NEW HOLLAND CELEBRATES ITS 120TH ANNIVERSARY, THREE AG PRODUCT INNOVATIONS
Aug. 8, 2014
OEM Off Highway reports:
With a 120-year history of designing and building equipment to make farming easier and more productive, New Holland is celebrating anniversary milestones of three Model Year 2015 products which mark four or five decades of innovation and smart design.
"The continuing popularity of these products are a testament to New Holland's dedication to provide productivity-enhancing innovations on behalf of our customers," says Mark Hooper, North American Marketing Director. "Obviously, a lot has changed on these products through the years, but New Holland's unwavering commitment to meeting the ever-changing needs of our customers continues as we keep raising the bar on performance and operator comfort and convenience."
50th Anniversary of New Holland Speedrower self-propelled windrowers
The Speedrower traces its roots back to the 1960s when New Holland introduced the industry's first self-propelled windrower. This model featured a Wisconsin gas engine, variable belt and planetary drive and an auger header.
After a half century of continual product improvements, today's Speedrowers deliver capacity that can't be matched no matter what the crop - alfalfa, grass, small grains, canola, barley, lentils or peas.
The new Model Year 2015 Speedrower self-propelled windrowers are built New Holland SMART with best-in-class comfort, horsepower, and efficiency, thanks to upgrades to the cab, fuel efficiency and the latest Tier 4 Final engines that offer increased power and performance combined with improved fuel efficiency.
The newest Speedrowers range from 126 to 226 hp and feature high-speed transport, integrated IntelliSteer auto-guidance, hydraulic steering and a wide variety of headers, ranging in size from 12 sickle heads, to 19-foot Durabine disc heads, to 40-foot DuraSwath draper heads.
40th Anniversary of New Holland Twin Rotor combines
Twin Rotor combine technology began in Lexington, NE, in 1975 where the very first combine to boast the then-revolutionary rotary technology rolled off the production line.
Hailed for its success in significantly improving the traditional method of threshing grain, the New Holland Twin Rotor system used centrifugal force to separate the grain. This system reduced crop damage and losses while improving harvesting speed and capacity.
Now, almost 40 years later, after an unrelenting process of refinement and innovation, the ninth generation of Twin Rotor combines is carrying on this legacy. Built in Grand Island, NE, since 1986, Twin Rotor combines continue to offer farmers superior performance and grain quality.
New Holland is continuing to apply new concepts and technologies to the Twin Rotor combine, ushering in the newest models, which raise harvesting to a whole new level with greater productivity and grain crackage as low as 0.2%. The series is topped by the CR10.90 Elevation, the most powerful Twin Rotor combine model ever, with a massive 410 bushel grain tank and 653 hp engine.
40th Anniversary of New Holland Roll-Belt round balers
New Holland's self-tie baler put New Holland on the map nearly 70 years ago. Today, New Holland is still number one in haytools worldwide, thanks to the innovative ideas and dedication of New Holland dealers and employees.
In 1974, the first New Holland round baler rolled off the assembly line in New Holland, PA. Forty years and over 225,000 round balers later, the same assembly line still builds the latest generation of New Holland Roll-Belt balers. These balers carry on the New Holland tradition of dependable bale making with more model and configuration choices than ever before.
New 4-foot bale models and a new 5-foot bale model are being introduced for Model Year 2015, with a new pick-up and feeder which boosts capacity by up to 20%, customized feeding options, and DropFloor technology to prevent blockages that impact productivity.