What can damage the New Holland Combines?

New Holland Combines were first introduced in 1975 and featured twin rotors for the first time. Combines tend to make the harvesting process easier with a multifunctioning setup that helps harvest the crop while keeping the grain quality intact and unbroken.

New Holland Combines come in different models with different torque and power because of various engine combinations.

You have a great choice if you own a New Holland Combine; however, you may doubt and question your purchase if it keeps breaking down. An educated opinion on why the combines keep breaking down can help you resolve the issue at its earliest. This article will help you recognize factors breaking down your harvester combine.

Concave Elements:

Every farmer cross-checks a harvester’s rotors and cylinders, which are its notable features, before bringing it into use. Nonetheless, the harvester may break down even with the issues in concave elements. The thorough inspection of the concave elements may include the proper testing of the missing wires, rounded or bent bars, residue buildup, and foreign objects. It is best to remove the panels, clean them thoroughly, and install them at a level to avoid the leakage of the crop during threshing. Checking the front beaters’ plates for wear can also be valuable.

Slats, Chains, and Feeder House:

You may face substantial hindrances and problems during the harvesting process if you overlook slats and chains in the inspection. The New Holland combine will break down sooner or later if you work with a bent slant. Thus, we recommend checking if the slants open parallel to each other without tears. Working with a bent or damaged slant may damage the feeder house too.

Inspect the chains to see if the tension within the chain is proper and if they are not worn. Replacing the chains is a better idea if their tension has reached its maximum limit because otherwise, they will break down during the combine processing. You can access chains and even top drive sprockets for wear and tear while rotating the feeder house.

Chaffer and Sieve Elements:

You may avoid the task of removing the chaffer and sieve elements of its gross nature. However, you can’t skip this step if you care for the better functioning of your combine. Take out the chaffer and sieve elements to detect any tear, especially in the front of the chaffer, where a great amount of residue falls. Keenly check all nooks and corners for any cracks you may need to weld.

Read the New Holland parts catalog to detect the location of assembly bolts. Tighten them if you feel like they have loosened. Meanwhile, look for missing or bent fingers. Moreover, check if elongated holes exist in the frame where the chaffer and sieve elements work.

You may end up inspecting this part by examining high-crop dividers or detector flaps for any damage.


The blunt knives and blades perform poorly, lack efficiency, and drag the chopper, causing it to consume more power. You may replace the whole set of knives to protect the chopper from destroying itself because of the knives’ imbalance. As you inspect the chopper, closely look for any damage in the residue management system assembly. Your harvested crop may not spread evenly if the tailboard vanes are damaged.

Scrutinize the motor unit’s hinge points and rotors to get done with the chopper inspection. Consider a repair or replacement if hinge points have stress cracks or rotors lack smoothness.


Examine the entire length of the belt for any damage since it has to perform the nerve-braking task of delivering power for all the tasks. A repair is necessary of the belt; any component features burned or missing streaks or grooves in the sides. Impending parts failure like bearing damage and maladjustment also indicates the belt issues. The sides of the belts are more vulnerable to damage since it transmits most power through their sides. If you overlook any of these issues, your combine will most likely break down amidst the process. You should have a New Holland Parts Catalog, to assist with ordering parts for your combine.


Rotate the chain assembly after removing the grain elevators’ drive belts. It will expose any sagging chains or missing paddles to you. Proceed to check the chain tension and adjust it using the New Holland service manual guide. You may need to check this chain tension component daily during the harvest. If the tension is slacking, the paddles sag a little more and operate in a backward direction; the grain flows back and down the elevator with this issue.

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Yield Monitor:

The disorder of the yield monitor may not cause any significant difficulty in the operation of the combine. Still, the yield record may come up with discrepancies that need to be adjusted to keep the yield distribution and finance recording at a smooth pace.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the manufacturer of New Holland Combines?

Case New Holland Industrial (CNH) manufactures all New Holland products, including the combine.

Does New Holland still make combines?

Yes, New Holland has continued developing and manufacturing combines since they originally began selling under Ford.

What is New Holland’s Biggest Combine?

The newly created CR10.90 is the largest combine in the New Holland lineup.