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Case IH leads with Axial-Flow

Case IH is reinforcing its position the high capacity rotary combine market by concentrating purely on its own unique rotary technology. Season 2007 marks the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the brand’s legendary Axial-Flow system, a system which remains the best solution for enterprises, such as the large scale arable farmers, states Case IH combine specialist Paul Freeman.

Case IH AFX 8010

"For these businesses, the best financial solution is one that increases income and reduces cost, which is exactly what Axial-Flow achieves. By producing a high quality grain sample at no detriment to capacity, the Axial-Flow combine can generate more value from the harvested crop. Axial-Flow can also drive down the costs associated with harvest thanks to the simple efficiency of its driveline and single rotor. Low fuel consumption and low maintenance costs keep the Axial-Flow cost-effective to support and run."

Case IH is marketing the Axial-Flow on the product's key benefits;

  • Simplicity - the efficient single rotor layout requires very few wearing parts to offer superb reliability
  • Versatility - optimisation for many crops types is quick due to easy concave accessibility
  • Grain capacity - Axial-Flow technology allows more crop to be separated
  • Grain quality - wide concave clearances produce a gentle rubbing action and virtually no crackage
  • Customer confidence - built on 30 years of rotary experience, Axial-Flow is trusted by customers around the world

Axial-Flow 8010 and 7010
The AFX8010 is revised and renamed, becoming the Axial-Flow 8010 and is joined by a smaller sibling, the Axial-Flow 7010, which will be brought to the UK in limited numbers for Season 2007. Positioned between the 2388 X-Clusive and the new Axial-Flow 8010, the Axial-Flow 7010 offers customers greater choice while building on the proven Axial-Flow attributes.

A 9.0 litre six-cylinder, turbocharged and intercooled Case IH diesel engine powers the 394hp Axial-Flow 7010. A 10.3 litre variant generates 455hp for the Axial-Flow 8010. A simple power boost feature on each unit ensures that as the engine speed drops under load, the engine is capable of delivering maximum power output at 1,950rpm, 150rpm less than rated speed. This new optimum power boost capability gives the new Axial-Flow 7010 an additional 40hp while the Axial-Flow 8010 benefits from an additional 50hp.

Axial-Flow's simple design ensures reliability and quality as well as offering supreme crop versatility. The combines are fitted with a header recognition system that automatically adjusts the combine’s systems and controls to operate whichever header is fitted. The new 2050 Series header, available in 20ft, 24ft and 30ft widths, features an adjustable cutterbar that can be set to the ideal position for the crop being harvested. For short-straw crops the knife is positioned as close as possible to the feeding auger. For long-straw crops however, like oilseed rape, the cutterbar can be moved up to 50cm further forward.

The Axial-Flow's new AFS Pro 600 colour touch screen provides the entire combine's critical information in a simply accessible format system, while advanced operator aids such as Cruise-Cut auto-guidance system ensure the Axial-Flow is always performing to capacity.

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