Dec. 16 2020 11:07 AM

From the high-tech, horsepower-packed AFS Connect Steiger series tractor to planting, baling, fertilizer application and harvesting solutions, awards highlight full Case IH line.

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The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) will present seven AE50 awards to Case IH in 2021 for outstanding agricultural innovations. The recognitions spotlight the success of the Case IH Customer Driven Product Design process and the company’s full line of agronomic solutions. The award-winning innovations include:

  • AFS Connect™ Steiger® series tractor
  • LB436 HD large square baler
  • Case IH fertilizer applicators and air carts with 24-row air pack system
  • MultiControl Armrest
  • Axial-Flow® 250 series combines with sieve pressure visualization
  • Category 3/4n 3-point hitch quick coupler
  • Fast Riser 6100 front-fold planter (Brazil)

“We’re driven to help producers be more productive and profitable, and we’re proud to be recognized for our commitment to innovation,” said Scott Harris, Case IH vice president, North America. “Farmers design, engineer and build Case IH equipment and technology. Collaboration with our customers through our Customer Driven Product Design process is key to developing the most powerful, productive and reliable equipment that meets the needs of today’s farmers.”

ASABE annually distinguishes the 50 most significant product innovations in engineering and technology for agricultural, food and biological systems. The honor recognizes products that save producers time and reduce cost and labor, all while improving user safety. The awards will be presented at the virtual ASABE Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC) in February 2021.

Read more about this year’s Case IH AE50 award-winning products and innovations:

AFS Connect Steiger series tractor
The AFS Connect Steiger series tractor delivers a high-tech, high-powered package that gives producers the freedom to adjust, manage, monitor and transfer data the way they want. The redesigned cab features an all-new armrest with ergonomic controls, automotive-grade design elements and a 12-inch AFS (Advanced Farming Systems) Pro 1200 display that is configurable to fit each operator’s needs. Built-in 4G connectivity with remote display viewing and service allow faster and more efficient in-field support.

LB436 HD large square baler
The LB436 HD large square baler helps producers achieve maximum bale density and high-quality bales. It features a bale chamber that is 16% longer and provides up to 55% more plunger force than other Case IH models. A robust compression system and fully automatic bale density control system help achieve higher, more-consistent densities and bale weights — even in changing field conditions. An exclusive two-speed gearbox provides easy start-up and smooth power flow, maximizing power to deliver 48 strokes per minute.

Axial-Flow 250 series combines with sieve pressure visualization
Sieve pressure visualization, available with Axial-Flow 250 series combines, helps maximize cleaning system performance by equipping the operator with feedback needed to save grain and make the correct adjustments.

Case IH fertilizer applicators and air carts with 24-row air pack system
The 24-row air pack system is designed to accurately deliver dry fertilizer products from a Case IH Precision Air™ 5 series air cart to a 60-foot Nutri-Placer® 940 or Nutri-Tiller® 955 fertilizer applicator. With a series of unique three-way splitters, this system can deliver product to 24 individual row units on 30-inch row spacing with precision and consistency. With growing emphasis on environmental impact, this system not only helps producers cover more acres efficiently but also minimizes fertilizer runoff by properly banding fertilizer in the root zone.

MultiControl Armrest
Through customer focus groups and innovative technologies such as human positioning software, virtual reality simulators and 3D printing, Case IH developed the new MultiControl Armrest to upgrade its ergonomic rating by 58%. Available on Steiger and Magnum™ series tractors, this innovation delivers the most comfortable armrest to the widest range of Case IH customers and puts the most frequently used functions within reach for easy operation.

Category 3/4n 3-point hitch quick coupler
The Case IH 3-point hitch quick coupler carries the load of a 2-point or 3-point mounted implement while reducing the amount of material required and increasing durability. The design is driven by real-world customer application loading conditions, maximizing the strength and life of the quick coupler.

Fast Riser 6100 front-fold planter
Available in Brazil, the Fast Riser 6100 front-fold planter with up to 61 rows at 45-centimeter spacing delivers a productive experience for planting corn, soybean and cotton crops. Equipped with a five-section hydraulic wing downforce system and agronomically designed row unit, this planter is designed to help increase yield potential and cover more acres.

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