Producing the best quality feed possible is the end goal for New Holland’s FR Forage Cruiser SP Forage Harvesters. Naturally, one of the best places to display this monster of a machine is during the 2015 World Dairy Expo. The New Holland team has been out in full-force to talk to producers from around the globe about their line up of forage equipment.
General manager for the self-propelled forage harvesters, Doug Otto, was on hand to share the specs and talk about the machines power, performance, comfort and efficiency.
“For model year 2016 we have launched a five new model lineup with the FR 780 being the new star. We haven’t had a machine positioned with this horsepower before. It’s sporting a brand new engine with 16 liters at 775 horsepower and a smaller version at 650 horsepower. The two smaller units have a 13 liter engine at 480 and 550 horsepower.”
Doug said all model support a 34.5 inch cutter head. This is the widest in the industry and provides a very thin crop mat as it goes through the chopper. This means the food in the bunk produces a higher quality nutrition, which leads to higher milk yields.
“This FR machine produces top quality feed and we see that time and time again with the kernel processing samples and in hay crops that come back to us.” Doug said producers are not only excited about feed quality, but also capacity.
Dealers are taking orders now for delivery in late fall and early spring. Listen to my complete interview with Doug to learn more: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/wde-15-nh-otto.mp3″ text=”Doug Otto, New Holland”]
View and download photos from the event here: 2015 World Dairy Expo Photo Album