New Holland TR70 Axial Flow Combine, 1975

Summary

Engineers designed the TR70 as a compact machine suitable for hilly terrain. The twin rotors (TR) shelled corn or threshed grain and moved it through the combine’s body. Setting the rotors at an angle (axial) shortened the machine. Farmers changed the front-end attachment to harvest corn, beans, or wheat. Stencils on this prototype, exhibited at trade shows, explained additional features.

Engineers designed the TR70 as a compact machine suitable for hilly terrain. The twin rotors (TR) shelled corn or threshed grain and moved it through the combine’s body. Setting the rotors at an angle (axial) shortened the machine. Farmers changed the front-end attachment to harvest corn, beans, or wheat. Stencils on this prototype, exhibited at trade shows, explained additional features.

Artifact

Combine

Date Made

1975

Creators

Sperry Rand Corporation. New Holland Division 

Ford Motor Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Pennsylvania, New Holland 

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Made by the New Holland Division of the Sperry Rand Corporation, New Holland, Pennsylvania. Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, made the diesel engine.

Agriculture
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Agriculture

Object ID

87.123.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford New Holland, Inc.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Paint (Coating)

Technique

Assembling (Additive and joining process)
Painting (Coating)

Color

Yellow
Red

Dimensions

Height: 164 in

Length: 362 in

Wheelbase: 127.4 in

Weight: 14445 lbs

Horsepower: 145 hp  (108.13 kW)

Inscriptions

Serial number located on a plate on the axle above the proper left rear wheel: 1975-01 On proper left and proper right side, center, from the top: 190-BU. GRAIN TANK / with Optional Extensions. / NEW HOLLAND / TR70 / TWIN ROTOR On proper left and proper right side, bottom, back: ADJUSTABLE / REAR AXLE / SPERRY * NEW HOLLAND Proper left and right side of cab: FULL-VIEW / CAB / OPTIONAL: / AIR CONDITIONING / HEATER AM/FM RADIO / MONITOR SYSTEM Proper left< side< back: FORD GAS-142 H.P. / -OR- / CAT DIESEL-166 H.P. Proper left side, center: FULLY-ENCLOSED AUGER: UNLOADS AT ANY ANGLE AT 1-1/2 BU. PER SECOND On front: NEW HOLLAND On back: NEW HOLLAND / LOOK! NO STRAWWALKERS Proper left and right side of four-row corn head: NEW HOLLAND

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