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New Holland wins the "Maschine des Jahres 2012" award in the Combine Category with the new CR Range 

• Powerful Tier 4A compliant FPT Industrial Cursor engines with SCR ECOBlue™ technology that deliver a faster response with reduced fuel consumption
• Lightweight 12 and 14 meter aluminium headers for improved soil compaction and reduced machine stress for enhanced reliability
• SmartTrax™ system for reduced compaction, increased stability and better traction

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.

Powerful Tier 4A compliant FPT Industrial Cursor engines with SCR ECOBlue™ technology that deliver a faster response with reduced fuel consumption
The ECOBlue™ Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system used to meet Tier 4A emissions standards was developed in partnership with FPT Industrial.

The SCR system offers significant performance advantages. The new CR range develops maximum harvesting power of between 449-571hp, which means operators will have the power on tap to tackle even the most demanding conditions and crops. The range topping CR9080 and CR9090 models are fitted with Cursor 13 engines, the CR8080 and CR9070 boast the 9.8 litre Cursor 10 engine, and the CR8070 is equipped with the 8.7 litre Common Rail Cursor 9 engine.

Fuel consumption has been significantly reduced by up to 10% courtesy of both ECOBlue™ SCR technology, with an AdBlue consumption of just 5%, and the reduced engine speed of 1600rpm during road transport at speeds of up to 30kph.

Lightweight 12 and 14 meter aluminimum headers for improved soil compaction and reduced machine stress for enhanced reliability
In order to enhance harvesting productivity and to satisfy the demand for ever larger headers to minimise in-field passes, an all-new 12 and 14 meter aluminium Varifeed™ header will be fully available from 2013 onwards for the entire CR range. This super lightweight header reduces soil compaction for enhanced yields as well as lowering the stress on the combine to further improve already impressive reliability.

SmartTrax™ system for reduced compaction, increased stability and better traction
New Holland has developed the all-new SmartTrax™ system in-house to ensure that it is the perfect match for CR combines. The triangle structure has been designed to reduce ground pressure by up to an impressive 57%, when compared to wheeled machines, and to improve stability while maintaining the manoeuvrability of tyred combines. The SmartTrax™ feature positive lug drive, which ensures maximum tractive force is transferred to the ground. The separate drive and tensioning wheels offer ultimate simplicity for improved mechanical efficiency, reliability and reduced parasitic losses. The automatic continuous tensioning belt maintains ideal tension for maximum traction.

“The latest generation of CR combines represents the ultimate in harvesting technology and has set a new benchmark in terms of harvesting productivity and efficiency for our customers.” Stated Franco Fusignani, President of New Holland Agriculture, upon receiving the award. He continued, “The new range continues to offer intelligent innovations that increase agricultural sustainability, both in terms of emissions and soil compaction, whilst offering industry-leading grain and straw quality together with an unsurpassed operator experience.”

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