Racine, Wis. (PRWEB) August 30, 2011
To handle today's large-scale row crop implements, Case IH will expand the Magnum™ Series to include a new Magnum 370 CVT model, representing the highest horsepower mechanical front drive (MFD) tractor on the market at 419 maximum boosted engine horsepower. In addition, Case IH will offer operator-friendly Case IH Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) technology will be offered across the entire Magnum lineup, including the current 235, 260, 290, 315 and 340 models. Case IH displayed the new Magnum 370 CVT model and announced the availability of CVT across the entire Magnum range, both of which will expand the Efficient Power family in late 2012, as a sneak preview at the Farm Progress Show this year.
“The new Magnum 370 CVT will represent our most powerful MFD tractor yet, and continue to deliver the efficient power that the Magnum Series is known for,” says John Bohnker, Case IH marketing manager for Magnum tractors. “This new addition to the Magnum Series is designed to deliver power to the ground with larger row crop implements such as planters, toolbars and strip-till rigs that bring economies of scale to large-acreage operations."
The new Magnum 370 features the efficient 8.7L Case IH FPT engine, which delivers up to 419 maximum boosted engine horsepower. Its heavy-duty Surround Frame provides the framework and "working-weight" ballast needed to transfer high horsepower levels to the ground. To harness this added power, the new Magnum 370 will feature a heavier final drive and rear axle assembly. In addition, Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology allows the Magnum 370 to deliver maximum power with outstanding fuel efficiency and low operating cost.
In addition to the Magnum 370 CVT, the Case IH CVT transmission will be released as a premium transmission option for the Magnum 235, 260, 290, 315 and 340 models.
“The new CVT transmission for the Magnum 235-370 models utilizes a similar design as the CVT in the current Magnum 180-225 Series, providing excellent mechanical efficiency through a four-gear range system,” says Bohnker.
“With the Case IH CVT transmission, you can go from 0 to 30 mph without having to manually shift. Since the MultiControl handle operates like a propulsion lever, you have more opportunity to concentrate on the task at hand,” adds Bohnker. “You get the optimum combination of power, efficiency and ease of operation. CVT allows your tractor to find the sweet spot between power and efficiency, honing in on the optimal combination of engine RPM and transmission gear for the task.”
The new CVT transmission provides smooth operation with seamless shifting and a continuous selection of working speeds. The simplicity of Case IH CVT technology makes it ideal for less experienced operators and hired help. Operators can utilize the MultiControl Armrest to control the CVT transmission in a manner similar to, yet even easier to operate than, traditional Case IH full Powershift transmissions. That makes it an easy transition for older hands along with an easy learning curve for new operators.
“With the new CVT transmission and added power in the Magnum 370, producers can take on today's bigger planting and tillage tools, allowing producers to expand their operation,” Bohnker says. “We’re excited to give farmers a first look at these productivity upgrades this fall.”
The Case IH Efficient Power family includes Magnum™, Steiger®, Puma®, and Maxxum® series tractors, Axial-Flow® combines and Patriot® sprayers.
Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive, reliable equipment, designed to meet today’s agricultural challenges. Challenges like feeding an expanding global population on less land, meeting ever-changing government regulations and managing input costs. With headquarters in the United States, Case IH has a network of dealers and distributors that operates in over 160 countries. Case IH provides agricultural equipment systems, flexible financial service offerings and parts and service support for professional farmers and commercial operators through a dedicated network of professional dealers and distributors. Productivity enhancing products include tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage tools; planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators; site-specific farming tools and utility vehicles. Case IH is a brand of CNH, a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A.