Puma line-up from Case IH expands…with new ‘basic’ models
Case IH Puma 140, 150 and 165 X tractors are now available with a new base specification.
It is designed to offer an alternative to farmers or contractors looking for “simple features” in the 140-165hp (rated) power bracket.
Like other Puma models, the new tractors are built in the Case IH factory in St. Valentin, Austria – the spiritual home of the Steyr brand.
The new models – which are fitted with Case IH’s six-step, semi-powershift transmission – will be called simply Puma X, as distinct from the higher-specification Puma Multicontroller tractors with full powershift, and the Puma CVX models with continuously-variable transmissions.
Many of the key changes are to be found in the cab, where they have a “basic” operator interface with a digital information display, and only a ‘base’ seat offering.
Opening right-hand door
The cab itself has been equipped with features likely to appeal to livestock farmers, with a low-profile roof to aid access into buildings and an opening right-hand door – in addition to that on the left side of the tractor.
The rear wheels are fitted with narrow fender extensions. A two-speed 540/1,000rpm PTO package is the standard offering. A “comprehensive” lighting package, with four halogen roof-mounted work-lights, is retained.
Options include guidance and auto-steering systems. Also on the options list is a mechanical cab suspension system.