911hp on tap: New flagship forager from New Holland
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 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.
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.