Innovations and Awards

 

 
New Holland wins the "Maschine des Jahres 2012" award in the Combine Category with the new CR Range The New Holland CR combine range was recognised with the "Maschine des Jahres 2012 - Machine of the Year 2012" award by a committee of journalists from Europe’s pre-eminent machinery publications. The award aims to pick out the models for market distribution, in which a wealth of technological innovations will signify immediate practical benefits for farmers. The jury was particularly impressed by the efficient Tier 4A engines, the super-lightweight header technology and the state-of-the-art SmartTrax™ rubber tracks system.
 
ADVANCED STONE PROTECTION SYSTEM
 
The unique Automatic Stone Protection System (ASP) uses a detection sensor located under the closed lower drum of the straw elevator. When a stone is detected, the full width pivoting door automatically opens and the stone is ejected. This solution requires minimal operator input and ensures an unobstructed flow of the crop from the feeder to the rotors. This enhances grain and straw quality, as well as capacity, not forgetting the automatic protection of the internal feeding elements for extended machine life.
 
INTELLICRUISE™ FOR INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY
 
The IntelliCruise™ Automatic Crop Feeding system automatically matches the forward speed to crop load. A sensor on the straw elevator driveline continually monitors the demand placed on the header, so in areas of lighter crop, forward speed is automatically increased to guarantee the combine works at full capacity independently of areas of differing yield.
 
WORLD-CLASS GRAIN QUALITY
 
New Holland invented the Twin Rotor™ concept over 40 years ago, and has been refining and evolving this technology for four decades to offer farmers ever increasing capacity and improved grain and straw quality. New Holland also knows that no two farms are alike, so two different types and sizes of rotor have been developed to suit farmers’ individual needs. The 17” standard rotors are fitted to the CR7.90 -CR8.80 models, and the heavy duty, high capacity 22” design are fitted to the CR8.90, CR9.80, CR9.90 and CR10.90 models. A bespoke machine for top drawer quality and performance.
 
THE CLEANEST GRAIN FOR THE HIGHEST REWARDS
 
With a total area under wind-control of 6.54m² on the CR8.90, CR9.80, CR9.90 and CR10.90 models, and of 5.40m² on the CR7.90 and CR8.80 models, the cleaning shoe efficiently handles the largest grain volumes. The Opti-Clean™ system optimises the stroke and throwing angles in the cleaning system. The grain pan, pre and top sieves operate independently to optimise the cascade for greater capacity, and the longer sieve stroke and steep throwing angle keep more material airborne, for even higher cleaning efficiency. The opposing motion of the grain pan and bottom sieve to the pre-sieve and the top sieve reduces overall machine vibrations and increases operator comfort.
 
OPTI-SPREAD™ SYSTEM: SPREADING WIDE ALWAYS
 
When using the largest 12.5m Varifeed™ header on the CR, a dedicated and powerful straw spreading system is a must. The optional Opti-Spread™ straw spreader mounted behind the straw chopper easily meets any spreading width requirement. This system has been further enhanced with the addition of Dual-Chop™ technology. All residue has to pass through a dedicated rake to ensure a superfine chop of all material. This is perfect for minimum or no tillage operations that employ direct cultivation techniques. The Opti-Spread™ system is controlled from the comfort of the cab, and the two powerful discs can be adjusted to counteract any wind or side-slope impact.
 
WIDE-SCREEN HARVESTING
 
The ultra-wide 26.4cm IntelliView™ IV colour touchscreen monitor is fixed on rollers which can move along an ideal viewing arc so you can position it just where you want. This intuitive, colour touchscreen displays and monitors all combine functions and parameters which can be simply and easily adjusted by simply touching the screen. A second screen can be installed on request and is perfect for IntelliSteer® auto guidance tasks.
 
GRAVITY DEFYING OPTI-FAN™ TECHNOLOGY
 
The Opti-Fan™ system compensates for the gravitational effects on crop material during harvesting. Select the desired fan speed on flat ground, and the system automatically adjusts it when going up or downhill to maintain cleaning performance. When travelling on upward slopes the fan slows down to prevent sieve losses, and when tackling downhill gradients fan speed increases to prevent thick material build ups on the sieves. This efficient system requires no extra work from the operator and provides a better grain sample together with reduced losses.
 
REAL CONDITIONS. UNBELIEVABLE PERFORMANCE
 
On 15th August 2014, in Wragby UK, the CR10.90 obliterated the current harvesting record for the most wheat harvested in eight hours. During the record it harvested 797.656 tonnes of wheat in under eight hours, with peak capacity of 135 tonnes/hour in real world conditions.