With the launch of new Farmall U, Farmall C and Farmall A series tractors, the Farmall name, deeply rooted in the history of Case IH returns to the forefront of farming. Ninety years after the launch of the first Farmalls, a success around the globe on account of their reliability and versatility, Case IH is relaunching the famous name on a line of tractors that have those exact same qualities. The new tractors received their worldwide launch in Switzerland at the end of July.
Farmall U – The 100 hp bracket all-rounder
The Farmall U Series is a completely new development and has been designed as a premium package, all-round performer that is equally at home on livestock or arable farms. In addition to a new design, the Farmall U series features a completely new 3.4 litre common rail engine, incorporating a wastegate turbocharger, intercooler and an external EGR system. There is a choice of 95, 105 and 115hp models.
Transmissions can be tailored according to the intended use of the tractor. Standard transmission for UK and Ireland is a 24 x 24 powershuttle with two step powershift. As an aid to driving comfort, the driver can select the response speed of shuttle by three-stage rocker switch located on cab ‘B’ pillar. On loader related activity, the fastest response setting enables quicker direction changes for short cycle times and more productivity. In addition, a 20 x 20 powershuttle with creep speed is an option.
Powerful back end
There are further improvements and performance enhancements at the rear. Maximum lift capacity of the electronically controlled linkage is 5,400 kg, with fingertip operation of all key functions, including float, transport lock and maximum hitch height. External raise and lower buttons are positioned on both rear fenders to enable easy hitch up of implements. An external pto start / stop switch extends versatility in static pumping or slurry mixing operations.
New cab concept
Farmall U benefits from the same premium cab concept as Farmall C, and brings significant advances compared to the outgoing JXU. To limit overall vehicle height, heating and ventilation components are packaged under the cab with outlets incorporated into the dashboard allowing cooling air to be directed to the body in summer and hot air to the feet in winter. Standard equipment includes a passenger seat and factory fitted radio with many storage pouches located around the interior. Electrical power outlets and an optional ISO 11786 socket enable Farmall U to power the most demanding of implements.
In front loader operations, an integrated roof visibility window maximises operator convenience.
Farmall 55CFarmall C – Compact and versatile
The Farmall C is a completely new series spanning the 55 to 75 hp range, designed for use in livestock farming, specialist crop work such as vegetable production or wide spaced fruit orchards as well as municipal and ground care tasks where compactness and light weight are a bonus. Farmall C features impressive manoeuvrability, an outstanding power-to-weight ratio and strong hydraulic performance, plus superb all-round vision to the key working areas.
Agile modern engines
The new Farmall C replaces the former Quantum C series in the 55-75 hp band, with three models of 55, 65 and 75hp. Power is provided by a 3.2 litre four-cylinder engine from FPT (Fiat Powertrain Technologies), which combines with the tractors’ compact form to produce a favourable power to weight ratio and a turning circle of only 3.80 metres.
Standard transmission in UK and Ireland is a 12 x 12 synchromesh with optional 20 x 20 creep speed transmission. Whilst mechanical shuttle is standard, the powershuttle is proving to be a very popular option. Top speed is 40 km/hr, while a creep option allows speeds down to 123 metres/hr.
New cab concept
In the development of the new Farmall C series, Case IH engineers focused on maximum driver comfort and ergonomics. Farmall C has a flat-deck cab with heating and ventilation components located under the cab and outlets incorporated into the dashboard. The result is improved comfort from a completely flat floor, good air distribution and exceptional visibility without negative impact on vehicle height. For loader usage, the integrated roof visibility window permits optimum vision of the front loader and the optional loader joystick incorporated into the design delivers best ergonomics.
Farmall 115AFarmall A – More power, improved ergonomics
With the new 65-113hp six-model Farmall A series, Case IH offers greater flexibility and with two new higher powered models at 105 and 113hp offering a wider choice in this popular power sector.
Farmall A is about economy and efficiency, with tractors that feature powerful engines and simplicity of operation.
At the heart of the Farmall A Series are modern, three and four cylinder turbocharged FPT engines. Robust and compact, their characteristics include a high torque rise, meaning fewer gear shifts and high efficiency, plus a low specific fuel consumption.
A wide range of transmissions are available, including an economical 12 x 4 constant mesh, a 12 x 12 synchromesh, a 20 x 12 creep speed transmission or a 12 x 12 powershuttle, the latter particularly suited to loader work. For powered implements, a 540rpm and a 540rpm Eco PTO are provided, plus a 1000rpm PTO for bigger implements.
The new comfort zone
Driver comfort has been at the core of the design of the new Farmall A series, and while these are relatively small tractors, their operator accommodation is anything but. Spacious cabins with convenient access, they also offer improved comfort through the grouping of important controls to the operator’s right.
In comparison to the outgoing JX, the heating and ventilation components of Farmall A are mounted externally to the rear of the cab increasing internal space and enabling a loader visibility panel option. A new engine hood with headlight cluster completes the family appearance.
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