CX HISTORY

A HISTORY OF MODERN COMBINING BY NEW HOLLAND​

BUILT IN ZEDELGEM

The flagship CX7000 and CX8000 Elevation models are built in Zedelgem, Belgium, home to New Holland’s Centre of Global Harvesting Excellence. It was here, over 100 years ago, that Leon Claeys built his very first threshing machine that revolutionised the way farmers harvested. Zedelgem is synonymous with harvesting firsts, in 1952 it produced the first European self-propelled combine harvester. Today, yellow blooded engineers are committed to developing the next generation of harvesting products. The sophisticated product development process and the extensive knowledge of a dedicated workforce of a World Class Manufacturing facility ensure the CX7000 and CX8000 Elevation range, together with all flagship harvesting products, the CR Twin Rotor™ combine, BigBaler, large square balers and FR forage harvester, continues to set the benchmark in harvesting.


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1952

Europe’s first self-propelled conventional combine harvester rolled off the Zedelgem production line. The face of harvesting changed forever.


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1955

In the early days of self-propelled combining, farmers needed small units, and the M73 satisfied their requirements, with a threshing drum of just 73cm. The only ever combine with a sub one metre drum.


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1958

The M103 set new productivity records, with throughout of up to 7 tonnes per hour. Another impressive number: 27,510 M103s rolled off the production line in just under a decade.


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1963

M140 was the first ‘modern’ combine. Operator comfort and grain tank size were of prime importance. In order to increase productivity it was the first model with a 1.25m diameter drum and boasted five strawwalkers.


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1970

Another harvesting revolution occurred: the advent of the rotary separator on the 1550 range. Forty years on, this technology is still used in flagship conventional combines today.


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1977

8000 series was the first to benefit from six strawwalker technology. Cab comfort, a reversible auger drive, Roto-Thresher™ for processing trailings and a double cascade cleaning shoe significantly upped the performance stakes.


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1986

The TX30 range was designed for professional harvesting operations. Outstanding visibility was coupled with improved harvesting autonomy and intuitive monitors for outstanding harvesting performance.


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1994

The TX60 developed up to 325hp(CV) and could be equipped with a mighty 9.14 metre header with lateral float technology.


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2001

The sleek lines of the CX700 and CX800 range were first unveiled. The benchmark Harvest Suite™ cab was an immediate hit thanks to outstanding visibility and ergonomic excellence and this range was the first to offer PLM® compatibility.


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2007

The CX8000 range made fingertip harvesting possible with the introduction of the IntelliView™ II monitor alongside Tier 3 engines.


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2010

The introduction of ECOBlue™ SCR technology delivered a mighty 10% reduction in fuel consumption.


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2013

Opti-Speed™ auto adaptive variable speed strawwalkers are introduced on the CX7000 and CX8000 Elevation range. Tailored separation performance further enhances harvesting quality and Productivity.


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