Three Case IH products have been selected to receive the prestigious 2012 AE50 awards.
Independent Grain Tank Cross Auger for quick unloading.
Sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), the AE50 awards annually recognise the most innovative new agriculture equipment worldwide. This year’s Case IH award recipients include the independent grain tank cross auger control in Case IH Axial-Flow 30 Series combines, the MagnaCut Fine Cut Chopper for Axial-Flow combines and the Quadtrac 600 tractor.
“The US-based AE50 awards are highly respected within the global agricultural industry and to have Case IH’s products recognised once again underlines the company’s innovative approach to more efficient farming,” said Charles Blessley, Marketing Manager UK and ROI.
For two decades, the AE50 awards have recognized the best products introduced in the agricultural, food and biological systems industries. An expert panel selects up to 50 winners based on commercial impact, contributions to agriculture and engineering, and advancements in engineering and technological significance. To qualify for the distinct awards, each development must have been produced, advertised and made available for sale in the 2011 calendar year.
Independent Grain Tank Cross Auger Control, Axial-Flow 30 Series Combines
The independent cross auger control increases efficiency contributing to higher unload rates and ultimately reduces wear and tear on auger systems and components. It does this by allowing operators to shut down cross augers while the vertical and horizontal augers continue moving grain during unloading, helping to remove all the grain in the vertical and unload tubes. With larger, 17-inch augers and wider openings in the unload sump, the combine can handle more grain, increasing efficiency in the field. The ability to shut off the cross augers and clean out the vertical and horizontal auger reduces weight and improves efficiency. These features allow load rates to increase up to 157 litres per second while maintaining the highest quality grain sample in the tank.
Standard on the Case IH Axial-Flow 9230 combine, the cross-auger control is optional on the Axial-Flow 7230 and 8230 models.
MagnaCut Extra Fine Cut Chopper
MagnaCut Extra Fine Cut Chopper for Axial-Flow Combine
With 120 rotating knives, the MagnaCut Extra Fine Cut Chopper is one of six residue management options for Case IH Axial-Flow combines. The fixed counter knives are adjustable from the fully retracted position, with incremental settings up to the fully engaged position allowing the producer to select the proper chop quality to match his residue requirements. In addition, new slip joints protect the knife blades from foreign objects to prolong knife life. Spreading capabilities are also improved, making planting and tillage easier for farmers.
The MagnaCut Extra Fine Cut Chopper is available on the Case IH Axial-Flow 7230, 8230 and 9230 combine models.
Quadtrac 600 Tractor
Continuous improvement to the Quadtrac models had resulted in more power, efficiency and comfort than ever before, making the Quadtrac 600 the machine of choice for large farming operations. Boasting 670 peak engine horsepower, the Case IH Quadtrac 600 tractor delivers extra engine horsepower to meet the higher PTO and hydraulic power demands of today’s larger, more productive implements. The power-packed 12.9-liter engine is Tier 4A emissions compliant and equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology for up to 10 percent fuel savings.
Featuring one of the largest and quietest cabs in the industry, with exclusive four corner cab suspension, the Quadtrac 600 is designed for the ultimate in comfort during long days in the field. Quadtrac tractors feature an exclusive 40-degree, right-hand swivel seat that provides operators with a more ergonomic field of vision to see the front of the tractor, while also monitoring the implement behind. Cab controls have been relocated to the upper right-hand side of the cab within easy reach, while the most frequently used functions are contained in the new MultiController Armrest console. The MultiController Armrest can also accommodate the optional Pro 700 monitor, which is the largest touch screen monitor offered, for easy tractor and implement control. Common to all Case IH high horsepower tractors, the console brings 85 percent of tractor operations into one easy-to-operate controller that fits easily into the operators hand for ergonomic single point operation.
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