CR Combines - The Winning Choice

New Holland's CR Combines - The Winning Choice for Capacity and Grain Quality


  • New Holland is the inventor of rotary threshing and separation in a self propelled combine and the pioneer of Twin Rotor® technology, since 1975. 
  • The CR9000 Twin Rotor technology today delivers an industry leading performance and grain quality testified by:
    - the Guinness World Record
    - the biggest single order of CR combines from a leading Brazilian seed producer.
  • Third production location opened in Sorocaba, Brazil, following Grand Island, US, and Zedelgem, Belgium.
  • A CR9090 fan page on Facebook.

New Holland Agriculture revolutionised the way farmers harvested in 1975 with the introduction of the groundbreaking Twin Rotor technology for combines. This concept is now universally recognised as having changed the face of harvesting and thirty five years on, and a world harvesting record later, the brand decided to celebrate over three decades of continuous technological evolution at its plant in Grand Island, Nebraska, in the USA.

Pioneering Twin Rotor technology

The TR70 was the very first combine to use groundbreaking rotary technology in the threshing and separation process. This revolutionary concept uses two longitudinally mounted rotors which give a high level of grain-on-grain threshing thus handling grain more gently than other systems. The rotors spread the crop over two concave surfaces to create an enormous active working area and utilize centrifugal force for more efficient separation to increase harvesting speed and capacity. Furthermore, the gentle threshing and separation process, courtesy of the unique rasp bars and separation elements, resulted in excellent grain and straw quality and reduced crop damage and losses.

Since its introduction, these concepts have been continually developed and refined to offer today’s CR9000 range customers the current segmented, staggered and spirally mounted rasp bars - the ultimate harvesting experience.

Three decades on and more than 35,000 combines later, the CR’s advanced solution is the natural choice for farmers in more than 30 countries across the world. "Today, New Holland’s flagship CR range is enjoying phenomenal global success and is attracting a growing international customer base," said Hedley Cooper, Director Product Marketing Combines. "It has become the first choice for the world’s farmers thanks to its industry-leading output and unsurpassed harvesting quality.”

World’s highest capacity and exceptional grain quality

New Holland’s flagship CR9090 Twin Rotor model is the world’s highest capacity combine, offering owners an unrivalled productivity and efficiency advantage. The 35 foot Varifeed™ header, the market-leading 591 hp/435 kW- turbo compound engine, the largest cleaning area and the biggest grain tank on the market all combine to make the CR9090 the perfect choice for harvesting professionals.

The CR9090 confirmed its sought after title in 2008, as it stormed its way into the Guinness Book of World Records, harvesting an impressive 551.6 tonnes of wheat in a mere eight hours, a record which still stands today.

The CR9090 also offers unparalleled grain quality. For small grain growers, the Grain Cam™, which won an Agritechnica Gold Medal in 2007, uses a camera that recognises the concentration of chaff and broken grain in the sample. Providing operators with a constant stream of on-the-go information, this information can be used to alter the combine’s setting to guarantee an optimum grain sample.

For growers of crops for human consumption or for seed, such as rice, soybeans and corn, the extremely low levels of broken grain obtained by the CR’s gentle threshing system significantly increases the value of their harvested crop.

Whether for small or large grain the CR9000 series is the winning choice to achieve an unrivalled grain quality as testified by J&H Sementes, one of Brazil’s large scale seed producers, who has recently purchased 20 CR9060 combines. The CR9060’s technological prowess, encapsulated by the Twin Rotor technology, was the reason behind this significant investment. "The harvester provides superior threshing quality. We researched the marketplace and found that no other machine attains such threshing condition,” explained John Kudiess, co-owner of J&H Sementes. This impressive fleet will contribute to a significant 50% increase in production over the previous year.

Third production location opened in Sorocaba, Brazil

New Holland’s very first Twin Rotor combines were produced in Lexington, Nebraska, USA in 1975 before production moved to Grand Island, Nebraska, USA in 1986. In 2005, New Holland’s Centre of Harvesting Excellence in Zedelgem also started to manufacture these machines.

Today, the Sorocaba plant near São Paolo in Brazil has joined these established locations. New Holland continually strives to provide its customers with tailor made solutions to improve their efficiency and productivity and it also believes in being close to the famers who use the brand’s products.

This third facility will produce the CR9060, the model favoured by the local market, and the very first model to roll off the production line was on display at its official unveiling at Brazil’s Agrishow on the 26th April in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo.

The growing interest in New Holland’s harvesting machines in Latin America was the driver behind the localisation of production in Brazil, as Francesco Pallaro, Commercial Vice President of New Holland Agriculture for Latin America, explains, "We brought the most modern Twin Rotor combines to Brazil. Now that we are producing it locally, we can be even more competitive and offer the best harvester in the market delivering an unsurpassable grain quality to soybean producers in Brazil."

CR9090 fan page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CR9090

The CR9090’s success with customers is repeated in the virtual world and New Holland has launched a brand new fan page on the social networking site Facebook. Fans of the world-record breaking Twin Rotor combine can share their own experiences and thoughts on the harvesting giant, and even upload their own images and videos of the machine in action.