To offer producers more choices to meet the demands of their ranch or farmstead, Case IH has added two new configurations to the MXM Series Maxxum tractor line.

The Case IH MXM130 and MXM140 models offer new configurations, adding to a line noted for its wide range of power, proven performance and operator comfort.

“The new MXM Series model configurations provide an enhanced-value option for producers who tend to look for more traditional mechanical operator controls and a synchro transmission,” says Tom Dean, marketing manager for Case IH Maxxum tractors. “The new configurations work well for jobs like haying, fertilizer applications, operating smaller planters, secondary tillage, occasional loader work, and general utility use, like pulling wagons and feed boxes.”

The MXM130 offers a 105 pto hp rating, while the MXM140 has a 115 pto hp. Both are powered by the proven 7.5L engine, which supplies excellent torque response and fuel economy.

Customer input indicated that some farmers are looking for simpler operational features to better match their operations. Case IH responded by adding new MXM Series tractor configurations with a majority of mechanical controls versus electronic. Examples include mechanical right-hand transmission and shuttle controls, and mechanical hitch and draft controls, to name a few.

The 20F×16R transmission provides four ranges, five synchronized gears and 12 speeds in the 2 to 8 mile-per-hour working range. A smooth-operating, synchronized shuttle delivers fast cycle times when performing repetitive tasks. The power transfer includes a heavy-duty, 13-inch clutch assembly for added durability under tough working conditions.

The new models include an open center hydraulic system with a 14 gallon-per-minute (gpm) implement pump and a separate 10.5 gpm steering pump for more than ample flow when operating tillage or harvesting equipment.

The simple three-point hitch lift incorporates manual hitch control with manual position and draft control. This enables the operator to easily control position, draft or float with easy-to-operate controls. For quick maneuvers — like headland turns — the mechanical fast raise and lower system allows quick response at the push of a button, without altering load or position settings.

To better manage today's larger implements, the new models feature ample lift capacities — 8,000 pounds for the MXM130 and 9,050 pounds for the MXM140 — with standard-equipped telescoping link ends for easy hook-up.

“There's growing demand for this size and horsepower tractor, and these new models enable us to help customers capture added value, performance and productivity, in a simpler-to-operate package,” says Dean. “We're excited for producers to experience these new configurations firsthand at their Case IH dealership or during the upcoming farm show season.”

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