CASE IH is using Agritechnica 2011 to unveil major product launches in all of its key tractor series, in addition to two new combine ranges.
Case IH Magnum 370
The highlight of the new products on display is the first preview of the new Magnum CVX Series. It features a newly-developed continuously variable transmission with as well as the Case IH EfficientPower system.
Heading a range of six models and producing a maximum output of 419hp, the Magnum 370 CVX will be the most powerful standard-type tractor in mainstream production.
MAXXUM Efficient Power 2012 - the economical all-rounder
The new Case IH Maxxum EP series is also being premiered at Hanover, with the 2012 range featuring six new models that produce between 143 and 176hp from four- or six-cylinder engines with electronic common rail fuel injection systems.
The new Maxxum series is equipped with several technical innovations, including the Case IH EfficientPower system. At the heart of this system are the SCR exhaust-gas-cleaning and performance-optimised engines that offer reduced emissions and lower fuel consumption.
New Maxxum models also benefit from the Multicontroller operator console, which allows all of the tractor's functions to be controlled from the right-hand armrest. Consequently, the Maxxum operating concept now mirrors that of larger Case IH tractors, such as the Puma and Magnum, providing the same high level of operator comfort.
In a further enhancement, an electro-hydraulic joystick can be added to the Multicontroller console, allowing convenient control of a front loader, where fitted.
PUMA with new features and EfficientPower
For 2012, Case IH Puma series tractors benefit from some key upgrades. All Puma models in the new range are equipped with the EfficientPower system, which delivers numerous fuel-saving advantages in the field as well as increased power from the performance-optimised engines. The new Puma EP models can also be equipped with a power-beyond connection, while a front linkage management system is available as an option.
Case IH also offers an innovative ABS braking system on all Puma models between 130 and 230hp. The optional advanced ABS system offers additional functions such as Steer-by-ABS, and is compatible with both hydraulic and pneumatic trailer brakes.
Work more precisely – new precision farming equipment
Case IH continues to enhance its precision farming products. The new AFS Pro 700 touch screen monitor has greater processing capability yet retains a lightweight design.
All Quadtrac, Steiger, Magnum, Puma and Maxxum tractors, and Axial-Flow combines, are compatible with the AFS Pro 700 monitor, which can be integrated seamlessly into the Multicontroller armrest. New functions have been added to enable crop-related tracking, meaning that crop-specific data can now be recorded using the GPS network and Accuguide accuracy of up to 2cm can be achieved.
New Case IH AXIAL-FLOW combines make their European debut
Visitors to Agritechnica 2011 will see the European debut of two new ranges of Axial-Flow combines from Case IH. The Axial-Flow 130 Series and 230 Series each comprise three models, and all feature numerous innovations and detail improvements over the previous 88 and 20 Series machines.
The technical heart of both series remains the Axial-Flow rotor, as originally developed by Case IH, but as with each previous generation, this proven concept has been revised and updated to meet evolving harvesting conditions. A new Small Tube Rotor features optimised geometry for the 130 series, and thanks to the new shape, the sensitivity of the standard settings has been reduced for all crops, while threshing performance in specialty crops has been boosted without affecting straw quality.
Case IH has introduced the EfficientPower system to the new combine models, and in addition to advanced engine technology, the machines also feature an innovative exhaust gas cleaning system. Based on the principles of selective catalytic reduction (SCR), the compact unit is integrated into the exhaust system.
The SCR system on the new Axial-Flow combines has high thermodynamic efficiency. In-field experience shows that fuel savings of up to 10 per cent can be achieved in comparison to conventional engine technology. At the same time, engine performance is improved, providing a better response.
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