NEW HOLLAND, PA – What was recognized in 1975 as a historic New Holland “breakthrough” in the mechanization of agricultural technology was celebrated March 19, 2010 for reaching a new milestone. More than 1,000 current and retired employees gathered for a ceremony at the Grand Island, Neb. manufacturing plant where the revolutionary New Holland Twin Rotor® combine technology whirled its way through 35 years of growth.
The TRTM70 model was the first combine to use rotary technology to separate grain. Today, as the world’s largest combine, New Holland’s CR9090 Twin Rotor combine model has earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for harvesting the most wheat in an 8-hour period.
35 years of technical advances
Introduction of the first Twin Rotor combine, the Model TR70, further enhanced New Holland’s long-standing reputation for its industry-leading concepts that have historically reduced production labor while increasing the quality of agricultural crops. 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.
From this beginning in 1975, New Holland has continued to apply new concepts and technologies to the Twin Rotor combine, ushering in the newest models, the CR9065 and CR9090.
New for Model Year 2010, New Holland’s 463-hp CR9065 Series combine is the latest Twin Rotor model to be made at the Grand Island facility. It delivers increased power and productivity in a small-frame combine. This extra horsepower provides excellent power for unloading on the go, and for spreading and chopping crop residue, and allows the operator to maintain ground speed in hilly and soft soil conditions and while unloading on the go.
The CR9090, made in Zedelgem, Belgium, made its North American début in November, 2009. Recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s highest-capacity combine, the 591-hp CR9090 boasts market-leading power from the latest turbo compound engine, a 306-gallon fuel tank and technology fully compliant with B100 biodiesel usage.
The CR9090 also applies the latest generation of Twin Rotor technology that includes a higher maximum rotor speed allowing an even higher capacity of crop to be processed.