New Holland has pushed its ceiling with its latest self-propelled forager; the new FR920 has a 911hp, 20L FPT engine under the hood.
This model replaces the existing FR850.
Added muscle has prompted New Holland to beef up other parts of the harvester; the feed-roller and crop (kernel) processor frames are stronger on this model. The main drive-belts are also larger - to cope with the additional torque.
In fact, there is a choice of three crop processors - with different roller configurations. This wider offering reflects the needs of a growing biogas industry.
The overall crop-feed system has been improved; it is now said to have what is effectively a 12.5% bigger intake channel - thanks to higher lifting potential of the intake rolls.
The FR920 has a new, "heavy-duty" 4WD system; it increases the maximum torque transferred to the wheels by 60% compared to the standard version. It boasts new, "heavy-duty" axles that are 'guidance-ready', along with a reinforced steering axle support.
The new set-up can also accommodate larger steering tyres - up to 710/60 R30.
The most powerful offering in a five-model line-up, expect to see the new FR920 arrive on the marketplace for the 2018 season.
In other recent New Holland news, the manufacturer unveiled a range of new agricultural implements at Agritechnica 2017.
Following the acquisition of Kongskilde Agriculture – a deal that was completed earlier this year – New Holland has started the gradual integration of those agricultural implements into its own product offering.
The first selection of these was present on New Holland’s stand at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany.
New Holland – or rather its parent company CNH Industrial – confirmed its intention to acquire the ‘grass’ and ‘soil’ equipment lines of Kongskilde back in October of last year.
This chunk of Kongskilde’s business comprised of a factory in Poland and another in Sweden, plus other facilities.
The deal has now given New Holland access to a wider range of machinery and implements – equipment that was previously offered under a variety of brand-names, including Kongskilde, Overum, JF and even Howard.