• 21-JUL-2017

New Holland to demonstrate new combines during harvest tour


  • New Holland to host harvest demonstration tour across UK through August and September
  • Preview of CR and CX combine range upgrades
New Holland’s harvest demonstration tour will start in Bicester on 25th July and visit 12 locations across the UK during August and September. The tour will showcase the new CR combine models due to be launched at Agritechnica in November.

Both rotary (CR) and mid-range CX models have been upgraded to increase productivity and throughput, whilst maintaining grain quality. Farmers will have the opportunity to ride and drive to get a feel for the new models’ improvements at the tour stops.

CX Range

New additions to mid-range CX5 and CX6 combines include specialised CX5.90 and CX6.90 Laterale models. These machines are perfect for those farming on more extreme terrain as hydraulic rams work to maintain a level chassis on side slopes. Standard models benefit from the award-winning Triple-CleanTM, a three-tier cascaded cleaning shoe, providing a 15% increase in performance.

Improvements to the cab across the CX models bring the mid-range combine ranges closer to their flagship CX7 and CX8 siblings, and offer significant improvements for operator comfort and safety. New interior features include a user-friendly and ergonomic dashboard, wider passenger seat and, right hand module. New exterior LED light packages improve visibility.

The new CX models are built with mixed farmers in mind. OptiSpeedTM auto-adaptive technology is now standard on both ranges. Operators’ benefit from increased separation power without the risk of blockage thanks to the variable speed straw walker.

CR Range

The latest CR models have been designed with increased capacity in mind. Both narrow and wide width models feature more space in the rotor tube for increased capacity at a lower power requirement.

The narrow frame CR7.90 and CR8.80 features a revised rotor cage, which increases the space available for threshing while the latest Twin Pitch Rotors and a revised Dynamic Feed Roll maintain crop throughput in even the most difficult harvesting conditions.

The wide frame models now feature Twin Pitch Plus as standard, the rotor configuration that was developed especially for the world-beating CR10.90.

Customer clinics have highlighted residue management as one of the biggest challenges facing farmers over the next ten years so The CR8.90, CR9.80, CR9.90 and the range topping CR10.90 all benefit from a revised residue management system including, an awardwinning chaff distribution system, a revised straw chopper rotor for finer chopping and, revisions to the Opti-SpreadTM system to ensure even spreading of chopped material out to 14.5 metres.

Most noticeably, is a colour change from black to yellow for the grain tank and pan. The lighter colour aids visibility when the tank is filling, particularly when combining dark seeded crops such as oilseeds. Tank cleaning and maintenance is also aided by the lighter colour, showing more clearly, where debris needs removing.

At the high end of New Holland’s rotary combine range, the wider CR10.90 at 700hp is most powerful combine the manufacturer has ever released.

The CR7.90 and CR8.80 options also benefit from upgrades to engines. The CR7.90 features improved emissions control with a Tier 4b compliant engine inline with the CR 8.80, which now boasts 517hp.

New Holland’s harvest tour will start by visiting the following locations across the country:

25th July - Waterloo Farm, Fringford, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX27 8RH
4th August - Chapel Down Farm, South Salisbury, SP5 5JR
8th August - Botany Bay Farm, Winterborne Tomson, DT11 9EY
11th August - Hereford area, location to be confirmed
15th August - Rothwell, Kettering
17th August – Horsebrook, Brewood, Staffordshire, ST19 9LT
18th August - Heal farms, Butlers Bank, Shawbury, Shropshire, SY4 4HG

More information on further dates and locations will be available soon on the New Holland website.

21 July 2017