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New Case IH front axle

New Case IH front axle: A new suspended front axle option is now available for Case IH Quantum tractors, bringing to the specialty tractor sector the same levels of on-road and in-field comfort that operators of larger models in the Case IH range already benefit from, helping to reduce fatigue and increase productivity.

New suspended front axle

The new suspended front axle suspension option has been designed by Case IH engineers along similar lines to the established design proven on larger tractors. Utilising a swing arm design connected by a saddle-type pivot, the layout of the suspension system means the structure is particularly robust which ensures no friction is created between the saddle bar and the front axle.

New Case IH front axle

With its pivot center located in a higher position than on alternative systems, the suspension provides higher levels of rolling comfort. There is +/- 3° of movement at the compression end-stop position, and +/- 8° at all other positions.

Suspension height can be set up manually from the cab, and this also allows any front implement to be attached and adjusted more easily. The system has four ride modes to suit all applications: locked, soft, medium and hard.

Additional features have been developed in order to further improve the driving experience of the new suspended front axle Quantum models. These include automatic ride height control, which ensures the full travel of the suspension is made available regardless of the load on the front axle.

An anti-dive/squat feature is designed to maximize tractor stability even when heavy implements are attached, while axle roll control balances the oil flow between the two cushioning cylinders, providing greater stability and comfort in hilly terrain.

Availability of the new features

The new suspended front axle option can be ordered on Quantum V, N and F models specified with a cab, and is available whether the tractor is fitted with front axle brakes. Operation of the front linkage, where specified, is unaffected.

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Case for the defence

Case for the defence: The Christmas and New Year festivities are now just a lingering memory but though the days are starting to lengthen, there’s a long way to go before the onset of warmer weather.

With the turf suffering from prolonged periods of wet weather, waterlogged and weakened roots, the grass will be stressed and more open to disease attack. Deciding on which fungicide to defend your turf territory is key to ensuring a successful outcome. For winter applications, the requirement is to identify fungicides that contain ‘actives’ which work well under cool and cold conditions and, where possible, provide added physiological benefits.

Case for the defence

Particularly effective under cool, cold conditions is the broad spectrum turf fungicide Eland and applications now will provide disease protection for up to 50 days.

This long term protection is achieved through the spray deposit being held on the leaf long enough to penetrate and be held within the leaf tissue, which serves as a fungicide reservoir constantly releasing its active ingredient, pyraclostrobin, to provide long term protection.

Eland is specially suited to being applied as a preventative treatment, especially when disease pressure is high. It is very effective against all stages of the fungus within minutes of being applied and can restrain mycelial growth to provide additional curative activity.

Case for the defence

In addition to its proven abilities as a turf fungicide, research has shown Eland to have a number of additional physiological benefits.

Such benefits include improving plant health in the form of stress management under cold conditions and during aerification. This has the effect of helping the plant and root system to endure a stressful event and overcome stress through root system retention.

In addition to combating Microdochium Patch attack, a major benefit during early winter months is that applications of pyraclostrobin allows a plant to recover more quickly from root damage or surface foliar damage caused by ball mark injury.

Of course, prevention is always preferable and more effective than reacting after the event. STRI research trials prove that preventative disease control programmes outperform curative options when analysed for turf quality, colour and presence of Microdochium Patch (right).

The eight months trial compared nine preventative and three curative programmes, as well as one untreated plot. The first three programmes used purely preventative fungicides from Bayer. The rest of the preventative plots used a combination of Rigby Taylor fungicides, together as tank mixes with plant health products to reflect a more realistic approach. See bar chart, below right.

Case for the defence

In general, preventative programmes five to seven (see graph RT prog’s 1, 2 and 3) showed the most consistent results across turf colour, quality and Microdochium Patch presence by using an integrated approach with both fungicides and plant health products. The fungicides within the curative programmes (11 -13) were applied as and when disease developed to an unacceptable level, mimicking traditional control strategies. It is important to note that none of the trial plots had any cultural controls or biological practices applied prior to or during the trial, other than mowing and switching, which was carried out when necessary.

Pre-planning and control are essential requirements as it may be necessary to integrate some of the aforementioned products into the winter programme, which will enable the plant to resist or repel disease attack and be in an ideal state to advance into the spring in a healthy state.

Case IH Rebrand Tractor Range

Case IH Rebrand Tractor Range: Case IH has decided to rebrand its award-winning 100-130hp tractors with CVXDrive transmission. The new name is Case IH Vestrum CVXDrive.

“We chose the name Vestrum because it means ‘yours’ in Latin,” says Peter Friis, Case IH Marketing Director Europe. “This tractor is dedicated to our customers who need a powerful and comfortable tractor to accomplish more throughout the varied tasks in their day.”

Case IH Rebrand Tractor Range

The rebrand will not affect any other features of the 100-130hp models, which all have the Case IH CVXDrive continuously-variable transmission as standard. The new range was launched at February’s SIMA in Paris, where it won the Machine of the Year 2019 award in the mid-class tractor category.

