The brand-new CR11 New Holland combine made its debut this week at Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany.
RealAgriculture’s Bern Tobin was there to speak with Lars Sorensen, global product manager for New Holland combines, and captures all the details in the video below.
Sorensen says this combine is a complete redesign of the machine, where the goal of productivity and driving down costs meant re-thinking so many components and aspects of the machine.
The CR11 features a 775-horsepower C16 engine, with 2×24-inch rotors, a 567-bushel (20,000 litre) grain tank and a six bushels (210 litres) per second unload rate.
Sorensen says that this combine is the answer for producers looking for more capacity, lower grains loss, and a high quality sample. Increased efficiency at harvest means bringing in the harvest faster, protecting grain quality.
Residue management is also a key focus of this machine, he says, with a completely new residue management system. The up-to 60-foot cutting width is complimented by a new chopper and chaff spreader system, and the IntelliSpread radar system automates the spreading control to ensure full and even residue coverage behind the combine.
The CR11 won the Gold Medal for Innovation at the 2023 Agritechnica Innovation Awards.
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The machine is also available with the optional NutriSense NIR sensor, which monitors crop composition in real-time to analyze and map nutrient and moisture levels. Data can be used to help support harvest, storage and sales decisions, and inform production plan changes for upcoming seasons, supporting profitability and future performance.
The CR11 combine will be available with the SmartTrax hydraulically suspended track or a range of larger tire offerings, including the Michelin Cerexbib 2, size 900/65R46 with a diameter of 7.7 feet. This tire was the result of a development partnership between New Holland and Michelin. The long footprint and increased traction provide a reduced ground compaction that sets a new precedent in harvesting, New Holland says.