New Holland harvester gets 60th anniversary face lift

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Sixty years since New Holland first developed a self-propelled forage harvester, and the company will be celebrating in style

The proven Power Cruise feature ensures ultimate capacity in fields of varying crop density, while the state-of-the-art headers power through grass, maize and fodder

New Holland will mark its 60th anniversary with a special edition forage harvester, featuring a new livery and unique benefits for operators.

The celebration marks six decades since New Holland’s first self-propelled forage harvester debuted, when the manufacturer transformed its SP818 pull-type harvesters into the new machine.

To celebrate, all editions of the FR Forage Cruiser produced for the next season will bear a 60th anniversary decal, silver swash and sliver leaf to recognise the advancements in technologies and performance made by New Holland across the sixty years.

Standard MyPLM Connect, UpTime Solutions and UpTime Warranty will also be included as standard on the special edition harvesters.

"For the last 60 years, New Holland forage harvesters have constantly pushed the boundaries of performance, delivering the highest quality silage to meet the most demanding requirements of livestock farmers," New Holland spokesperson Henrik Aaskov Hansen says.

"More recently, our FR Forage Cruisers have also proven invaluable assets in biomass production, which is developing fast in response to the growing demand for sustainable fuels. As we mark this important milestone, New Holland Forage Harvesters are demonstrating how their versatility is helping our customers to improve their profitability and fully grasp the opportunities of new revenue streams."

The anniversary will also be marked by a special demonstration tour in Europe which will cover major harvester markets on the continent including Belgium, the Czech Republic and more.

New Holland is marking this important milestone with a 60th Anniversary Special Edition of its FR Forage Cruiser for all units produced for the next Season

New Holland hopes the tour will provide farmers with an opportunity to experience the productivity available in the FR Forage Cruiser.

Technology in the FR harvester increase productivity and crop quality in the field, especially in crops such as grass and maize.

Power Cruise ensures operators can harvest crops to full capacity in fields where crops may vary in density. HydroLoc also ensures consistent cop length, regardless of crop type.

MyPLM Connect telematics keeps farmers always connected to the machine and also allows them to send and receive in-time data to boost productivity in the field.

"The technological evolutions on the current FR Forage Cruiser enable the operator to control a wide range of parameters on the machine to increase the quality of the silage," Europe product marketing manager Florian Schmitt says.

"Whether we are cutting feed for livestock application, or biomass in various crops for biogas applications, the FR Forage Cruiser allows our customers to feed their business with the optimally chopped quality of the crop across all types of produce.

"The NIR technology provides a granular measurement of key nutritional values, and by using these in an applied environment, we can provide our customers with the highest quality in the stack, and as such support and manage a profitable and sustainable forage business."

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