New Holland, Pa. (Sept. 16, 2019) – Celebrating 45 years of New Holland-pioneered Twin Rotor® technology, 2020 will mark an exciting year for the agriculture equipment leader in combines. The CR Series 2020 models will feature a significant power upgrade, updates in the revolutionary proactive IntelliSense™ system, and significant cab and capacity improvements to bring more profit to farmers’ bottom lines.
Next year will mark 45 years since New Holland originally introduced its Twin Rotor combine in 1975, the TR70 with 145-168 horsepower. 2020 models include the CR8.90 with a Cursor 13 engine and 571 peak horsepower (up 54 horsepower from 2019) and the CR7.90 with a Cursor 9 engine and 460 peak horsepower. The CR8.90 is now the most powerful Class 8 combine on the market, designed for the toughest harvesting conditions, including the challenging green stem soybean. These models are designed to deliver outstanding capacity per hour with the same remarkable grain quality and low losses as the previous series. The 2020 models, built in Zedelgem, Belgium, feature increased horsepower and Stage V emission certified engines as part of New Holland’s clean energy leadership position in the market.
“This is truly our best combine yet for green stem soybean harvesting,” says Luiz Miotto, combine product marketing manager for New Holland, North America. “Our focus is that the operator gets the highest yield possible from their fields even in the most challenging conditions, with maximized power, capacity, grain quality and uptime. These features, along with low grain losses, result in more grain in the bin, protected from weather, for more sustainable and profitable harvesting.”
The benefits of the New Holland CR combine are also confirmed by an independent third-party, PAMI, and as reported the CR combines can deliver more productivity by harvesting more acres per hour with less fuel and fewer losses over the competition. Per the PAMI study, on a 5,000-acre farm (2,500 wheat and 2,500 canola), operating the New Holland CR combine translates into greater savings and returns due to faster harvesting and lower combine losses. The result is $23,000 in total savings to the grower, or $4.60 per acre.
One of the CR Series’ most revolutionary features is the full-line integration of IntelliSense technology. New Holland’s IntelliSense is a proactive, automatic combine setting system capable of selecting the best settings out of 280 million possibilities. The information from various sensors is analyzed by the computer and adjustments can be made every 20 seconds, following the strategy set by the farmer, such as Maximum Capacity or Best Grain Quality. By constantly adjusting the combine settings, the system can increase daily productivity by up to 20 percent. For 2020 models, IntelliSense can manage barley crops and introduces an advanced mode to further enhance its capabilities.
“The Twin Rotor combines have showcased the ultimate in harvesting performance since their introduction 45 years ago,” Miotto says. “Our team of engineers were ahead of their time. Since then, we have taken significant steps forward in the technology to continue to stay at the forefront. The 2020 models will continue that legacy with our highest-performing models to date”
Other important updates for the 2020 models, made to match the enhanced capacity and productivity, include a darker cab interior which reduces driver fatigue during night operation, the addition of two USB ports and a modern cab climate control panel for more comfort, and a clean grain elevation with 10 percent more flow capacity. These models will also feature an optional Dynamic Feed Roll (DFR) Reverser, enabling the operator to clear DFR blockages from the cab, reducing downtime in the field.
“The 2020 model’s enhancements can be summarized as: productivity, efficiency and profitability,” Miotto says. “They have been designed to help New Holland operators get more grain in the bin and more overall profit.”
The 2020 CR Series models are on display throughout the summer, appearing next at the Ohio Farm Science Review (booth #269), and will be available to purchase in Q4 2019. To watch a video on the PAMI study results, please visit YouTube, or for more information on New Holland combines, please visit our website.