For details on the second generation of the Sidewinder controls, see http://bit.ly/Sidewinder2. Taking input from consumers and design cues from Fiat (automaker), the armrest/control console is movable and offers all controls at the tip of a finger. The Sidewinder II is available on the T6, T7 and T8 tractor models.

The 2013 models have an optional factory-installed Intellisteer guidance option, developed in partnership with Trimble navigation.

New Holland CR combines are technologically advanced but simple to use,” says Nigel Mackenzie, combine marketing manager. Six models, ranging from 355 to 402 hp, and nine header models ranging from 25 to 45 ft., provide a broad range for corn and soybean growers. They have a 25-mph road speed option to reflect grower needs,” Mackenzie says.

“We packaged that with twin-rotor solutions for different crop conditions and a large-screen IntelliView IV color touchscreen display that monitors all combine functions and  a wide variety of performance information from up to three camera inputs, with direct USB connectivity for data collection.”

The New Holland SynchroKnife drive, offered on the New Holland 880CF combine SuperFlex draper header, is a new, patented center knife-drive system that changes how a combine header cutterbar is driven. The double knife drive gearbox is driven by a single hydraulic motor and mounted in the center of the header. This system works on the same basis as the two opposing knife drives used in larger headers, but eliminates vibrations by synchronizing opposing knifes. The new drive also eliminates complex drivelines, reducing maintenance needs and saving power while reducing overall crop losses from the header, New Holland says.

The Cornrower system, invented and patented by New Holland dealer Jim Straeter of Rochester, IN, catches the stover under the stalk rolls, preventing soil/stover contact, while chopping it into small pieces. Labor to windrow the stover is eliminated since the Cornrower makes the windrow on the same pass as corn is harvested. For more on the combines, see http://bit.ly/NHCombine.

New Holland Agriculture is a division of CNH Global, a subsidiary of Fiat.