Machinery Journal_CaseIH

September 9, 2010 04:56 AM

For the new Magnum and Steiger series tractors, Case IH is building upon its customers’ expectations for power and performance while meeting stricter government regulations on engine emissions.

Both series are powered by Fiat Powertrain Technologies engines with the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system. All Case IH equipment greater than 100 hp will use the SCR system to meet interim Tier 4 standards that take effect January 2011. All Magnum and Steiger models are equipped with Diesel Saver Automatic Productivity Management, which selects the most fuel-efficient gear ratio and engine speed combination.

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The nine Magnum series models range from 150 PTO hp to 280 PTO hp. The 180, 190, 210 and 225 tractors are powered by 6.7-liter engines, and the 235, 260, 290, 315 and 340 are powered by 8.7-liter engines featuring up to 14% power growth and Power Boost for mobile PTO and hydraulic applications. Paired with the increased power is a redesigned cooling package that separates three of the four cooling units for less demand on the tractor. The 19F/4R full powershift standard transmission has a 19th economy gear. Transmission options include a 30-mph top-speed package, 18F/4R full powershift transmission and a 23F/4R creeper transmission.

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Magnum tractors are outfitted with the Surveyor cab that was used on previous models, but a suspended cab option is now available. Inside the cab, operators will find the MultiControl Armrest that is used throughout the Case IH tractor lineup ranging from the Puma to the Steiger series. The new AFS Pro 700 color display with AccuGuide auto-guidance functions, hydraulic flow controls and other key functions can be integrated into the MultiControl Armrest.

The 10 models in the Steiger series (including three HD and four Quadtrac models) range from 290 PTO hp to 520 PTO hp (350 rated engine hp to 600 rated engine hp). Powering the 350 model is an 8.7-liter engine; the rest of the Steiger lineup relies upon a 12.9-liter engine.

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The Steiger 350, 400 and 450 models are built on a frame that can accommodate 60" tread settings for row crops. The Steiger 500HD, 550HD and 600HD models are built for heavy-duty conditions, with a wider frame and more robust drivetrain components.

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Inside the Surveyor cab, a right-hand swivel seat provides operators with up to 40° rotation. The Steiger series also uses Case IH’s MultiControl Armrest and allows for the integration of the AFS Pro 700 color display with AccuGuide auto-guidance functions, up to eight hydraulic flow controls, end-of-row function and numerous other key functions. A cab suspension option is available.

Standard hydraulic flow is 40 gal. or 42 gal. per minute, but with the Twin Flow option, the tractors can output 108 gal. or 113 gal. per minute of total hydraulic flow. Other changes to the series include a larger fuel tank (up to 470 gal.) and a 24-volt starting system for quicker and easier engine turnover.

For more information, visit a Case IH dealer or

Written by Margy Fischer

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