New Holland introduces the CR6.80 Combine, a smaller combine with all the features of the larger models. The CR6.80, the newest addition to New Holland’s CR combine series, is a new model focused on the mixed farming operation engaged in both livestock and crop production. The CR6.80 provides a maximum 374 hp and is designed to work with grain heads up to 30 feet wide and 8-row corn heads. Offering the same advantages of the larger models in the CR Series – capacity, productivity, less grain loss and high grain quality. The CR6.80 is for the grower who demands the smart features that New Holland combines deliver, but does not require the higher capacity of the more powerful CR models.
Nigel Mackenzie is the marketing manager for combine harvesters, combines, and heads for the North American market. He tells me that they didn’t sacrifice any comfort or power while making a smaller combine. Mackenzie says listening to their customers and their needs was part of the drive to introduce the CR6.80. Designed in consultation with customers, the new Harvest Suite Ultra cab defines harvesting comfort. The cab has 131 cu. ft. of space, and the interior layout has been designed for ergonomics and comfort. The new force-based CommandGrip™ multifunction handle is intuitive to use and makes it easy to fine-tune harvesting speed, optimizing performance. The new cab features 68 square feet of glassed area, and with the floor sloping down into the front windscreen, the operator has excellent visibility all around with a clear view of the header.
You can learn more here with Nigel McKenzie, New Holland: Hick Chick Chat with Nigel Mackenzie, New Holland