New Holland extends forage harvester range with new flagship

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New Holland Agriculture has extended its Forage Cruiser range at the top end with the new flagship model, the FR920, which takes foraging to a new level, New Holland claim.

High capacity and productivity result from the powerful new engine and improved feeding, while the industry-leading HydroLoc™ technology delivers best-in-class chop quality. A choice of three ranges of crop processors, all available in different roll configurations, covers every requirement from Biogas applications to shredded silage. This big forage harvesting performance comes with outstanding operator comfort.

Lars Skjoldager Sørensen, Head of Harvesting Product Line, said: “New Holland has been at the forefront of forage harvesting for more than half a century. Over the years we have introduced a host of pioneering innovations and industry firsts. Today, with the new flagship FR920, we are offering forage harvesting on the largest scale combined with excellent durability resulting from the new heavy-duty drives and processors. The FR920’s productivity and best-in-class chop quality comes with outstanding Total Cost of Ownership.”

The new FR920 flagship model features the all-new FPT Industrial V20 engine developed for forage harvesting applications. It delivers 670 kW (911 hp) maximum power at 1600 to 1800 rpm, 4,095 Nm maximum torque and a productivity-boosting 44% torque rise at 2100-1600 rpm.

The power curve specifically mapped to match the precise requirements of foraging applications ensures the best transient response, so that the FR reacts fast to changing load. The V20 engine delivers the most fuel-efficient performance in the 1600 to 1900 rpm working range.

The overall feeding system has been improved and now features a 12.5% bigger intake channel thanks to higher lifting potential of the intake rolls

The in-line concept and direct driveline logic of the FR Forage Cruiser ensure that all the power from the new V20 engine is efficiently transmitted to the driven parts and, ultimately, to the ground. The entire driveline and components on the FR920 have been reinforced to manage the greatly increased engine output of the new flagship model.

It features a new heavy-duty four wheel drive system developed to deal with the increased power and traction requirements. It increases the maximum torque transferred to the wheels by 60% compared to the standard four wheel drive system, delivering all the traction this powerful machine may need in the toughest field conditions while ensuring field surface preservation.

It features new heavy-duty axles that are guidance ready and a reinforced steering axle support. The new system also meets the increasing customer demand for being able to mount larger footprint steering tyres.

The engagement of the new heavy-duty four wheel drive on the FR920 is controlled by the standard Terralock™ feature, which automatically activates and deactivates the four wheel drive axle depending on the steering angle setting, minimising damage to the field surface during headland turns and reducing operator fatigue in long harvesting days.

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