Case IH Magnum Rowtrac

08/25/2014 @ 6:41pm

The new Case IH Magnum Rowtrac tractors combine an oscillating rear-track system with front tires, to give you the maneuverability benefits of a wheeled machine with the flotation perks of a tracked model. Plus the system keeps more power on the ground through curves, improves handling, and reduces berming.

“The Magnum Rowtrac delivers flotation and traction that provides benefits for the producer in all field operations, whether tilling, planting, seeding, or harvesting,” says Zach Hetterick, Case IH.

Flotation benefits
Case IH partnered with Mitas to use a new very high-flexion (VF) tire that can reduce inflation pressure by 40%. With the new technology, you may not need to purchase the optional front duals on the Magnum Rowtrac.

“Flotation and traction are so good with the Magnum Rowtrac that single wheels up front offer almost the same agronomic benefits as duals do,” explains Hetterick.

The new tires paired with tracks improve flotation and reduce compaction, allowing you to get in the field earlier.

“The flotation provided by the tracks allows them to get into the fields sooner since it avoids ruts and compaction, and doesn’t make divots when turning around,” adds Hetterick.

Power and performance
The new tractor is available in two models: the 340 and 380. Each feature an 8.7-liter engine that cranks out 340 or 380 hp. using SCR-only technology to meet Tier 4 Final emission standards.

A CVT comes standard on the 380 and is optional on the 340 with tread spacing under 136 inches and is standard with 136 inches spacing and above. You can opt for the full powershift transmission on the 340 when the tread spacing is less than 136 inches.

You have the option of seven row spacings on the Magnum Rowtrac: 20, 22, 30, 34, 36, 38, or 40 inches. Narrow and wide undercarriage options allow you to choose from four track widths: 16, 18, 24, or 30 inches.

In addition, you can choose a new front axle option, the Universal Wide, which is 6 inches wider on each side than the standard axle. This works with all row spacings and can be adjusted for all tread spacings. The Universal Wide axle and the standard axle are available as suspended or standard configurations.

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