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Case IH Reveals Puma Tractor Series

Case IH set a standard in high horsepower tractors with Steiger, Quadtrac, Magnum and Maxxum. Puma springs from that same lineage. Dependable power is being brought back to growers and dealers by the new Case IH Puma family of tractors in North America.

Case IH Puma

Designed for the grower who wants a multi-purpose machine that’s easy to use, with plenty of power and solid reliability, the Case IH Puma tractor is the fuel-efficient new workhorse that simplifies operations for growers. It handles a wide variety of tasks in many different types of farm enterprises – from row-crops to hay and forage to vegetables.

“If the Puma name sounds familiar, it should,” says Don Rieser, senior director Case IH global product marketing management, tractors. “The Puma name has a proud heritage dating back two decades, when Steiger introduced the Puma 1000 row-crop tractor. This powerful, high-horsepower tractor was revolutionary for its time, and we chose the great Puma name for our new line of even more powerful and adaptable tractors.” Steiger Tractor became part of Case IH in 1986.

Like the original, the new Case IH Puma is powerful, flexible, and manoeuvrable. And, it’s been thoroughly put through its paces. “These new tractors are built with time-tested Case IH components, and we’ve put thousands of hours on them in actual field situations before turning them loose,” Rieser says. “Pumas have a proven engine, driveline and high visibility cab. From day one operators will get maximum power, productivity and comfort from these models.”

Power for the Puma line will be supplied from a proven Case IH 6.7 litre engine that provides an excellent weight to horsepower ratio for economical operation. A full Powershift transmission with an optional Econogear™ helps make maximum use of the available power. An enlarged, ergonomically designed cab leads to efficient and comfortable operation, and features excellent operator visibility. Configurable hydraulics adjust to handle heavy three-point loads with precision. Puma can range from row crop to utility work with ease, Rieser says.

The US version, produced at the Case IH plant in Basildon, is already available for the US market.

European specifications

However, its technical features and specifications differ from those of the planned European version of the Puma. According to the Case IH development engineers, this version will be adapted to the specific requirements of European farmers.

Among other things, the Puma for Europe will come with the time proven Multicontroller. The European Puma tractors will be produced at the Case IH plant in St. Valentin, Austria. The European market launch is scheduled for SIMA 2007 in Paris. Depending on features, shipping will then start in the second half of 2007.

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