“We would like to reassure our customers that no other aspect of the tractor will change – all specifications remain the same as at the launch – and deliveries within 2019 will not be affected” said Thierry Panadero, Vice-President Case IH Europe “we will continue our launch activities and look forward to meeting our customers in the field and at shows in the coming months and present these fantastic tractors.”

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First SALTEX For Case IH

First SALTEX For Case IH: Leading agricultural machinery manufacturer, Case IH, will be exhibiting for the first time at the forthcoming SALTEX exhibition – the premier event for the sports, amenities and landscaping trades.

The brand, which has been producing agricultural machinery for more than 175 years, produces a range of tractors from 55hp to 628hp, with the 55hp to 150hp models perfectly suited to many applications in amenity use. All these models share the Case IH tradition of safety and operator comfort and can be specified with a range of implements including loaders, as well as tyres to match the demands of every application.

First SALTEX For Case IH

Case IH tractors have proven reliability and are supported by a network of 81 dealers across the UK and Ireland, providing a guarantee of personal and professional after-sales support.

Case IH can be found on stand D032 and will be exhibiting a Case IH Farmall 75C, fitted with a loader.

Commenting, Andy Whiley, Case IH Key Accounts Manager, said:

“Case IH aims to be the preferred partner in bringing innovative products and market-leading solutions and services to customers around the world. Our tractors have proven performance and reliability, offering best-in-class total cost of ownership, and our range offers the right machine for every task, backed up by an extensive dealer network. We look forward to meeting customers old and new at the SALTEX exhibition.”

The Case IH range includes the following series of tractors suited to sports, amenity, snow clearing, municipal and landscaping use:

Quantum V/F

If you are looking for a specialist tractor when narrow access is required, then the Case IH Quantum series provides the right machine for the task at hand. Ranging from 65 to 106hp they offer excellent performance for work such as pavement sweeping or snow-blowing, or for maintenance work on lawns and sports grounds or any type of facility management.

Farmall

The Farmall name is deeply rooted in the history of Case IH, with the first tractors to bear this name being produced back in 1923. Today’s Farmall tractors range from 55 to 114hp and share a design emphasis on manoeuvrability, compact dimensions, ease of operation and a high power-to-weight ratio. This means that whether you are working with mounted machinery, trailed equipment, transport duties or with a loader, there’s a Farmall to suit your needs.

 Maxxum

The Maxxum series is available from 116 to 145hp and offers superior performance and fuel efficiency thanks to the use of Efficient Power technology. Available with a range of transmission options including a 16F/16R four-speed powershift, our award-winning ActiveDrive 8 24F/24R eight-speed powershift that delivers class-leading fuel efficiency, or a CVXDrive for the ultimate stepless transmission, the Maxxum makes work easy.

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Case IH A SALTEX Newcomer

Case IH A SALTEX Newcomer: Leading agricultural machinery manufacturer, Case IH, which has been producing agricultural machinery for more than 175 years, will be exhibiting at the upcoming SALTEX for the first time. Held at the NEC, the exhibition is the the premier event for the sports, amenities and landscaping trades.

Case IH produces a range of tractors from 55hp to 628hp, with the 55hp to 150hp models perfectly suited to many applications in amenity use. All these models share the Case IH tradition of safety and operator comfort and can be specified with a range of implements including loaders, as well as tyres to match the demands of every application.

Case IH A SALTEX Newcomer

Case IH tractors have proven reliability and are supported by a network of 81 dealers across the UK and Ireland, providing a guarantee of personal and professional after-sales support.

Case IH can be found on stand D032 and will be exhibiting a Case IH Farmall 75C, fitted with a loader.

Commenting, Andy Whiley, Case IH Key Accounts Manager, said:

“Case IH aims to be the preferred partner in bringing innovative products and market-leading solutions and services to customers around the world. Our tractors have proven performance and reliability, offering best-in-class total cost of ownership, and our range offers the right machine for every task, backed up by an extensive dealer network. We look forward to meeting customers old and new at the SALTEX exhibition.”

The Case IH range includes the following series of tractors suited to sports, amenity, snow clearing, municipal and landscaping use:

Quantum V/F

If you are looking for a specialist tractor when narrow access is required, then the Case IH Quantum series provides the right machine for the task at hand. Ranging from 65 to 106hp they offer excellent performance for work such as pavement sweeping or snow-blowing, or for maintenance work on lawns and sports grounds or any type of facility management.

Farmall

The Farmall name is deeply rooted in the history of Case IH, with the first tractors to bear this name being produced back in 1923. Today’s Farmall tractors range from 55 to 114hp and share a design emphasis on manoeuvrability, compact dimensions, ease of operation and a high power-to-weight ratio. This means that whether you are working with mounted machinery, trailed equipment, transport duties or with a loader, there’s a Farmall to suit your needs.

 Maxxum

The Maxxum series is available from 116 to 145hp and offers superior performance and fuel efficiency thanks to the use of Efficient Power technology. Available with a range of transmission options including a 16F/16R four-speed powershift, our award-winning ActiveDrive 8 24F/24R eight-speed powershift that delivers class-leading fuel efficiency, or a CVXDrive for the ultimate stepless transmission, the Maxxum makes work easy.

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