New Holland has launched its narrow-bodied CR8.80, the latest model in its rotary combine line up. Featuring a new engine which meets Tier 4B emissions criteria and adjustable vanes for superior grain separation. The new model is highly efficient and responsive, even under full load.
The CR8.80’s new FPT Cursor 11 engine brings it in line with the rest of the CR range with ECOBlue™ HI-eSCR emissions technology to meet Tier4B criteria. No requirements for engine gas recirculation (EGR) means it maintains the high efficiency expected of a CR combine while remaining responsive when running under full load for long periods.
Redesigned adjustable vanes have been added and help improve power efficiency and increase grain separation. Already in use on larger CR models the vanes sit on the top section of the rotor cage helping keep the crop on the rotor for longer. Improved centrifugal threshing removes more grain from the straw mat, which is particularly useful when working with damper straw more common in UK and Irish crops.
When shod with tall 710/70 R42 tyres or 24’’ tracks the CR8.80 treads a narrower path through traffic and gateways at 3.24m wide, while high capacity headers ensure optimum productivity in the field. The CR8.80 is capable of harvesting in excess of 50 tonnes of wheat per hour when fitted with a 30’ (9.1m) Varifeed™ table. It also features the same Twin Pitch Rotor™ technology and Dynamic Feed Roll module as can be found in the range topping CR10.90.
The CR8.80 is a comfortable place to spend long hours at the wheel with the Harvest Suite™ Ultra cab. Operators benefit from low noise levels of 73dB and a glass area of 6.3m2 for exceptional visibility, plus air-conditioning, automatic climate control, coolbox and removable fridge. New Holland’s CommandGrip™ handle and IntelliView™ IV monitor come as standard, while optional IntelliSteer® auto guidance helps operators manage a variety of guidance paths and SmartSteer edge guidance automatically ensures the header is full, right to the edge.
The new CR8.80 makes its debut during New Holland’s Harvest Demonstration Tour of the UK during August and September.