Case IH ups its game with high-spec Luxxum
Case IH exhibited products from right across its range at this week’s LAMMA show in England.
Like a number of other global tractor and machinery companies, its wares were displayed in a large, heated marquee. New Holland, Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Fendt and John Deere also employed this policy, in a bid to generate goodwill and keep visitors insulated from the chilly outdoors.
Most space-hungry exhibitors, including big names like JCB, McCormick and Landini, did brave the elements however.
Luxxum ups the specificaton
Replacing the Farmall U Pro, the new Luxxum from Case IH enjoyed prominent placing at the event. The specifications of these new tractors are higher than the previous, outgoing models.
There are three models in the line-up, with power outputs of 99hp, 107hp and 117hp.
All come with ‘automated’ 32 x 32 4-range powershift transmissions, with power-shuttles. The tractors can achieve a top speed of 40kph at a fuel-saving 1730rpm. There are two automatic modes. In field mode, the powershift ratios change automatically within each range. In road mode, the ranges as well as the powershift ratios can change automatically.
Other key features include a new armrest controller inside the cab and a new front axle suspension system.
The mid-range Maxxum series is also undergoing a series of revamps. New models have new styling, plus a new flagship – the Maxxum 145 CVX. Inside the cab, new positioning of controls with colour-coding promises to make for an easier life.
At the smaller end of the scale, Case IH has updated it Quantum specialist tractors. In addition to new styling, the new models sport new mid-mounted hydraulic couplers and the option of high-capacity hydraulic pumps.
The next opportunity to see all of this will be the SIMA show in France, which takes place from February 26 to March 2. Few Irish machinery fanatics will make that arduous journey however, given that Ireland’s own FTMTA Farm Machinery Show follows hot on it heels – on February 9, 10 and 11.