Top Crop Manager

Tractors
Power capacity and lights

Case IH has beefed up its MX series Magnum tractor line with more power from new Tier 3 compliant engines, a high pressure fuel injection system, new productivity enhancing features, increased operator comfort and innovative transmission options that save fuel.44d1


November 16, 2007
By Top Crop Manager

Case IH has beefed up its MX series Magnum tractor line with more power from new Tier 3 compliant engines, a high pressure fuel injection system, new productivity enhancing features, increased operator comfort and innovative transmission options that save fuel.

The top-of-the-line MX305 boasts a new nine litre Tier 3 engine with 255 PTO horsepower, up to 50 percent torque rise and 37 horsepower growth. The MX215 now has 175 PTO horsepower; the MX245 offers 200 PTO horsepower; and the MX275 has 225 PTO horsepower. These three models are powered by an 8.3 litre Tier 3 compliant engine.

The new tractor's air intake and air cleaning systems also have been redesigned. Air is drawn from the top of the front grill, allowing approximately 15 percent more air flow than the previous generation Magnum tractors. Improved air flow translates to better performance, longer component life, less chaff plugging and reduced fuel consumption. In addition, all models have an expanded 180 gallon tank for longer work periods in the field.

There are three powershift transmission options: a standard 18F/4R speed transmission; a new, optional 19F/4R option with a special 19th gear designed to conserve fuel during transport; as well as a 23F/6R transmission with shift-through creeper speeds. All tractors come standard with AutoShift which features field and road modes, allowing operators to simply automate and improve transmission performance, while also simplifying their task list. An extra road gear, 19F/4R, produces a maximum road speed of 40km/hr (25mph) at a reduced engine revolutions per minute to save fuel. An optional shift-through creeper transmission provides five forward and two reverse creeper speeds. The new creeper transmission allows the operator to engage or disengage creep at the end of the rows without stopping. When equipped with an optional high flow hydraulic pump, the tractors deliver hydraulic flow of 58 gallons per minute.

The electrical system also has been upgraded with higher capacity alternators that provide electrical capacity to meet customer demands during the day and night. Operators can choose from a standard 150amp, 12 volt alternator, or the 175amp option for use with implements with higher electrical requirements, electric motors or additional lighting. A new optional lighting package offers producers 360 degree lighting with three front, high intensity discharge (HID) lights, two rear HID lights, two side cab roof lights and delayed egress lighting to allow the operator to exit the cab safely in the dark. AFS AccuGuide auto-guidance systems are available with multiple accuracy levels to fit every budget and operation.

AFS AccuGuide equipped MX215, MX245, MX275 and MX305 tractors also feature a new armrest-mounted AFS200 colour monitor designed to interface with and control all ISO11783 (current site specific technology standard) compatible implements. Another next generation feature, AFS Auto Depth Control, allows operators to set the depth of trailing implements with previously unmatched precision.


Print this page

Related



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*