Case IH has announced that Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT) technology is now available for the Maxxum tractor line-up, with Maxxum 110, 120 and 130 CVT options.

First introduced into the North American market with the Puma family in 2008, Case IH CVT simplifies tractor operation.

"Case IH continues to deliver on customer requests by taking the multi-purpose Maxxum tractor, which is known for its ability to handle large workloads, and furnishing it with technology to improve engine performance and fuel efficiency," says Dave Bogan, marketing manager for Puma and Maxxum tractors.

“But what customers tell us they really appreciate is how easy the Case IH CVT is to use, even for inexperienced drivers. There’s no programming required; you set the speed and direction you want to go and the tractor does the rest.”

CVT combines the stepless speed variability of a hydrostatic transmission with the mechanical efficiency of a traditional gear transmission. “It delivers power to the ground efficiently at every speed, for the ultimate in smooth, stepless shifting. From creeper speeds as low as 98 feet per hour for vegetable growers, all the way up to 30 miles per hour for transport operations,” says Bogan

Case IH offers an active stop feature that is especially popular, according to Bogan. “You simply pull the MultiFunction Handle all the way back, and it will stop the tractor without having to push the clutch. This makes it easier to operate the tractor, and it makes starting and stopping as simple as driving your pickup truck.”

This functionality also applies to the foot throttle and is especially useful when backing the tractor up to hitch to implements. Not only is this process easier, it also is safer.