SIMA’s ‘Machine of the Year 2017’ award has gone to the New Holland CR and CX combines featuring Everest System, in the Combine category at the SIMA show 2017.
The flagship rotary CR 7.90, CR8.80, CR8.90 CX7.90, CX8.70 and CX8.80 received the technical innovation in recognition of the combines’ performance, productivity, cost of operation, ease of use and operator comfort.
The jury panel is comprised of journalists representing leading European agricultural publications in partnership of DLV. Established in 1997, this award was given every two years at the Agritechnica show in Germany. Since 2015, every odd year it is awarded in France at the SIMA exhibition.
“This award recognises the unrivalled performance on steep in-field slopes that CR and CX combines have with Everest system, it has set a new benchmark in terms of harvesting productivity and efficiency for our customers working in those challenging conditions” said Carlo Lambro Brand President of New Holland Ag. ”Once again it testifies the commitment of New Holland in building the long-standing leadership in the combine segment”.
New Holland’s super conventional CX7.90 and CX8.70, CX combines and its flagship rotary CR 7.90, CR8.80 and CR8.90 combines featuring the Everest levelling system have been engineered to counteract steep in-field slopes and keep the threshing and separation system perfectly level offering high performance in side hills.
The CX and CR Everest models compensate lateral slopes of up to 20% to maintain a perfect horizontality of the combine, and optimize the loading of the grain pan and deliver the same outstanding performance as on level ground.
The Everest system can also work in combination with a self-levelling shoe to deliver 100% efficiency on slopes of up to 36% and improves combine capacity even in the most demanding conditions.
As the cab remains horizontal till 20% the operator can maintain his attention for all day without getting tired due to the position of the combine on sidehills. The Everest system is totally integrated and does not modify the structure of the base unit. Another top benefit is the system doesn’t require any maintenance during the long harvest season.