New Holland launches its latest CX7000 and CX8000 combines
New Holland has unveiled details of its latest generation CX7000 and CX8000 conventional combines. The CX8000 is the world's most powerful straw-walker machine, with up to 490hp available for fieldwork.
In a little more than a decade, New Holland says that in the region of 10,000 CX combines have been produced, giving an indication to the range's popularity around the world.
Straw-walkers deliver 10pc higher productivity.
The CX7000 and CX8000 feature New Holland's Opti-Speed straw-walker technology, which the firm claims delivers up to a 10pc greater productivity.
The system works by automatically varying the straw-walker speed between 170rpm and 240rpm based on the field's gradient.
For example, when driving uphill, the straw-walker speed reduces down to 170rpm to decrease the travel speed of the straw over the straw-walkers. In contrast, when driving downhill, the straw-walker speed is increased up to 240rpm in order to prevent blockages.
Another technology used by New Holland to improve the grain sample quality is the firm's Opti-Fan system, which is standard on all models. It works by compensating for the impact of uphill and downhill slopes on harvesting performance.
The operator sets the fan speed on level ground and the system then automatically adjusts it when the harvester goes up or downhill and provides a better grain sample and reduced losses.