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, the revolutionary proactive IntelliSense system, and significant cab and capacity improvements.
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, delivering 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 the row crop farmer,” 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 with maximized power, capacity, grain quality and uptime.”
The benefits of the New Holland CR combine are 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 fuel savings, and 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 receives an advanced mode to further enhance its capabilities.
“The Twin Rotor combines have showcased the ultimate in harvesting performance since their introduction,” Miotto says. “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 updates for the 2020 models include improved exterior visibility with a darker cab interior, the addition of two USB ports and a modern cab climate control panel, and 10 percent more flow capacity through the clean grain elevator. 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 CR Series models are on display throughout the summer, appearing next at the New Holland booth (#846) at Husker Harvest Days, 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.