Case IH Introduces AFS Connect Tractors with High-Horsepower & Enhanced Operator Comfort for Middle East and Africa
Case IH has unveiled a unique lineup of tractors for the Middle East and Africa, featuring the industry's highest horsepower. The eleven models combine advanced technology with enhanced operator comfort and top-tier performance.
Case IH has launched a series of powerful tractors tailored for the demanding environments encountered by large-scale arable farmers and contractors in the Middle East and Africa. The eleven new models feature the highest horsepower in the industry for articulated tractors, advanced cab configurations, and cutting-edge AFS Connect data management technology.
These newly launched tractors offer a significant boost in horsepower, with a peak range of 467 to 699 horsepower, setting a new standard in the industry. They feature upgraded engines that deliver a 35% improvement in response time and maintain extended service intervals. An enhanced fuel system, including next-generation fuel injection and a new fuel lift pump, optimizes fuel supply routing, while improvements in cooling and ventilation ensure efficient operation at any horsepower level. AFS Connect technology, included as standard, contributes to lower emissions by optimizing fuel use and eliminating overlaps, promoting environmental responsibility, and reducing operational costs.
Case IH has focused on enhancing operator ease and convenience in the new Quadtrac and Steiger tractors. The 2024 models feature numerous upgrades to exterior design, visibility, and cab interior to make long field days less demanding. The visibility for night work has been significantly improved with a 66% increase in lighting, along with two additional front work lights. Cab updates include a new rooftop design, integrated overhead grab rails for operator security, premium sound options, additional storage, and improved technology implementation for enhanced in-field performance.
David Mckeown, Case IH Product Marketing Manager, emphasized the brand's legacy of power, efficiency, and reliability, stating that the new models aim to provide more muscle, torque, fuel efficiency, and operator comfort. The tractors offer operators increased options for seamlessly managing and sharing data, supported by a 5-year telematics subscription for top efficiency and high-tech functionality.
The AFS Connect systems have been revolutionary in terms of connectivity and productivity, setting a new standard for seamless data transfer and remote monitoring. The latest model upgrades further improve performance, providing efficiency across various applications. For instance, Quadtrac and Steiger tractors now support a second AFS Pro 1200 display for dual in-cab management, allowing operators to monitor separate ISOBUS implements simultaneously. The models can also be equipped with AFS AccuSync machine coordination and AFS AccuTurn technology, offering one-button push turns and advanced auto-guidance capabilities for more efficient operations during extended field days.
These innovative Quadtrac AFS Connect and Steiger AFS Connect tractors, ranging from 475 to 645 horsepower, are now available at Case IH dealerships throughout the Middle East and African countries, marking a significant advancement in the agricultural machinery sector.
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