New Holland combines extra power with a small package

  • 03-Sep-2009 03:44 EDT
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New Holland says that its CR9065 combine was designed for custom harvesters and corn and soybean producers for more power in a small-frame package.

New Holland's CR9065 Series combine has the same frame and 17-in (432-mm) twin rotors as its CR9060 model with a more powerful Cursor 10.3-L six-cylinder diesel engine—the same engine used in its larger frame CR9070 model. This extra power is particularly needed when unloading on the go and for spreading and chopping crop residue. The additional power of the CR9065 also allows the operator to maintain ground speed in hilly and soft soil conditions. An additional auxiliary fuel tank provides an added 66 gal (250 L) of fuel capacity.

According to Ed Barry, New Holland Cash Crop Marketing Manager, the CR9065 was designed to meet the needs of custom harvesters and corn and soybean producers.

"Current crop genetics and harvest demands create an opportunity to harvest green-stem soybeans, which demand more horsepower to cut," he said. "Also, more producers are using larger draper heads and taking advantage of the efficiency of picking and chopping corn stalks in one operation with chopping corn heads. They're also chopping and spreading residue. All these tasks require additional horsepower to maintain productivity."

There are five models that make up New Holland's CR9000 Series combines, ranging in SAE engine power from 322 to 483 hp (240 to 360 kW). All feature the twin-rotor design, which New Holland says generates more centrifugal force than any other rotary design for faster separation, grain quality, and maximum capacity.

The SLS self-leveling cleaning system uses a unique grain pan system that stratifies grain and spreads it evenly as it feeds into the cleaning system for more efficient cleaning. A sensor reads changes in terrain and automatically levels the cleaning system up to a 15% slope to keep the combine's cleaning system running at peak efficiency so more grain is captured in the tank and not on the ground.

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