|New Holland CX8 Super Conventional Combine
New Holland Agriculture launched the new generation CX8 Series of super conventional combines, with two six-strawwalker models and the flagship CX8.90, with its 490 horsepower, vast 355 bushel grain tank and state-of-the-art cleaning systems.
With the Opti-Speed strawwalkers, unique to New Holland, the combine automatically sets the strawwalker speed to match maximum throughput of the crop being harvested: wheat, corn, canola and rice. In addition, the system automatically slows down the strawwalkers when travelling uphill to keep all the grains safely inside the combine and speeds up when moving downhill to maintain efficient separation.
The Opti-Clean system improves cleaning performance by up to 20% by optimizing the sieve stroke and throwing angles together with maximizing cascade capacity. The longer stroke and steep throwing angle keep more material airborne maximizing cleaning efficiency.
The Opti-Fan system further increases the efficiency of the cleaning system by automatically adjusting fan speed according to the incline. Once the desired fan speed is selected on flat ground, the fan will slow down when harvesting uphill to prevent losses and speeds up when travelling downhill to maintain a perfectly clean grain sample. The result: a clean sample, reduced losses and no operator intervention.
The Opti-Spread residue management system has been designed for maximum efficiency. With the CX8.90 working with the largest 41-foot Varifeed header, it meets any spreading width requirement. The Dual Chop technology ensures a superfine chop of all material.
The CX8.90 combine’s 355 bushel grain tank capacity is the largest on the market and with optional folding covers can be securely covered in the evening to prevent moisture entering the tank and it can be opened and closed from the comfort of the operator’s seat, thus maximizing productivity.
The Harvest Suite Ultra cab, which is new to the CX8 Series, provides a spacious, comfortable and quiet working environment. The volume of the wide cab has been increased to 130.5 feet cubed. The 73dB(A) cab contributes to fatigue-free working days. The new harvesting console has been designed to become an extension of the operator, with the controls of all key harvesting parameters ergonomically laid out. Operators are able to fine tune harvesting speed with the force based CommandGrip multifunction handle, which the CX8 Series shares with the flagship CR rotary combines and high horsepower tractors.
The ultra-wide 10.5 inch IntelliView IV color touchscreen monitor is mounted on rollers so that it can be positioned just as the operator wants it. An optional second screen is perfect for IntelliSteer auto guidance and for displaying views from up to three cameras — one of which is pre-wired to assist with reversing.
Operators will be comfortable throughout the longest working days with a choice of three seat options, the top of the range leather trimmed seat offers heating and active ventilation, extended vertical travel and automatic weight adjustment to absorb the largest bumps for a smooth ride.
The spread of light from the new CX8 Series’ lighting package has been precision engineered to provide visibility of the entire head and the field both ahead and behind the machine. An unloading auger light makes it easier to unload with precision. A further innovation introduced to the new generation CX8 Series combines is the full LED working lighting package, which has a far brighter, wider and longer reach, providing excellent visibility up to 1,600 feet ahead.
In addition, the Harvest Suite Ultra cab has a 7% larger glazed area, taking it to 68 feet squared.
The CX8.80 model uses ECOBlueTM HI-eSCR technology to comply with the Tier 4 Final emissions standards, delivering highly responsive performance with outstanding efficiency. The CX8.90 complies with Tier 4A regulations using an ECOBlue SCR engine that delivers 10% fuel savings compared to a Tier 3 engine with outstanding transient response for sustained productivity in all field conditions.