Middle East and Africa: Case IH Quadtrac AFS Connect and Steiger AFS Connect series tractors now boast eleven all-new high-powered models to tackle the toughest challenges for large-scale arable farmers and contractors. The new models all feature greater horsepower, the highest of any articulated tractor in the industry, as well as an exceptional cab and AFS Connect data management technology, including a 5-year telematics subscription to deliver top efficiency and high-tech functionality. Taken together, these enhancements offer proven dependability while reinforcing the strength, simplicity and customizability that make the line-up capable of handling all operational tasks for multiple applications.
“For generations, Quadtrac and Steiger tractors have been a household name thanks to their power, efficiency and reliability,” said David Mckeown, Case IH Product Marketing Manager. “These new models will provide more muscle, torque, fuel efficiency and comfort, while giving operators more options for seamlessly tracking, sharing and managing data with confidence.”
New maximum horsepower
“With an industry-leading peak horsepower range of 467 to 699, the new Quadtrac and Steiger tractors boast all-new engine upgrades that improve engine response time up to 35 per cent while maintaining long service intervals. An updated fuel system with next-generation fuel injection, along with a new fuel lift pump, improves and simplifies fuel supply routing, while cooling and ventilation enhancements allow for efficiency at any horsepower. At the same time, AFS Connect as standard offers lower emissions, by optimising fuel use and eliminating overlaps, helping operators remain environmentally responsible while maximising uptime and reducing operational costs,” Case IH said.
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“The engine updates come with a proven PowerDrive powershift transmission with Automated Productivity Management (APM), an industry leader in mechanical power and a perfect fit for tasks such as tillage and continuous high draft loads,” the global farm machinery giant said.
Gold-standard cab both inside and out
“Case IH developed the 2024 Quadtrac and Steiger tractors not only for high horsepower but also for greater operator ease and convenience. With numerous upgrades to the exterior, visibility and cab interior, these new models will make long field days less demanding. We know that extended time out in the field takes a toll on operators. That’s why we’ve prioritised these upgrades because we know in-cab convenience is just as important as in-field productivity. Visibility for night working has leapt forward too with the top level of lighting boosted 66 per cent, plus an additional two front work lights, improving both productivity and the operator experience,” Mckeown said.
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“The full list of cab updates includes a new rooftop design with roof work light options; integrated overhead grab rails for operator security; a new premium sound option, with an amplifier, tweeters, and 6.5-inch subwoofer; new front and upper-roof side RAM mounts for easier display mounting; additional front console storage; and technology implementation improving in-field performance,” the agricultural machinery manufacturer claims.
“From remote monitoring to seamless data transferring, AFS Connect systems have set a new standard for connectivity and productivity. Now, new model upgrades have improved performance further, providing more efficiency across a variety of applications. For instance, Quadtrac and Steiger tractors can now have a second AFS Pro 1200 display for dual display in-cab management to allow operators to view and monitor separate ISOBUS implements, such as seed drills, fertiliser bars and air drills, simultaneously across the interface. Models can also be equipped with AFS AccuSync machine coordination and AFS AccuTurn technology, providing one-button push turns and enhanced auto-guidance capabilities, to create more efficient operations during long field days,” the tractor company said.
“The new Quadtrac AFS Connect 475 to 645 tractors and Steiger AFS Connect wheeled versions 425 to 645 are now available from Case IH dealerships across the Middle East and African countries,” the CNH Industrial group company said.