New Holland Agriculture is pleased to expand its lineup of Forage Cruiser self-propelled forage harvesters with its new flagship model, the FR920. Featuring a new FPT Industrial V20 engine, the FR920 delivers a massive 911 horsepower and a productivity-boosting 44% torque rise to get through the tough spots. Available with a choice of three crop processor roll configurations, the FR920 covers the needs of every professional chopping operation.
“The FR920 puts us on a new playing field, providing owners with a massively powerful, yet fuel-efficient engine designed to help them get the job done quickly and economically,” said Bret Lieberman, Vice President for New Holland North America. “The FR920’s throughput and best-in-class chop quality comes with outstanding total cost of ownership.”
Efficient transfer of the FR920’s high power with the new heavy-duty driveline
The in-line concept and direct driveline logic of the FR Forage Cruiser ensure that all the power from the new V20 engine is efficiently transmitted to the driven parts and, ultimately, to the ground. The entire driveline and components on the FR920 have been reinforced to manage the greatly increased engine output of the new flagship model. The FR920’s new feedroll module and drive is designed to handle increased feeding rates, featuring more durable components, heavier teeth, more aggressive tooth shapes for feeding improvement and larger bearings and shafts to handle heavier loads.
Heavy Duty mechanical 4WD option able to transmit all necessary torque on the ground
The FR920 features a new heavy-duty four wheel drive system developed to deal with the increased power and traction requirements. It increases the maximum torque transferred to the wheels by 60% compared to the standard four wheel drive system, delivering all the traction this powerful machine may need in the toughest field conditions while ensuring field surface preservation. It features new heavy-duty axles that are guidance ready and a reinforced steering axle support. The new system also meets the increasing customer demand for being able to mount larger steering tires.
The engagement of the new heavy-duty four wheel drive on the FR920 is controlled by the standard Terralock™ feature, which automatically activates and deactivates the four wheel drive axle depending on the steering angle setting, minimising damage to the field surface during headland turns and reducing operator fatigue in long harvesting days.
Ultimate processing power across the FR range
The FR Forage Cruiser range delivers ultimate crop quality with its unparalleled processing performance, now further enhanced with a choice of three new crop processors in the FR920. New Holland is introducing the new DuraCracker™ and DuraShredder™ heavy-duty crop processing systems.
The new DuraCracker system has been designed for the FR920 with reinforced frames and an 8-groove belt drive to deliver uniform kernel cracking and outstanding processing performance to match the high throughput of the most powerful model. Its 100/130 tooth rolls work well with traditional lengths of cut. The DuraShredder adds a further element: 110/138 tooth rolls with additional spiral grooves that shred the stover and deliver more intensive processing the kernels. The hard chromed rolls of both processors are the widest on the market, reducing the thickness of the crop mat going through to ensure the best possible processing. For specialized processing requirements, the DuraCracker is also available without rolls to allow for a locally fitted solution.
These processing systems, combined with other FR features like the exclusive VariFlow™ system, HydroLoc™ technology that ensures constant chop length independently of throughput, and the ActiveLoc™ system that automatically adapts chop lengths to moisture content, deliver the premium forage required to get the most out of your animals.
February 13, 2018