Case IH wins multiple innovation awards at Fieragricola 2018

Fieragricola AwardsCase IH Fieragricola award. (Image source: Case IH)Case IH has received four awards for technical innovation at Fieragricola 2018, the International Agricultural Technologies Show, from 31 January - 3 February 2018

Decided jointly by the show’s organisers and L´Informatore Agrario magazine, the awards recognised the most technically innovative products launched in the agricultural sector during 2017. In particular, they focus on the new technology introduced by each product, its impact on farming’s environmental and economic sustainability, the improvement it brings in terms of product quality, as well as its user-friendliness from the customer’s point of view.

“Farmers throughout the world increasingly understand the benefits that new technical developments bring to their businesses in terms of enhancing productivity, improving operator comfort and reducing costs, together with the advanced technology incorporated into the latest Case IH products. All of us within the company are therefore delighted that these new technologies have been recognised through such prestigious awards,” said Peter Friis, commercial marketing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Case IH.

AFS AccuTurn (Golden Prize)

The new Case IH AccuTurn system aims to automate headland turning, taking control of the steering on headlands to guide the tractor accurately into the next chosen pass, thereby improving driver comfort when performing repetitive tasks during long working days.

Enhancing the company’s existing AccuGuide auto-steering system, AccuTurn focuses on ensuring that the machine steers as accurately during headland turns as in the rest of the field.

The distance to the start of the turn is shown on the AFS terminal screen, and the AccuTurn system takes over once the HMC II headland management control system has raised the implement out of work and disengaged the tractor’s four-wheel-drive system.

Maxxum Multicontroller with ActiveDrive 8 (Golden Prize)

Case IH Maxxum Multicontroller tractors, ranging from 116hp to 145hp, are now available with ActiveDrive 8, an advanced 24x24 semi-powershift transmission with eight powershift steps in each of three ranges. Awarded Machine of the Year 2018 in the ‘Mid-Class’ category, it has scored the highest fuel-efficiency ever recorded for four-cylinder tractor in DLG’s respected Powermix test.

An auto shift feature means that the tractor can be set to progress automatically through any set of eight speeds in the field, and through all 16 gears in the top two ranges on the road.

All four-cylinder Maxxum Multicontrollers share a frugal 4.5 litre engine from Case IH’s sister company FPT Industrial, and the easy-to-use Multicontroller armrest and joystick for which it is named.

Quadtrac CVX (Silver Prize)

The company’s Quadtrac CVX aims to bring the benefits of improved fuel efficiency, ease of operation and reduced operator fatigue to the highest horsepower sector of the tractor market.

“These include ease of use, faster acceleration up to field or road speeds, reduced operator fatigue, full power availability at low ground speeds for special applications/implements, together with full hydraulic flow availability at low ground speeds for applications such as drilling and planting. This results in increased productivity, with faster cycle times and maximum fuel efficiency. The new transmission can be set to work at a particular forward speed or engine speed, the tractor’s Automatic Productivity Management software then managing the engine and transmission accordingly,” said the company.

Adaptive Steering Control (Silver Prize)

The Maxxum Multicontroller can now be equipped with Adaptive Steering Control (ASC). A variable-rate steering system, ASC allows the operator to alter the ratio between the number of steering wheel turns made and the steering angle of the front wheels.

ASC enables the number of turns required to take the tractor from lock to lock to be adjusted to suit the work in hand. Through the tractor’s AFS terminal, the operator can select a desired steering ratio through three pre-set options or a custom setting.

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