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• Case IH has added numerous new products to the equipment lineup for 2012. Included are combines, sprayers and Maxxum tractors.
CASE IH has introduced the new 2012 Maxxum tractor lineup, now equipped with enhanced operator controls, fuel-saving Tier 4A engines, and more powerful hydraulics to deliver livestock and mixed farm operations the best possible balance of productivity, fuel efficiency and versatility.
New instrument cluster
Maxxum MultiController models also feature a new instrument cluster, displaying fuel and engine temperature gauges, a warning light panel, transmission display and general operational information, located within the operator's natural line of sight at the right front cab corner post.
Equipped with either the proven 4.5L or 6.7L Tier 4A-compliant engines, the Maxxum tractor models utilize Case IH Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to meet the latest governmental emission standards and enhance engine performance.
Unlike Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), SCR technology routes clean and cool air to the engine without the need for EGR coolers or filters. SCR allows Case IH to fine-tune the engine combustion process for improved fuel efficiency, lower engine temperatures, increased reliability and longer maintenance intervals.
The new 2012 Maxxum series also features standard power boost, which provides additional engine power of up to 25 horsepower to maintain optimal working speeds, while handling tough crop conditions or heavy loads.
The PTO, hydraulics and transport power boost have become standards of Maxxum tractor performance. In addition, compared to previous models, the new Maxxum Series achieves standard PTO speeds at a lower engine RPM for enhanced fuel economy in PTO applications.
The new base Maxxum features a new open-center hydraulic system delivering 18 gallon-per-minute hydraulic flow, 26 percent more flow than the previous Maxxum "value" series models. This enhanced, higher-flow open center hydraulic system also features standard flow-control dials located at the rear remotes.
Optional Pressure Flow Compensating (PFC) hydraulics with 26 gallon-per-minute flow capability and in-cab flow control is available as an option in the new Maxxum base models, while standard in the new Maxxum MultiController models.
New deluxe remotes, standard with the PFC hydraulic system, offer higher flow at an individual remote, along with an enhanced sealing design for improved long-term reliability.
Case IH is also expanding its lineup of application toolbars for row crop producers with the Nutri-Placer 930 and Nutri-Tiller 950.
With new sizes available to match the full lineup of Case IH tractors, these pull-type anhydrous applicator toolbar and strip-till systems can accommodate all sizes of farming operations.
The Nutri-Placer 930 provides consistent nitrogen placement in the root zone with excellent sealing capability for maximum potential nitrogen-use efficiency by the crop. The toolbar comes in working widths of 27.5 feet, 32.5 feet, 37.5 feet, 42.5 feet and 47.5 feet. The 930 is equipped to match the Case IH Puma, Maxxum, Magnum and some of the Steiger row crop tractors.
In addition to the 60 and 65 foot models introduced in 2010, a new 50 foot version has been added.
Finally, the Nutri-Tiller 950 provides industry-leading strip-till productivity and is also equipped with optional NH3 fertilizer capability.
The Nutri-Tiller 950 comes in 20-foot, 30-foot, 40-foot or 60-foot working widths, following the rest of the 900-series commercial-grade family of Case IH application equipment. With so many models to choose from, producers can find the right Nutri-Tiller to match any of the full range of Case IH tractors.
The Nutri-Placer 930 offers 15-inch, 20-inch or 30-inch row spacing, while the Nutri-Tiller 950 offers 30-inch row spacing.
Both the Nutri-Placer 930 and Nutri-Tiller 950 application toolbars have a heavy-duty welded frame design for more uptime, faster ground speeds, and maximum reliability and durability.
Welded cross-members between the forward and rear tube add strength and durability. Three rows of thick tubing that run the entire toolbar’s width support the toolbar’s strong ground-engaging components at field speeds up to seven mph. Double-gusseted joints, top and bottom, are found throughout the design, to allow producers to navigate rolling terrain with confidence.