During the 2016 Farm Progress Show, Case IH announced a renewed company approach of “Rethink Productivity” on the farm, along with new equipment.
“[The tagline] embodies both our approach to equipment innovation and our customers’ approach to their operations,” said Tom Dean, marketing director for Case IH North America. “In today’s ag economy, producers know they must focus on achieving the highest level of efficiency if they want to grow and succeed. That’s why we are intensifying our focus on the combination of advanced technologies and agronomic design.”
Key to that message was the debut of a concept autonomous tractor with Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (as well as sister company New Holland).
Other new product releases included the Tiger-Mate 255 Field Cultivator.
Capable of speeds up to 10 miles per hour, the Tiger-Mate 255 Field Cultivator from Case IH delivers a smooth surface and flat subsurface floor. Paired with the Case IH Early Riser planter, it helps producers achieve maximum yield potential by combining a high-efficiency seedbed with the ultimate in seed placement accuracy. The Tiger-Mate 255 has a redesigned shank assembly to meet the challenges of higher field speeds with 20% more holding power than previous models. It balances force and flexibility to keep Earth Metal sweeps parallel to the ground for a consistently smooth surface and flat subsurface floor. Farmers can also add an optional three-bar, spike-tooth Advanced Conditioning System (ACS) harrow with formed TigerPaw Crumbler rolling reel. The split-the-middle sweep pattern uses 6.5” shank spacing for 100% coverage and maximum soil mixing. The optional floating hitch feature allows the Tiger-Mate 255 to run independently of the tractor, following the ground contour for improved depth consistency on uneven terrain. The Tiger-Mate 255 comes in single-fold sizes ranging from 22’ 2” to 35’ 2” and double-fold configurations from 37’ 5” to 60’ 1” with stubble resistant tires.
For more information, visit your Case IH dealer or caseih.com.