What is in this article?:
- Equipment Forum: New Holland launches latest generation of CX8000 combines
- Strawwalker delivers productivity
• These combines deliver unmatched straw quality and the cleanest grain sample for large-scale farmers and custom harvesters.
Strawwalker delivers productivity
The CX8000 Elevation also features the exclusive Opti-Speed strawwalker technology, which delivers up to 10 percent more productivity on slopes. This unique system automatically varies the strawwalker speed based on the field’s slope. The operator simply selects from four pre-sets: wheat, corn, canola and rice, and the Opti-Speed system takes care of the rest.
When driving uphill, the strawwalker speed reduces to reduce the transport speed of the straw over the strawwalkers reducing losses, and when driving downhill, strawwalker speed is increased to prevent clogging.
This system is also beneficial for harvesting corn, thanks to an optimized strawwalker speed for this crop.
Unloading speed now tops 3.5 bushels per second, 14 percent faster than previous, to ensure the largest grain tank is emptied in just over 90 seconds.
CX8000 Elevation models are the only conventional combines that can deliver 25 mph top transport speeds. Over 20 percent faster than previous models, this high transport speed is achieved at reduced engine speeds as low as 1,600 rpm, resulting in decreased fuel consumption. This enables operators to maximize optimal harvesting windows by minimizing productivity-impacting transport time.
New Holland has introduced its most complete lighting package on CX8000 Elevation range, improving the spread of light to the front of the combine by up to 55 percent. Featuring four HID work lights mounted under the cab roof, the full width of the header is fully illuminated during work. A fifth HID light has been installed to the left wing mirror strut and illuminates the field ahead, enabling operators to anticipate changes in terrain or crop conditions.
Two additional halogen lamps are mounted to the rear shield, and cast a broad spread of light to enable operators to monitor residue distribution or straw flow from the rear of the combine.
Operator comfort has been further enhanced courtesy of the upgraded seat with deep cushions and extended fore-after adjustment to ensure operators of all sizes are comfortable. The optional, heated full-leather seat offers a luxurious touch for the most demanding operators.