Case IH Launches a Number of Products at Agritechnica 2019
Known as the place where companies debut many of their products, Agritechnica 2019 was the platform for Case IH to showcase its latest tractor, combine, baler, and precision farming innovations. The company is also bringing to market features that were once concepts.
Magnum AFS Connect
With the new Magnum AFS Connect tractor range, the transfer of technology from the Magnum-based Autonomous Concept Vehicle has begun. The three models in the range – 340, 380, and 400 – feature 8.7-liter FPT Industrial Cursor 9 six-cylinder turbocharged and intercooled engines, which meet EU Stage V emissions legislation. The Magnum 400 is only available with 21/5 PowerDrive transmission.
In addition, the cabs have undergone a major alteration including a full-length door and optional keyless entry. The pillar information displays, Multicontroller armrest, and the AFS display have also been redesigned to enhance ease of operation.
Instant Data Transfer
Case IH is also launching its mycaseih.com customer portal and the AFS Connect telematics portal. AFS Connect remotely and securely transfers data for field operations, fleet management, agronomic data, and more, in real time.
CNH Industrial, the parent company of Case IH, is also using the event to announce its acquisition of AgDNA, a software that, when linked with Case IH AFS Connect telematics, allows farmers with a mixed fleet to view everything in one place. Case IH is also joining forces with DataConnect, a cloud-to-cloud data management system and Agrirouter, a universal data transfer hub.
The Puma models are powered by a 6.7-liter FPT Industrial six-cylinder engine, which meets Stage V emissions regulations with Hi-eSCR technology. They also feature longer engine (750 hours) and transmission oil (1,500 hours) change intervals. In addition, the models each sport a distinctive new hood that includes upgraded road and work LED lights offering up to 40,000 lumens.
Available only on the 185- to 240-hp machines is new lighting on the redesigned access steps, which makes cab entry and exit safer. The gas strut cover and steering wheel have also been upgraded. A premium DAB radio with speakers is also available and includes a hands-free mobile phone. Other upgrades include a document storage compartment and a compact rear-view mirror. The rear linkage top link storage has also been redesigned for better rear vision. A pneumatic air line for connection to multiple ports around the tractor that can be fitted with a hose and gun for cleaning work or a tire inflation line is new as well.
All models can be equipped with Case IH variable-rate steering and AFS Connect.
Axial-Flow 150 combines
The Axial-Flow 150 Series includes three models – the 5150, 6150 and 7150 – which range from 312 to 460 hp. These machines replace the equivalent 140 series models for 2020, powered by FPT Industrial Hi-eSCR2 Stage V engines that include an automatic exhaust muffler.
LB436 HD large square baler
Able to produce bales with up to 22% greater density than the LB434 XL model, which produces the same 120×90-centimeter bale and remains in the lineup, the LB436 HD creates bales that are up to 22% greater density than the LB434 Xl model, which produces the same 120×90-centimeter bale. Bales weigh an average of 500 kg (barley to wheat straw). A 2.35-meter five-bar pick-up feeds a standard 29-knife Rotor Cutter chopping system, and ISOBUS Class 3 compatibility allows the baler to control tractor actions such as forward speed. The two-stage gearbox features gearshift overload protection.