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• Equipment manufacturers will showcase their workhorse lines and introduce farmers to their latest advancements and what they can purchase now to get ready for next season and seasons to come at the upcoming Sunbelt Expo.
Combine horsepower increased
Case IH Axial-Flow 140 series combines offer up to 410 horsepower — 60 more horsepower than previous models. Now available with eight halogen lights on the outside of the cab, these combines are also equipped with a new spreader option that allows the operator to adjust spread distance from the cab.
The chopper counter knife bank can also be adjusted from the cab, and the knife bank retracts when the combine is placed in emergency mode.
The new Case IH Patriot 3240 and 3340 sprayers offer more horsepower and new options for spray control. The new AIM Command PRO spray system provides individual nozzle control allowing nozzles to turn on and off individually, rather than by entire boom sections. This advanced spray technology minimizes overspray and overlaps, preventing over application and the resulting crop damage.
With the introduction of 26 new compact and utility tractors and 11 hay and forage tools over the last three years, Case IH has demonstrated its focus on meeting livestock and hay producers’ unique equipment needs.
To complete the updated lineup, Case IH is introducing the first windrower with factory-installed autoguidance, redesigned draper headers, disc mower conditioners designed to speed up dry down, and a durable round baler designed to minimize losses.
Here are the newest Case IH hay/forage and livestock lineup:
Redesigned Case IH WD3 series windrowers are the first in the industry to offer a factory-installed autoguidance system managed through the Case IH AFS Pro 700 control center to increase productivity and reduce operator fatigue. Case IH engineers conducted dynamic stability testing on a road slalom course.
As a result, they adjusted the machine’s weight balance and developed caster wheels, set at a 9-degree angle. In addition, a dampening feature prevents oversteering, especially at high speeds. WD3 series windrowers can top out at 24 mph road speed.
Case IH DH3 series draper headers for windrowers help producers cover more acres faster and more efficiently with an all-new 40-foot header. A shallow, angled top section offers higher throughput capacity, crop feeding and crop flow.
A two-circuit hydraulic system offers more consistent flow and power across the header, so producers get more even crop feed, resulting in more consistent, well-formed windrows. Improved crop feeding is also assisted by an all-new, heavy-duty frame design with larger reel arms and increased strength.
Case IH DC3 series disc mower conditioners are designed to improve dry down for better hay quality and higher profits. A new cutterbar design with wide discs cuts closer and cleaner, getting more hay in windrows and leaving less hay in the field.
Larger-diameter discs improve crop flow and windrow consistency. They have lightweight, impact-resistant plastic access doors to simplify adjustments. New shielding minimizes the opportunity for material to build up as you create windrows. A simplified drive system helps to minimize horsepower consumption and maintenance needs.
RB565 Round Baler provides 20 percent more capacity than previous models. The new overshot feeder between the pick-up and bale chamber creates a quick and even feed of material into the bale chamber. The new roller windguard and five bar pick-up comb the crop off the ground for fast and even feeding. It features a total redesigned pick-up that has been strengthened from the inside out.