New Holland Agriculture has launched a combine harvester featuring a new Crossover Harvesting concept.
The concept incorporates the company's Twin Rotor separation technology with conventional threshing technology.
The New Holland CH7.70 combine has been launched in Europe and will be available in more markets later this year.
New Holland says the new Crossover Combine sets a new benchmark in capacity for mid-range combines delivering "outstanding" grain and straw quality in all crops and conditions.
"The highly fuel-efficient engine with patented HI-eSCR 2 technology for Stage V compliance delivers high productivity with extremely low operating costs. This performance comes with the superior comfort of the Harvest Suite deluxe cab," crop harvesting product management global, Lars Skjoldager Sorensen, said.
"We designed the CH7.70 for professional arable farmers and contractors looking for a combine that delivers consistent, high performance in all conditions together with low cost of ownership," he said.
"The new CH7.70 combine brings to our customers all the benefits of 45 years of Twin Rotor separation excellence combined with our best threshing technology."
Lionel Gleyroux, combines and New Holland Flagship Europe said: "The new Crossover combine creates a new segment in New Holland's wide offering, between mid-range conventional and flagship rotary models, further extending the choice of solutions for our customers, capable of meeting the specific needs of all types of farming operations.
"The new Crossover Harvesting concept takes the best of our harvesting expertise to create the opportunity for every farmer and contractor to be more productive, versatile and effective.
"With the new Crossover Harvesting concept, our customers just get more: more productivity, more quality, more savings."
And Carlo Lambro, New Holland Brand President, said: "New Holland revolutionised the way farmers harvested over 45 years ago. Today, with the launch of the new CH Crossover Harvesting combine, it confirms its global harvesting leadership."
He said the new Crossover technology delivered up to 25 per cent higher throughput than a conventional combine in its segment.
The two-drum threshing system features a 600mm diameter drum - the largest in the segment - with reinforced, heavy-duty design to deliver outstanding threshing performance.
Drum speed is controlled from the cab by a new heavy-duty hydraulic drum variator so that the operator can ensure the speed is matched to the crop and field conditions.
The threshing system is combined with the New Holland Opti-Thresh system which adapts to crop conditions and maturity simply by repositioning the rear part of the concave - no tools are needed.
The CH7.70 combines this high-capacity two-drum system with New Holland's Twin Rotor concept to deliver the Crossover Harvesting experience.
The specially designed 3.45-metre-long Twin Rotor system provides the largest separation area in the segment, a company spokesman said.
The CH7.70 features the Cursor 9 engine that develops 278.8 kilowatts (374 horsepower) - 25.3kW (34hp) more than the CX6.90 - to deliver a consistently powerful and fuel-efficient performance in all conditions.
The CH combine has been designed to deliver easy maintenance: only four greasing points make daily maintenance quickly and the large service door on top of the straw hood door provides easy access.
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