Redesigned Axial-Flow 140 series combines and Steiger tractor updates highlight Case IH 2016 cash crop lineup

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest AFS Connect farm management system adds wireless data transfer, expanded coverageOperator comfort and greater productivity highlight new enhancements to the 2016 Case IH lineup of high-horsepower tractors and combines. Led by significant updates to the Axial-Flow 140 series combines, the 2016 line also features innovative new offerings across the iconic Steiger tractor series. The company’s AFS Connect advanced farm management system also has received a number of upgrades, including two-way wireless data transfer and some of the widest coverage available.Axial-Flow 140 series combines help producers harvest more of what they grow. “The redesigned Axial-Flow 140 series continues a tradition of delivering superior harvesting and threshing performance,” said Nate Weinkauf, manager, Cash Crop Marketing, Case IH North America. “We’ve added several productivity-enhancing features requested by producers to put more higher-quality grain in the tank.”Key 2016 Axial-Flow 140 series enhancements include:Improved transmission: New two-speed electronic shift transmission increases efficiency and allows producers to harvest more acres per day. Operators can simply select a gear or speed range by the button for a smoother, more productive ride. When changing gears, the electronic shift provides quick and seamless control, higher speed ranges and greater traction.Lightweight concave design: A new concave design lightens the workload. At just 38 pounds — less than half the weight of previous models — six lightweight concaves make it easier to tailor the combine to different crop and field types. Plus, the concaves are even more accessible thanks to a repositioned tailings elevator.Enhanced CrossFlow cleaning system: Built to handle greater capacity at higher speeds, the improved CrossFlow cleaning system automatically detects when the combine is maneuvering on uneven terrain. Side-hill compensation reduces grain loss and boosts productivity by up to 20 percent. The system also features a six-auger bed system designed to increase cleaning capacity by up to 5,000 bushels per hour.Higher capacity grain handling: A larger clean grain elevator and improved delivery auger complement the higher-capacity cleaning enhancements. For better grain unloading efficiency, a new pivoting spout allows adjustments from inside the cab. The remote camera kit makes monitoring and controlling the unloading process even easier.Better residue management: The completely redesigned residue management system includes a chevron blade-mounting pattern for more consistent distribution and better quality. A new single point “quick latch” system with service lock-out also allows more convenient maintenance.Intuitive user interface: A user-friendly interface provides greater productivity in real time and on the fly without getting out of the cab.Comfort and productivity fuel 2016 Steiger tractor enhancements. With a strong history of setting industry records, Steiger tractors deliver unmatched fuel efficiency, best-in-class comfort and proven track technology. Model year 2016 enhancements set the bar even higher for performance, operator experience and bottom-line improvements.“Producer input drove every design change,” said Mitch Kaiser, Steiger tractor marketing manager. “Our engineers spent time with producers, collecting their feedback to fine-tune these tractors to make our customers even more comfortable and productive.”Key 2016 enhancements to Steiger tractors include:Efficient transmission: 20% faster shifting transmission speeds increase overall tractor efficiency and productivity, boosting horsepower savings by 2% to 5%. Shuttle shifting now takes 38 percent less time and provides increased productivity while maintaining a smooth change of direction.LED lighting: Factory-installed LED lighting packages provide daytime visibility during nighttime operations. Brighter, whiter lights reduce operator fatigue.More control with less input: An advanced steering system and automatic differential lock provide greater control with less input — in the field and on the road.Automatic line acquisition: Optional advanced line acquisition adds to the Steiger series guidance system for precise end-of-row turns with less overlap.Split-image wide electric mirrors: Building on the reputation of Steiger tractors for industry-leading visibility, new split-image wide electric mirrors improve rear visibility.Upgrades to AFS Connect maximize productivity. Available across the entire Case IH tractor and combine offering, the latest upgrades to AFS Connect maximize productivity — from planting to harvest.“Especially as margins tighten, we’re focused on continuously improving our AFS Connect system to provide producers with better decision-making tools,” said Leo Bose, Advanced Farming Systems marketing manager.AFS Connect offers a comprehensive suite of fleet management and machine monitoring that provide long-distance, real-time control. From yield mapping to machine performance data, AFS Connect gives producers on-the-go access to every machine in their fleet.Key updates to AFS Connect include:Industry-leading coverage: Tapping into CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) and GSM (Global System for Mobile) networks, a new modem provides superior coverage with access to 180 carriers — automatically selecting the best signal available, seamlessly without operator intervention.Two-way file transfer: Data transfer is easier thanks to the system’s new two-way file transfer. Yield maps, prescriptions or guidance lines seamlessly move from the machine to the portal and from the portal back to the machine.Additional enhancements: Expanded support of ISOBUS implements through the Advanced Farming Systems ISO Task Controller. Plus, a new Multiswath capability works in tandem with AccuGuide for improved guidance line patterns — especially when maneuvering around field obstacles such as standing water.For more information about the complete lineup of Case IH high-horsepower tractors and combines, including the Magnum, Magnum Rowtrac, HD-wheeled Steiger, Steiger Quadtrac, Steiger Rowtrac and Axial-Flow combines, visit your local Case IH dealer or caseih.com.last_img

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