Smart for your combine: crucial inspection points

Posted on April 23, 2013 in Combines, Featured, Harvest, Service.

New Holland combine inspection tipsThere are dozens of important inspection points for your combine—and we’re here to help you check them off. Download the combine inspection checklists from our CR rotary combine, CR/TR rotary combine and CX combine and read on for some important things to keep in mind.

Rasp bars

Even minor chips in threshing components can have costly consequences. The chipped edges will increase grain damage and require more power to maintain peak crop flow. Check your rasp bars and replace them with genuine New Holland rasp bars, which are made from heavy-duty, heat-treated nodular iron. Our rasp bars are also weight sorted to maximize the balance and performance of New Holland rotors.

Feeder chains

Check to make sure your feeder house components are lubricated and in good condition. Is the chain showing wear? How’s the tension? Any bent slats? Slats are prone to abuse and, if noticeably bent or worn, could loosen, put stress on the feeder chain and cause jamming or result in damage.


Damaged augers are inefficient and can damage grain. Check delivery, cleaning and unloading augers for rolled, sharp edges or damaged flighting.


Concaves should be inspected for residue, damaged or missing wires, and excessive buildup to ensure balanced performance in terms of feeding capacity and threshing. New Holland concaves offer a high-strength, one-piece design for superior durability. Heat-treated, Extenda-Wear concaves are also available.

Chopper knives

Missing, damaged or worn chopper knives not only impact residue consistency but can also cause imbalance in a chopper, leading to potentially self-destructive vibration. Always replace chopper knives in sets.


Download inspection checklists:

CR combines

CR/TR combines

CX combines

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