In addition to kicking off a year of celebrations to commemorate its 175th anniversary, Case IH introduced several new technologies this week at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky.
AccuTurn makes headland turning hands-free
Using software logic from the Case IH Autonomous Concept Vehicle (ACV), this next-generation Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) autoguidance technology provides hands-free, automatic, and repeatable turns for increased productivity.
Farmers can use AccuTurn automated headland-turning technology to:
- Seemlessly navigate the tightest turns and position the tractor and implement into the next pass.
- Intercept headlands or resume field passes with optimal implement position.
- Use two intuitive settings — Automatic and Turn Now — to customize the level of automation to application at hand, from tillage and side dressing to planting and seeding.
- Easily adapt to broadacre or row-crop applications for increased efficiencies and productivity.
The AccuStar guide
Producers can accurately map fields and save on fuel, labor, and input costs with the new AccuStar receiver. This GPS receiver features simple and intuitive operation to quickly and cost-effectively upgrade or add precision capabilities to previous-generation tractors or combines. Once operators install the magnetic base and harnessing, they can immediately begin georeferencing exact data points in the field.
AccuStar is ideal for ElectriSteer-assisted steering (autoguidance offering),GPS positioning for combine yield mapping, stand-alone GPS applications, and providing GPS to third-party displays and/or applications.
UAV package takes data collection to new heights
Available this spring, the Case IH UAV package includes the DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone with RGB camera, hard carrying case, extra battery, and one-year subscription to DroneDeploy software. This system makes it quick and easy for producers to fly their drone, capture imagery, view, and analyze maps with powerful filters, and then share those maps and insights with trusted advisers to immediately take action.
Nutri-Placer 930 coulter option for minimal soil disturbance
Case IH is also now offering a High-speed Low Disturbance (HSLD) coulter option for the Nutri-Placer 930 fertilizer applicator. Capable of speeds up to 11 mph, operators can cover 510 acres in a 12-hour day for increased productivity, lower tractor hours, and reduced fuel consumption.
The key to producing that uniform field finish is the new 22.6-inch single-coulter-blade design. It effectively cuts through residue with minimal disturbance, leading to improved soil and moisture retention that helps properly seal nutrients and reduce run-off. Because of its ability to provide better residue cover in tough, fast-changing conditions, the Nutri-Placer 930 HSLD keeps operators in the field during fall, preplant, and side-dress applications for greater return on investment.
Maxxum series 2WD tractors are back
Finally the company announced a new line of Maxxum series 2WD tractors that combine efficient power with enhanced maneuverability and a tighter turning radius. Models ranging from 116- to 145-rated engine horsepower boosts the PTO, hydraulics, and transport speed that are hallmarks of the performance available from Maxxum tractors. These models are ideal for hay and forage operations, vegetable production, dairy operations, municipalities, and small-acreage mixed farms.