Friday, 01 October 2021 09:55

New Holland turns 60

Written by  Staff Reporters

New Holland Agriculture is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the introduction of its first self-propelled forage harvester, brought about by transforming its SP818 trailed harvester into a self-propelled machine.

The company is marking the milestone with a 60th Anniversary Special Edition of its FR Forage Cruiser for all units produced for the next season, with machines bearing distinctive, Anniversary livery featuring a 60th Anniversary decal, silver swash and silver leaf to symbolise the machine's technology and performance.

Over the six decades, NH self-propelled foragers have seen numerous technical advances, including: Power Cruise, which ensures maximum capacity in paddocks of varying crop density; HydroLoc, which ensures constant chop length regardless of crop type and variations in load, and has a robust cutterhead with multiple configurations to suit crops from conventional silage to biomass.

ActiveLOC technology automatically calibrates chop length to ensure optimal silage depending on the moisture content of individual swaths, while the NutriSense NIR sensor provides crop nutrient data, which can be visualised on the MyPLM Connect portal, to help farmers make informed decisions to market their crops most profitability, and tailor inputs for enhanced future yields. 

Henrik Aaskov Hansen, global product manager for New Holland Self Propelled Forage Harvesters said, "For the last 60 years, New Holland forage harvesters have constantly pushed the boundaries of performance.

"More recently, FR Forage Cruisers have also proven invaluable assets in biomass production, which is developing fast in response to the growing demand for sustainable fuels".

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