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Case IH Announces New Expanded Lineup for Livestock, Hay and Forage Uses

August 28, 2013
Case IH Announces New Expanded Lineup For Livestock Hay Forage Uses High Res
The new Case IH WD3 series windrowers are the first in the industry to offer a factory-installed autoguidance system specifically designed for windrowers to increase productivity and reduce operator fatigue.  
 
 

Among the new models are the WD3 II Series Windrowers, with industry-first, factory-installed autoguidance.

Source: Case IH

Case IH is introducing the first windrower with factory-installed autoguidance, redesigned draper headers, disc mower conditioners designed to speed up dry down, and a durable round baler designed to minimize losses.

With the introduction of 26 new compact and utility tractors and 11 hay and forage tools over the last three years, Case IH has demonstrated its focus on meeting livestock and hay producers’ unique equipment needs. To complete the updated lineup, Case IH is introducing the first windrower with factory-installed autoguidance, redesigned draper headers, disc mower conditioners designed to speed up dry down, and a durable round baler designed to minimize losses.

"Case IH has launched new models and significant redesigns across our entire lineup of hay and forage tools and compact and utility tractors, all based on customer feedback," says Zach Hetterick, Case IH Livestock Equipment Marketing Manager. "Livestock producers will also appreciate the new investments Case IH has made in personnel, with nine new livestock specialists working with dealers and producers in the field."

Here are the newest Case IH products, which complete the Case IH hay/forage and livestock lineup:

WD3 II Series Windrowers Offer Industry-First Factory Installed Autoguidance

Redesigned Case IH WD3 series windrowers are the first in the industry to offer a factory-installed autoguidance system managed through the Case IH AFS Pro 700 control center to increase productivity and reduce operator fatigue.

"Windrowers are one the hardest pieces of equipment to drive," says Hetterick. "However, Case IH has made it much easier with AFS autoguidance and a new hydraulic steering system with fewer linkages and pivot joints. Operators will appreciate the improved drivability in the field, as well as the great steering responsiveness on the road, which creates the ability to operate at higher road speeds."

Case IH engineers conducted dynamic stability testing on a road slalom course. As a result, they adjusted the machine’s weight balance and developed caster wheels, set at a 9-degree angle. In addition, a dampening feature prevents oversteering, especially at high speeds.

WD3 series windrowers can now top out at 24 mph road speed – the fastest in the industry – so operators can get to one more field before calling it a day.

Reliable DH3 Series Draper Headers Cover More Acres Faster

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