Case to bring big guns to LAMMA
Case will be giving debuts to a host of new products at LAMMA 2014 including its most powerful rigid-chassis tractor, the 404 hp Magnum 370. The show, which is the UK’s largest machinery exhibition, takes place in January in Peterborough in the East of England.
Making its first appearance at the event will be Farmall U Pro with cab suspension and improved control ergonomics, the new Farmlift series of telescopic loaders, Magnum CVX and Maxxum CVX tractors featuring the company’s Constantly Variable Transmission, together with the RB455 and RB465 round balers.
FARMALL U PRO
According to Case, the latest version of the Farmall U Pro available from January 2014 offers an improved, premium-specification cab. It says it is the quietest in its sector with new highly ergonomic controls, air conditioning, and best-in-class visibility. A new cab suspension system is available as an option.
The U Pro has a power range of 99hp-115hp, all feature four-cylinder, 3.4- litre FPT common-rail, Efficient Power engines which case claim which deliver more power and torque from less diesel.
Case says its new Farmlift range of telescopic loaders combine compact dimensions, powerful engines and hydraulics, and multi-functional capabilities. There are six models in the range from the agile Farmlift 525, designed especially for use in low buildings and livestock housing, to the powerful Farmlift 935, which handles high and heavy lifting work with ease. Power outputs span 74hp (Farmlift 525) to 143hp (Farmlift 635 and 742), and maximum lift heights range from 5.7 to 9.6 metres.
MAGNUM CVX AND MAXXUM CVX
This year Case will be showing its new six-cylinder Magnum CVX and four-cylinder Maxxum CVX for the first time at LAMMA, alongside the well-established Puma CVX.
According to the company, Maxxum CVX EP is the first four-cylinder Case tractor to incorporate Continuous Variable Transmission. The Maxxum 110 CVX EP, Maxxum 120 CVX EP and Maxxum 130 CVX EP are rated at 110, 121 and 131Hp(cv), but all feature ‘Power Management’ which provides up to 32Hp more in transport, hydraulic and PTO applications.
The most powerful Case rigid-chassis tractor, the 404 hp Magnum 370 CVX incorporates a four-range CVT which enables the tractor to move seamlessly from a standstill to its maximum speed, while the ‘Active Stop’ function provides additional control and enables hillside stops without applying the brakes.
Power comes from a highly-efficient 8.7 litre Case IH FPT engine which produces 367hp at 2000 rpm and a peak power output of 419hp, with peak torque of 1806Nm from 1400-1600 rpm.
According to Case, its RB455 and RB465 variable-chamber round balers provide significant increases in capacity, bale density, output and reliability compared with the models it replaced.
It produces 1.5m and 1.8m bales and are available in Standard, Rotor or Rotor Cutter feeder versions.
It says the RB455 and RB465 produced up to 20 per cent higher capacity and 14 per cent denser balers compared with competitor machines during rigorous field testing.