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• Case IH has added numerous new products to the equipment lineup for 2012. Included are combines, sprayers and Maxxum tractors.
CASE IH has introduced the new 2012 Maxxum tractor lineup, now equipped with enhanced operator controls, fuel-saving Tier 4A engines, and more powerful hydraulics to deliver livestock and mixed farm operations the best possible balance of productivity, fuel efficiency and versatility.
Case IH had major product introductions in 2011 — and in addition to other equipment — the companyproudly welcomes to its Efficient Power family the next generation of legendary Axial-Flow combines: the 5130, 6130, 7130, 7230, 8230, and 9230.
The new Axial-Flow 30 Series combines meet Tier 4A emissions regulations while improving both performance and efficiency. With the industry’s largest lineup, including two Class 7 models, Case IH combines are designed to simplify harvest.
The Axial-Flow 5130 features the proven Case IH FPT 6.7L engine, while the Axial-Flow 6130, 7130 and 7230 rely on the Case IH FPT 8.7L engine. A Case IH FPT 12.9L engine powers the new 8230 and 9230, delivering an additional 30 and 20 horsepower over previous models, respectively.
To meet Tier 4A emissions, the Case IH FPT engines use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, which functions outside the combine engine, treating the exhaust post-combustion. Because the exhaust after-treatment is separated from the engine function, Case IH engines can be tuned to allow for complete diesel combustion, optimum performance, peak fluid efficiency and extended service intervals.
Case IH 30 Series combine engines offer, on average, a 10 percent fuel efficiency advantage over previous Tier 3 models. And, for even more fuel savings, model year 2012 Tier 4A combines offer automatic low idle speeds of 600 rpm.
The engines are only the beginning of Case IH efficiency boosting technologies.
An upgraded unload system reduces unload time up to 40 percent over previous models. The 6130 and 7130 have faster unload rates from 3 to 3.2 bushels per second. The 7230 and 8230 boast an increased unload rate from 3.2 to 4 bushels per second, and the 9230 has an astonishing 4.5 bushel per second unload rate —a 1.3 second increase from the prior 9120 model.
In addition, an optional independent cross auger control, which is standard on the 9230, gives operators more flexibility during the unload process. The entire unload system has been enhanced with larger components, including a larger 17-inch vertical tube and a larger, high capacity unload elbow.
For today’s largest headers —those 45 feet and larger —an optional 31-foot unload auger is now available. To further maximize uptime during unload, Axial‑Flow 30 Series combines feature powered grain tank extensions on the 7230, 8230 and 9230.
In addition, the Power Plus CVT drives on these models provide more power, less downtime, and unique in-field capabilities, like patented header to groundspeed control, ensuring smooth material flow from header to spreader.