New Holland CR twin-rotor combines have benefitted from a considerable amount of product development since the first of these pure rotary machines appeared in the UK way back in 2003. Successive generations have seen a terrific hike in performance, too — a current CR10.90 model, for example, has potentially double the output of its range-topping forebear, the original CR980

It’s important to appreciate just how much development has gone into New Holland CR combines over the past 16 or so years. Not that you would necessarily know this from looking at the combines. Cab, header and tyre sizes apart, the original CR design language continues, with even those familiar with New Holland combines needing to take a look at the model number and decal designs to really tell one CR from another.