New Holland History

New Holland sets a new world record by harvesting a massive 439.730 tonnes of soybean in eight hours with the CR8.90 combine harvester.

2017


2017

New Holland sets a new world record by harvesting a massive 439.730 tonnes of soybean in eight hours with the CR8.90 combine harvester. The outstanding performance in exceptionally high yield crop took place in the Bahia State of Brazil and was certified by independent adjudicator RankBrasil.


New Holland presents its Concept Tractor powered by methane and its vision for a sustainable future of agriculture at Farm Progress Show in Decatur IL, USA.

2017


2017

New Holland presents its Concept Tractor powered by methane and its vision for a sustainable future of agriculture at Farm Progress Show in Decatur IL, USA. The concept tractor features a 6-cylinder NEF methane engine developed for agriculture applications by FPT Industrial which delivers 180 hp and 740 Nm, the same power and torque as its standard diesel equivalent. It produces at least 10% lower CO2 emissions and reduces overall emissions by 80% and generates up to 30% running cost savings.​


New Holland expands its offering with new implement product lines after CNH Industrial acquires the agricultural Grass and Soil implements brands of Kongskilde Industries.

2017


2017

New Holland expands its offering with new implement product lines after CNH Industrial acquires the agricultural Grass and Soil implements brands of Kongskilde Industries.


The BigBaler Plus completes a challenge proving ultimate efficiency and productivity, excellent bale quality and outstanding reliability.

2016


2016

The BigBaler Plus completes a challenge proving ultimate efficiency and productivity, excellent bale quality and outstanding reliability: 32t/h, 1254 bales averaging 434 kg in 17 hours over 2 days. The challenge is overseen and the results certified by SGS.​


The NHDrive concept autonomous tractor is unveiled at the Farm Progress show in Boone IA, USA.

2016


2016

The NHDrive concept autonomous tractor is unveiled at the Farm Progress show in Boone IA, USA. It is an unmanned fully autonomous tractor able to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The NHDrive is equipped with a cab identical to that of a standard production model and can be driven by an operator for those operations where complete autonomy is not yet possible, thus ensuring maximum flexibility.


New Holland is the only manufacturer of agricultural machinery present at Expo Milano 2015 with its own Sustainable Farm Pavilion.

2015


2015

New Holland is the only manufacturer of agricultural machinery present at Expo Milano 2015 with its own Sustainable Farm Pavilion. More than 850 thousand visitors enjoyed the multiple interactive tools, the video installations, the augmented reality and the tractors, combine and grape harvester displaye​d inside the pavilion and on the roof.​​


​New Holland Celebrates 120 years of history and innovation

2015


2015

​New Holland Celebrates 120 years of history and innovation.

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New Holland acquires Miller-St. Nazianz, Inc.

2014


2014

New Holland acquires Miller-St. Nazianz, Inc.​


New Holland introduces Precision Land Management (PLM™)

1995


1995

New Holland introduces Precision Land Management (PLM™).


Intorduction of the revolutionary GENESIS™ tractor with SuperSteer™ FWD and SideWinder™ Console

1993


1993

Intorduction of the revolutionary GENESIS™ tractor with SuperSteer™ FWD and SideWinder™ Console.


Fiat purchased Ford New Holland

1991


1991

Fiat purchased Ford New Holland.


Introduction of the Roll-Belt round baler

1989


1989

Introduction of the Roll-Belt round baler.


Ford bought Sperry New Holland and formed Ford New Holland Inc.

1986


1986

Ford bought Sperry New Holland and formed Ford New Holland Inc.


World’s first twin rotor combine

1975


1975

World’s first twin rotor combine.


New Holland’s first Skid Steer Loader intorduced

1971


1971

New Holland’s first Skid Steer Loader intorduced.


Invention of the first Haybine™ Mower-Conditioner Sperry New Holland acquired Claeys

1964


1964

Invention of the first Haybine™ Mower-Conditioner
Sperry New Holland acquired Claeys.


Sperry purchases New Holland to form Sperry New Holland

1947


1947

The company changed its name into Sperry New Holland and the same year it made a major breakthrough in hay harvesting technology with the introduction of the haybine mower-conditioner.


First automatic self-tie baler introduced

1937


1937

First automatic self-tie baler introduced.


Fiat Model 702 tractor was launched and went into full production a year later in Turin

1918


1918

Fiat Model 702 tractor was launched and went into full production a year later in Turin. It won the International Ploughing Contest in Senlis (France). Model 702 was the very first Fiat agricultural tractor built on industrial scale.


Ford first tractor built

1917


1917

Ford first tractor built.


Leon Claeys, a Belgian mechanic, started to develop threshing machines

1906


1906

Leon Claeys, a Belgian mechanic, started to develop threshing machines, and in 1906 built his factory in Zedelgem, Belgium, where our plant still stands today.


New Holland was founded in Pennsylvania by Abe Zimmerman

1895


1895

New Holland was founded in Pennsylvania by Abe Zimmerman.


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