Pull-Type Forage Harvesters

Part #: 790
When it comes to rugged, high-capacity forage harvesters, no one builds them like New Holland. That's why New Holland continues to offer America's best-selling forage line.

Rugged New Holland forage harvesters deliver high-capacity performance and the uniform chop you’re looking for.

It’s no wonder they’re the best-selling line of forage harvesters on the market.

790 9 ft. 6 in. widths, 1/8 in to 1 1/2 in. cut lengths
FP230 10 ft. 8 in. widths, 3/16 in to 1 5/16 in. cut lengths
FP240 10 ft. 8 in. widths, 3/16 in. to 1 5/16 in. cut lengths


All three New Holland pull-type models feature wide, rugged 12-knife cutterheads built for efficient chopping. If you use a tractor under 150 PTO hp, choose the Model 790 with either a 540- or 1000-rpm driveline. It’s recognized as the benchmark for mid-size pull-type forage harvesters in North America. For even greater capacity, choose the FP230 or FP240. They’re heavy-duty performers that have been thoroughly tested to match today’s higher-horsepower tractors—from the rugged 1000-rpm driveline gearbox all the way to the cast iron spout base. For added versatility, the FP230 and FP240 can be equipped with New Holland’s optional CropPro® onboard crop processor. CropPro makes corn silage that’s easier to digest, which helps increase milk production and eliminates the expense and process time of a stationary roller mill.


New Holland forage harvesters take the hassle out of your work. Built-in knife sharpeners and hardened, reversible, easy-to-adjust shearbars make it easy to maintain cutting performance. Lightweight, hinged shielding and exclusive flip-up feedrolls provide easy access to all major components. For added peace of mind, rely on the Metalert® III electronic metal detector to protect your livestock from hardware disease and protect your cutterhead from damage. It’s standard on the FP230 and FP240 and optional on the 790.

Chop your way to greater productivity with a New Holland forage harvester.

Model FP230 FP240 790
Weight 4500 lbs 4700 lbs 3104 lbs
Length 21' 6" 21' 6" 16' 1¼"
Height 11' 2" 11' 2" 10' 6"
Width 10' 8" 10' 8" 9' 6"
Number/Type of Knives 12/single-edge, hardened alloy
Cutterhead Type/Speed Cylinder/850 rpm
Cutterhead Size 21" dia. 21" dia. 19 5/16" dia.
Throat Opening 22" x 6 5/8" 24 3/8" x 6 5/8" 19" x 4 5/8"
Length of Cut 3/16" to 7/16" 3/16" to 7/16" 1/8" to 1.5"
Blower Speed 1000 rpm 1000 rpm 1000 or 750 rpm
Tractor hp Requirement 135-225 hp 135-300 hp 75-150 hp