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FPT Case IH Engines

FPT Industrial will be present within the Case IH exhibit at the 2017 Farm Progress Show and feature engines that power agricultural machinery.

The Farm Progress Show is the largest outdoor farm event in the United States: from the 29th until the 31st of August farmers, agribusinesses and brands will gather from all over the US and around the world to discover the agriculture industry’s newest developments in equipment, technologies, products and services.

FPT Industrial and Case IH, sister brands within CNH Industrial, collaborate together for this event and celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Case IH brand. Visitors to the Case IH exhibit can discover four different FPT engines: three from the Cursor family – Cursor 9 (8.7L), Cursor 13 (12.9L) and Cursor 16 (15.9L) – and one from NEF, the N67 (6.7L). These engines power Case IH tractors, harvesters, sprayers, floaters, windrowers, and the new combination applicator – Trident 5550.

Case IH Magnum 380

The Case IH Magnum 380 CVX has won the prestigious Tractor of the Year title at the 2015 TOTY 2015 awards.

This award series is conferred at the major European agricultural machinery exhibition taking place in the fall or winter of each calendar year. This year’s exhibition is EIMA International 2014, which was held in Bologna, Italy from November 12-16.

Case IH Steiger 485 Covered in Manure (RCMP Photo)Nobody said thieves make the best decisions, but even the dumbest criminals must be shaking their heads (or holding their noses) after hearing about a stolen $300,000 Case IH Steiger 485 tractor found buried in a pile of manure.

The tractor was stolen from a business near Winnipeg, Canada in December, 2010 and was recovered on a property about 100 miles north on May 31, 2012 after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police received a tip from CrimeStoppers. An excavator was required to dig out the 2009-model tractor, which was no doubt an unpleasant job for all involved.

Attendees of the 2011 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. witnessed the debut of the redesigned Case IH Farmall B compact tractor lineup. The new Farmall B compact lineup offers four models and a full line of attachments for compact tractors.

“Our new Farmall B Series tractors replace the current Case IH line-up of compact tractors. The 30B, 35B, 40B and 50B have been redesigned to better fit the needs of our customers, whether they’re used on a dairy farm, livestock operation, hobby farm or for municipal work,” says Greg Lucey, Case IH marketing manager for Farmall tractors. “The Farmall B Series continues to provide dependable power, fuel efficiency, comfort, and time savings, which greatly influences the performance needed.”

The Farmall B is offered in both hydrostatic and gear transmission models with a standard forward and reverse shuttle on the gear models. The Farmall 30B gear and Farmall 35B gear offer 12X12 synchronized shuttle transmissions, while the Farmall 40B gear and 50B gear boast a 16X16 synchronized shuttle.

Case IH used the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. to unveil is new Magnum 370 CVT tractor, which will arrive in dealerships in late 2012.

According to Case IH, the new Magnum is the highest horsepower mechanical front drive in the industry with 419 maximum boosted engine horsepower.

Additionally, Case IH will offer operator-friendly Case IH Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) technology across the entire Magnum lineup, including the current 235, 260, 290, 315 and 340 models.

“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.”

Case IH has won two SIMA Innovation Awards. A Gold medal has been received for a new automatic vehicle-to-vehicle synchronisation solution, which expands Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) portfolio. A Silver medal has been awarded for a new CVT PTO concept, which increases tractor productivity and efficiency.

Gold Medal: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Control (V2V)

Case IH introduced V2V synchronisation technology for two vehicles at work. To boost efficiency of harvesting operations using a ‘master and slave’ approach, the combine becomes the central ‘master’ and takes control of the tractors/grain carts.

Central to the system is a wireless connection, which is used to manage data exchange between vehicles. The combine takes control and dictates forward speed, vehicle alignment and direction of travel to the tractor when it enters the ‘active zone.’ The driver of the combine is then able to monitor the unloading and status of the grain cart.

The main advantage of this system is consistent and repeatable unloading on-the-go during harvesting as the individual tractors/grain carts arrive at the combine. Even with unskilled operators it is possible to perfectly fill trailers and avoid spilling the valuable crop over the edge of the cart/trailer. The system eliminates the risk of tractor and combine collisions due to precise vehicle alignment and reduces operator stress and errors.

“The V2V system lets you synchronise unloading operations in real-time, increasing efficiency a stage further,” says Sylvain Blaise, Case IH director of marketing. “And that is just the beginning of this very promising development.”

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