Case IH Upgraded Tractors and Balers at LAMMA 2017
Two new Case IH tractor series are making their LAMMA debut at the 2017 event, with the Luxxum and revised Maxxum lines renewing the brand’s offering in the key 100-150hp mid-hp category. Also on show will be a range of updated fixed chamber balers, both with and without integral wrappers.
New Luxxum: High-spec Compact Package
The Luxxum 100, 110 and 120 have rated power outputs of 99, 107 and 117hp, provided by 3.4-litre four-cylinder engines from Case IH partner FPT Industrial. Stage IV emissions legislation is met via patented Hi-eSCR-only exhaust treatment. Respective diesel/DEF capacities are 150/14 litres. Key new in-cab features are the Multicontroller joystick, which operates key functions including gear and direction selection, linkage and spool valves, and the Multicontroller armrest on which it is mounted, which also incorporates a split throttle for max/min engine speed settings, plus controls for hydraulic and transmission tuning.
A new 32F/32R automatic powershift transmission with four powershift steps and eight ranges provides 40km/h travel at 1,730rpm and features adjustable powershuttle response and speed selection. An auto field mode shifts through the lower 16 speeds, while auto road mode moves the transmission progressively through the higher 16 speeds, each mode operated via a single press of an armrest button, or through each speed via buttons on the rear of the Multicontroller joystick. In auto mode downhill safety is enhanced by the ability to manually override upshifts and prevent heavy trailed loads from jack-knifing. With 80mm of movement, front axle suspension damping is controlled via an accumulator and regenerative valve system. It also provides the ability to raise lower the tractor’s front-end via a console-mounted switch to boost traction in the field and improve stability and comfort on the road.
Refinements For New Stage Iv Maxxum Models
Four models in the new Maxxum series are available as standard, Multicontroller (MC) or CVX models, with 4.5-litre four-cyl engines spanning rated power outputs of 116-145hp (145-179hp with PTO/transport boost). There is also a 6.7-litre six-cyl 145/179hp alternative, the standard or MC Maxxum 150.
FPT Industrial NEF engines incorporate selective catalytic reduction and a diesel oxidation catalyst, with no diesel particulate filter. Upgrades include new lighting, single-piece windscreen with revised wiper and larger 650/65 R38 rear tyre option, plus improved front axle damping, longer wheelbase and electronic vibration suppression, while colour-coded, relocated spool valves simplify connection. HMC II headland management improves programming while, on Maxxum CVX, compatible implements can be ISOBUS-operated through Case IH’s AFS terminal. Where capable, implements can also control tractor functions such as forward speed and PTO speed.
Fixed Chamber Round Balers Upgraded
Revised 122cm x 125cm RB 545 stand-alone and RB 545 Silage Pack combination round balers feature a new 220cm pick-up with 5.5mm tines on five tine bars. A 20-blade chopper is standard, offering 0, 10°, 10B or 20-blade engagement, with 52mm minimum theoretical chop length. A hydraulic drop floor is standard with the option to add a rotor de-clutch system for increased protection, and ten-rib chamber rollers replace the former four-rib units. A faster-operating duckbill system wraps netting over the bale edges, while a pre-wrapping feature on the RB 545 Silage Pack pre-wraps bales with film for improved air exclusion upon subsequent full wrapping. Options include a bale turner and larger flotation tyres.