National Hog Farmer


NEW HOLLAND, PA (November 12, 2009) – New Holland’s latest rotary combine model, the Guiness World Record-setting CR9090, made its North American debut at the Agritrade Show in Red Deer, Alberta. The CR9090 combine uses New Holland’s innovative Intellicruise™, Intellisteer™, OptiClean™ and OptiSpread™ systems and adjustable rotor vane covers to keep the combine operating at the highest levels of efficiency and productivity.

Claiming the title of the highest capacity combine in the world, the new CR9090 builds on the proven qualities of the award-winning CR9000 Series while adding big features of its own including market-leading power from the latest turbo compound engine, a huge grain tank as well as the largest cleaning area on the market.

These enhancements result in the CR9090 offering up to 20% increase in capacity compared to the New Holland CR9080, previously the largest combine offered for the North American market.

Greater power, performance and fuel efficiency

The CR9090 boasts 544hp/400kW at rated engine speed with a maximum harvest power of 591hp/435kW available. It uses turbo compound technology to achieve greater engine efficiency, with a 5% fuel saving when compared to a similar horsepower standard engine. The turbo compound system uses a second turbine, downstream of the first, to recover energy from the engine exhaust gases that would otherwise be lost or wasted. When combined with the CR9090’s larger 306 gallon (1160 liter) fuel tank, it ensures the combine can work hard all day without stopping. The technology is fully compliant with 100% biodiesel usage.

Next generation rotary and cleaning technology

The CR9000 Series uses the unique Twin Rotor ® system to efficiently thresh and separate the crop. By dividing the crop into halves, the Twin Rotor concept spreads the crop over the two rotor surfaces to create an enormous active working area. In addition, a higher maximum rotor speed allows even more crop to be processed. Repeated agitation of the crop by the segmented, staggered and spirally mounted rasp bars and separation slats creates continuous threshing and separation, which offers high capacity and a gentle rubbing action that result in excellent grain and straw quality.

The CR9090 extends this concept with adjustable rotor vane covers that can be set in one of three positions by the operator to optimize separation performance for differing crops and conditions. An increased capacity and a high quality straw and grain sample are maintained as the processing velocity is matched to the ideal threshing and separation action.

Opti-Clean™ cleaning system

To handle the increased power and capacity of the CR9000 Series combines, New Holland has developed a new self-leveling cleaning shoe optimzied for Western Canadian conditions. The latest Opti-Clean™ system features increased sieve throwing strokes and steeper throwing angles and the largest cleaning area on the market at 10,075 sq. inches (6.5 sq. meters). The grain pan, the pre-cleaner and top sieve have been decoupled from each other enabling the movement of each individual component to be optimized. The Opti-Clean™ shoe is the first to allow opposite movement of the grain pan and upper sieve, increasing the cascade height for greater separation capacity and more aggressive cleaning with a lower overall vibration level.

The IntelliCruise™ automatic crop feeding system monitors crop load on the header to ensure a smooth optimization of the driving speed. A sensor monitors the crop load on the header and feeder driveline giving the earliest possible detection of variations in crop load. The combine’s forward speed is automatically adjusted based upon this information, resulting in consistent and optimum performance and maximum operator comfort.

Even with a grain tank capacity of 355 bu.(12,500 liters), the CR9090 is still within the 155.9" (4 meter) transport height limit.

Opti-Spread™ straw management system

The powerful new Opti-Spread™ system, mounted behind the straw chopper, evenly distributes chopped straw across the full header width. It meets a wide range of spreading width requirements and can be conveniently controlled from the cab. The optional spreader uses two rotors and adjustable deflectors to neutralize the effects of side winds or sloping ground.

Class-leading comfort and control

Operators of the CR9090 will immediately appreciate the working environment of the combine’s spacious cab. The 62.3 sq.ft.(5.8 sq. meter) glass area provides unobstructed views to the front of the combine, allowing the operator to clearly monitor crop and feeding conditions.

The IntelliView™ Plus II color monitor has a wide, easy-to-view screen providing detailed information and control of the combine’s systems while the touch-screen capability makes it simple to navigate. For improved productivity, the new monitor also allows the DGPS-based IntelliSteer™ automatic guidance system to follow curved lines that were marked during the initial field pass or during a prior field operation.

About New Holland

New Holland is a world leader in agricultural, utility and construction equipment. New Holland sells and services an innovative and diverse line of tractors as well as hay and forage equipment, harvesting, crop production and material handling equipment.

Sales, parts and service are provided to customers by New Holland dealers throughout the United States and Canada. There are more than 1,100 New Holland dealerships located throughout North America.


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