New Holland FR480

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New Holland has been at the forefront of the forage harvester market for over half a century, revolutionizing the way you chop with a host of pioneering industry firsts. Now, the NEW FR Forage Cruiser self-propelled forage harvesters offer innovation and productivity in a five-model line from 476 right up to 824 horsepower. New Holland has married industry-leading chopping and crop processing performance with outstanding operator comfort and new, efficient engine packages.

The FR’s compact design and impressive 55° steering angle give it a turning circle of a mere 21 feet. This means smaller headlands for less time turning and more time harvesting. Furthermore, the tapered rear design ensures the harvester itself perfectly follows its rear wheels with zero overhang, making maneuvering and parking even easier.

The FR’s ultra-long wheelbase ensures ultimate stability in the field and on the road. Up to four segmented 500-lb counterweights prevent bouncing during high-speed road transport when the header is still attached.

High ground clearance, up to a full four inches more than the competition, prevents grounding when working in muddy, marginal conditions. Operations that work in the most extreme conditions and who are looking for year-round forage harvesting performance, will select the optional 100% mechanical four-wheel-drive option.


Engine FPT Cursor 13*
Engine configuration and number of cylinders In-line 6
Capacity liters 12.9
Injection system Common Rail
Compliant with engine emissions regulations
Compliant with engine emissions regulations Tier 4B
ECOBlue™ HI-eSCR system (Selective Catalytic Reduction) Standard
Gross engine power @ 2100rpm - ISO TR14396 - ECE R120 [kW/hp(CV)] 320/435
Max. engine power @ 1700-2000rpm - ISO TR14396 - ECE R120 [kW/hp(CV)] 350/476
Torque @ 2100rpm ISO 14396 - ECE R120 ft. lbs. (Nm) 1073 (1455)
Torque @ 1700rpm ISO 14396 - ECE R120 ft. lbs. (Nm) 1450 (1966)
Maximum Torque @ 1500rpm ISO 14396 - ECE R120 ft. lbs. (Nm) 1477 (2003)
Torque rise (2100 to 1500rpm) % 38
Torque rise (2100 to 1700rpm) % 35
Approved biodiesel blend*** B7
Power Cruise™ II system Standard
Fuel consumption measuring and read-out on IntelliView™ IV monitor Standard
Air compressor Optional
Fuel tank
Diesel capacity gal. (l) 317 (1200)
AdBlue capacity gal. (l) 52 (200)
Feeding HydroLoc™ drive
Length of cut adjustment Infinite
Number of feed-rolls 4
Feed opening width in. (mm) 33.9 (860)
MetaLoc™ metal detection with position indication Standard
Dual Drive system (header hydrostatic drive) Optional
ActiveLOC™ active chop length control Optional
Cutterhead cylinder type V-shaped with 2 rows of knives
Cutterhead frame width in. (mm) 35.4 (900)
Cutterhead cylinder width in. (mm) 34.8 (884)
Cutterhead diameter (max / min) in. (mm) 27.9 / 27.2 (710 / 690)
Cutterhead speed at 2100 engine rpm 1130
Cuts per minute (2x8 knives) c/min 9,060
Length of cut range (2x8 knives) in. (mm) 0.2 - 1.3 (6 - 33)
Cuts per minute (2x10 knives) c/min 11,320
Length of cut range (2x10 knives) in. (mm) 0.2 - 1 (5 - 26)
Cuts per minute (2x12 knives) c/min 13,600
Length of cut range (2x12 knives) in. (mm) 0.2 - 0.9 (4 - 22)
Adjust-O-Matic™ shearbar setting Standard
Automatic knife sharpening system in forward or reverse Standard
Variflow™ system
Variflow™ system Shift between crops in under two minutes
Crop processor
Roll diameter in. (mm) 9.8 (250)
Two-roll system with saw tooth profile teeth 99 / 126 / 166
Width crop processor rolls in. (mm) 29.5 (750)
10% speed differential (dia) Optional
22% speed differential Standard
30% speed differential always in combination with chrome coating Optional
50% speed differential (whole crop) (dia) Optional
Roll clearance range (electro-hydraulic adjustment) in. (mm) 0.04 - 0.2 (1 - 6)
Remote electro-hydraulic clearance control Standard
Blower rotor diameter in. (mm) 20.7 (525)
Blower rotor width in. (mm) 29.5 (750)
Blower speed at 2100 engine rpm rpm 2119
Spout maximum height in. (mm) 252 (6400)
Rotation angle degree 210
Spout extension (10-row corn header) in. (mm) 28.3 (720)
Spout extension (12-row corn header) in. (mm) 54 (1380)
Automatic spout functions (home and work positions) Standard
Spout side collision protection Standard
Abrasive option
Spout Optional
Cropflow Optional
12 volt alternator standard Amps 240
Battery capacity CCA / Ah 2 x 800 / 107
Hydrostatic Standard
Gearbox 4-speed
Remote gearshifting Standard
Differential lock
Mechanical powered rear wheels Optional
Maximum road speed @ 1200 rpm mph (kph) 29 (40)
Header control systems
Pressure compensation mode Standard
Autofloat™ system Optional
Mechanical Lateral flotation Standard
Power Reverse hydraulic header reverser Standard
Hydraulic quick coupler (single location) Standard
Automatic header speed synchronisation to forward speed Standard
Cab glass area
Cab glass area ft³ (m³) 240 (6.8)
Cab category level - EN 15695 1
HID lighting pack Optional
Standard cloth trimmed seat with air-suspension Standard
Deluxe cloth trimmed heated air-suspension seat with Active Ventilation Optional
Leather trimmed heated air-suspension seat with Active Ventilation
Instructor’s seat Standard
CommandGrip™ handle Optional
IntelliView™ IV monitor with adjustable position Standard
Reversing camera Optional
Manual air-conditioning and heating Standard
Automatic climate control Optional
Removable coolbox Optional
Automatic greasing system Standard
Rear bumper with integrated water proof storage boxes Standard
Optimum cab noise level - ISO 5131 (dB(A)) 76
New Holland Precision Land Management systems - PLM® Connect Telematics
PLM® Connect Telematics Optional
New Holland Precision Land Management systems - Guidance systems
IntelliSteer® system Optional
Automatic row guidance system for corn headers Optional
IntelliFill™ system Optional
New Holland Precision Land Management systems - Precision farming
Optional additive tank (with adjustable flow) capacity gal. (l) 100 (395)
Moisture measuring Optional
Yield measuring and moisture measuring Optional
Full Precision farming package including: Yield measuring and moisture measuring, DGPS yield mapping Optional
Full Precision farming package including: PLM desktop software and software support service Optional
Weight**** lbs. (kg) 27,668 (12550)
With traction wheels ***** 710/75R34 - 900/60R32 - 520/85R42
Turning radius ft. (m) 21 (6.4)
Maximum height in transport position ft. (m) 12.4 (3.77) - 12.3 (3.76) - 12.4 (3.79)
Maximum width - transport ft. (m) 10.3 (3.15) - 11.3 (3.45) - 16.6 (5.06)
Wheelbase ft. (m) 10.5 (3.2)
Ground clearance in. (mm) 19 (500)