New Holland extends CR Revelation combine range

New Holland’s new CR Revelation combine range takes automation to a new level with the award-winning IntelliSense system and introduces a host of improvements that further consolidates the supremacy of the world’s highest capacity combine.

Lars Skjoldager Sørensen, Head of Harvesting Product Line, said: “The CR Revelation combine is once again setting the industry’s benchmark: the world record holder and most productive and high-capacity combine in the world, has taken efficiency to an entirely new level, significantly cutting harvesting costs through reduced losses and best-in-class grain sample. It has made a significant step forward in automation, taking over decision making from the driver to optimize output, grain quality and operator comfort.”

IntelliSense automation system maximises throughput, minimises losses and damaged grain

The CR Revelation combines feature New Holland’s IntelliSense pro-active and automatic combine setting system, which takes automation to a new level to address a combine operator’s big challenge of maintaining maximum throughput while keeping losses and damaged grain to a minimum.

The winner of the Silver Medal at the Agritechnica Innovation Award 2017, New Holland claim the new range delivers significant advantages to the customers’ productivity: increased daily output, reduced grain loss and improved grain quality. It also introduces important benefits for the operator: fewer decisions to take, better comfort and driver confidence, less fatigue and a simple user interface.

With IntelliSense, the operator can choose from four strategies: Limited Loss, Best Grain Quality, Maximum Capacity, or Fixed Throughput. The patented cleaning shoe sensors provide very precise measurements of the load, and based on this data the combine will proactively constantly adapt Twin Rotor™ speed and vane angle, fan speed and the opening of pre-sieve, upper and lower sieve to automatically deliver the desired result. The patented automatic rotor vane adjustment improves the rotor’s power efficiency without impacting the threshing and separation settings, resulting in greater fuel savings and performance.

Customer clinics conducted in France and Germany in 2017 generated extremely positive feedback. Participating customers found the system to be intuitive and easy to use, said it gave them great confidence, and indicated it would be a big help for new or less experienced drivers. They also remarked that it delivered a true increase in performance and grain quality.

The CR Revelation’s IntelliCruise crop feeding system, which automatically matches the forward speed to crop load, now features automated ground speed functions and offers a choice of three harvesting strategies, enabling the operator to achieve the desired result: the new Maximum Capacity strategy increases the combine’s ground speed to reach maximum engine load or maximum ground speed; the Fixed Throughput strategy varies ground speed to maintain a pre-set load on the combine, so that productivity remains constant in varying yields; the Limited Loss strategy varies ground speed to maintain a set flow, but if losses become excessive, throughput is reduced to limit losses. Three settings are available to adjust the boundaries of the IntelliCruise system with three settings: Maximum engine load, Maximum ground speed and Feed rate sensitivity setting, which enables the operator to define the responsiveness of the system.

CR Revelation expands with new CR7.80 and introduces first Stage V models

New Holland extends its CR Revelation range with a new entry level model, the CR7.80, powered by a new Cursor 9 Common Rail engine with 275 kW (374 hp) rated power and 305 kW (415 hp) maximum power. The new model features a cleaning shoe with single return. With a 750-litre fuel tank, a 9,500-litre grain tank and a high unloading speed of 126 litres/second, it delivers a highly efficient performance. The new CR7.80 and the next model in the range, the CR7.90, are the first to comply to Stage V emissions standards, which mandate a further 40% reduction of Particulate Matter content compared to previous Stage IV regulation. They achieve the new emission limits with the Cursor 9 engine and the new HI-eSCR2 technology developed by FPT Industrial. This innovative after-treatment system is a maintenance-free, patented solution that minimizes operating costs. The Cursor 9 features a simple layout and is EGR-free, thus granting extreme productivity and reliability.

With the new Stage V set up, the CR7.90 benefits from an 11 hp increase in maximum power to 338 kW (460 hp).