New Holland FR Forage Cruiser Delivers Leading Chopping Performance and Efficiency
- Consistent top chop quality from the widest crop channel in the industry
- Award-winning engines with ECOBlue™ Hi-eSCR Tier 4B technology
- ECO mode helps optimize fuel consumption
- Premium comfort in the newly updated cab
The new FR Forage Cruiser features the largest cutter head in the industry – both in width and diameter – that powers through crop slugs effortlessly. The proven chevron knife design chops cleanly, quickly and uniformly. The cutter head is available in three configurations to match the specific chopping requirements: 2x8, 2x10 and 2x12 knives for a length of cut range of 6 to 33 mm, 5 to 27 mm and 4 to 22 mm respectively. The proven Hydroloc feedroll drive system enables the operator to adjust the length of cut to match crop conditions on the go.
All models of the new FR series feature engines developed by FPT Industrial. The two smaller models run versions of the proven Cursor 13 engine tuned to the constant high loads experienced when harvesting forage. The FR650 and FR780 mount the new Cursor 16 engine, recently named “Diesel of the Year 2014” by Diesel Magazine. Both engines deliver powerful performances with exceptionally low fuel and DEF consumption. Tuning specific to forage harvesting delivers almost instantaneous transient response, making the Forage Cruisers able to handle sudden changes in load without stopping or plugging, therefore increasing capacity up to 15% vs. the previous model. Fuel and DEF tank capacities are increased on all models to provide the autonomy customers need for long harvesting days. The top model FR850 runs a 20.1L Vector engine.
For our customers, their forage harvester’s capacity is just as important as chopping quality – and they seek to minimize operating costs where possible. The combined effect of the new Cursor engines and the ECOBlue Hi-eSCR technology enables the new FR models to use on average 13% less fuel than the equivalent Tier 3 model at the same length of cut. A new standard ECO mode setting can reduce fuel consumption in field conditions where it is not possible to load the engine fully, for example when harvesting low yield crops or in muddy fields. When engaged, the intelligent engine management system controls the engine’s speed and reactivity to minimize fuel use.
The new cab of the new FR Forage Cruiser provides operators with a comfortable work station. The ample and quiet cab provides exceptional 360-degree panoramic visibility, with curved windows offering a perfect view of the header and spout, whatever its position. The new Deluxe air-suspended seat features automatic weight adjustment and variable shock absorption. The backrest, lumbar support, seat pan angle, and height are all adjustable to provide the perfect seating position for the operator. A new leather and cloth luxury seat with heated and ventilated cushions and suspension upgrades is also available as an option on the top three models. The new slim steering column with a double-jointed design makes it easy to position the steering wheel for the best view of the header and maximum comfort.
Max Power over working rpm range
476 hp/350 kW
544 hp/400 kW
653 hp/480 kW
775 hp/570 kW
824 hp/606 kW
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