New Holland Agriculture has launched the new generation CX8 Series of super conventional combines that will allow professional large-scale farmers and custom harvesters to achieve profitability with its high capacity and straw and grain quality. Two six-strawwalker models have set new standards of productivity, grain and straw quality, and operator comfort. The flagship CX8.90 features 490 horsepower, 355 bushel grain tank and cleaning systems.

“The CX8 Series is the latest generation in a long line of high performing conventional combines which began in 2001 with the launch of the first CX models and has been characterized by constant innovation,” stated Mark Hooper, Senior Director of Marketing for New Holland in North America. “The power and innovation makes this machine the next step up for operators currently using a Deere or Claas, and we invite those operators to reach out to a New Holland dealer to demo this next generation of powerful and conventional harvesting.”

With the Opti-Speed™ strawwalkers’ 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% and the Opti-Fan™ system automatically adjusts the fan speed according to the incline. Once the fan speed is selected on flat ground, the fan will slow down when harvesting uphill to prevent losses and speeds up when travelling downhill.

The Harvest Suite™ Ultra cab width has been increased to 130.5 ft³. The near silent 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 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.

The spread of light from the new CX8 Series’ lighting package has been precision engineered and an unloading auger light makes it easier to unload with precision without losing a single grain. A further innovation introduced to the new generation CX8 Series combines is the full LED working lighting package, which has a brighter, wider and longer reach and provides visibility up to 1,600 feet ahead. In addition, the Harvest Suite™ Ultra cab has a 7% larger glazed area, taking it to 68 ft2 for outstanding visibility day and night.