Redesigned New Holland CR cuts a dash

Bruce Lett

New Holland launched its ninth generation twin-rotor CR combine -- which has seen almost 40,000 of them produced over 35 years -- at last month's Agritechnica event.

There are five models in the new series which sees engine horsepowers span from 445-571hp. Like its red sister brand, engines are sourced in-house from Fiat Power Train and use SCR AdBlue as a means of exhaust emission control to comply with Tier 4A legislation.

The CR series is available in both narrow and wide frame versions, with 17in rotors fitted to the narrow-framed CR8070 and CR8080 models. The wide-framed CR9070, CR9080 and CR9090 models are fitted with heavy duty, high capacity 22in rotors.

The firm's Opti-Clean, grain cleaning system is now fitted across the full CR range. With this system, the grain pan, pre- and top-sieves all operate independently of each other, keeping more material airborne for cleaning and reducing overall machine vibration.

New Holland says that the CR's feeding system (neck) has been redesigned to increase capacity and to allow the attachment of wider headers.

On wide-framed models the neck now uses a four chain conveyor and the feeder housing has been strengthened to handle a 25pc increased lift capacity for larger headers.

For unloading grain, New Holland says that the unloading spout has been redesigned to suit higher trailers, while unloading speed has been increased by 15pc.

For wider headers, a 1.3m auger extension is available on the CR9070, CR9080 and CR9090. On the CR8080, the grain tank's capacity has been increased by 1,000 litres.

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In the cab, a grain tank viewing window has been positioned behind the operator to allow an eye to be kept on the grain quality.

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