Forage harvesting on the largest scale
New Holland has been at the forefront of the forage harvesting sector for over half a century with a whole host of pioneering industry firsts that have revolutionised the way you forage today. Industry leading chopping performance has been married to outstanding operator comfort. Significantly improved capacity and productivity result from better crop flow, which are all wrapped up in a sleek and tapered design which has New Holland written all over it.
New Holland knows that throughput is king where forage harvesters are concerned and that owners dream in tonnes per hour. The largest, 900mm diameter cutterhead in the business offers exceptionally high levels of inertia, and when combined with lots of cutting space, throughput and accuracy are guaranteed. The ECO engine management mode works to ensure the engine is always fully loaded in relation to a preset engine speed to deliver optimal operating efficiency and performance. Renowned Power Cruise™ features ensure your FR’s voracious appetite is satisfied in fields of varying crop density and state of the art headers eat grass, maize and whole crop.
Superior harvest quality
Patented HydroLoc™ technology guarantees constant chop length independent of throughput and crop type. The ActiveLOC™ system automatically adapts chop length to actual moisture content for unsurpassed quality. Automatic adjustment maintains best-in-class chop quality, and when combined with uniform kernel cracking from the most efficient crop processor, premium forage and biomass quality is guaranteed.
Lower operating costs
Lower operating costs mean higher profits. The FR480 to FR780 models benefit from advanced ECOBlue™ HI-eSCR technology for Tier 4B compliance which optimises your fuel consumption, saving you money. For example the FR650 has 5%* increased capacity while consuming 21%* less fuel than its larger FR700 predecessor model. Increasing productivity and reducing costs. Advanced MetaLoc™ technology protects your FR from potentially fatal metal ingress. The patented Variflow™ system crop processor can be changed from maize to grass position in under 2 minutes without the need for tools. Saving time, earning you more money.
* Refers to official DLG certified test data.
Absolute driving pleasure
Skilled forage harvester operators are like gold dust, and when you’ve found one, you’ll want to hang onto them. The FR offers a first-class foraging environment. They’ll have an uninterrupted view whichever way they look for accurate pick-up and crop discharge. The cab has been completely redesigned to put the operator at the heart of the machine. The new armrest is an example of ergonomic excellence with all controls falling naturally to hand. What’s more it boasts the ultra-wide screen IntelliView™ IV colour touch screen monitor and new armrest to keep all key operating parameters under control. The IntelliFill™ feature fills the trailer for you so you can concentrate on the serious business of pick-up.
Best-In-Class Fuel Efficiency
The FR650 Forage Cruiser was put through its paces on the rigorous DLG Fokus testing. The results will offer you impressive efficiency savings. The FR650 consumed a mere 0.5 litres of diesel per tonne of maize foraged when chopping to 8mm. When compared to the previous FR700 this translated to a 21% fuel saving all whilst increasing capacity by 5%.