt to meet the changing needs of our customers worldwide. Beneath the radical new styling design from our internal CNH Industrial team, led by David Wilkie, is a very special combine design across individual areas that, together, create a package that will add a whole new productivity layer on top of the current offering. Our whole team has done a fantastic job of taking our world record-holding combine and coming up with something even better, and we are delighted to unveil it to the world. Further details will be revealed ahead of the full launch.”
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