Case IH has rolled out new features on its Steiger Quadtrac and Rowtrac tractors that reinforce the series’ already proven performance. Several drive system advancements, including a new high-speed Rowtrac design, join a factory-fit enhanced telematics offering that increases management capability and flexibility. In addition, all Model Year 2019 tractors used in agriculture applications now include an industry-exclusive warranty and a one-year advanced subscription to Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Connect.
“For more than 20 years, we have been relentless in refinement of our track technology, giving us a head start and allowing us to lead the pack,” said Mitch Kaiser, Case IH Steiger tractor marketing manager. “This series of tractors is already strong, smart and simple, and these advancements are helping producers get even more power, performance and productivity that leads to lower total cost of ownership.”
The new three-year, 2,000-hour warranty is an industry-exclusive included on Model Year 2019 Steiger tractors used in agriculture applications. Along with the warranty, Steiger tractors now come with factory-fit telematics and a one-year subscription to AFS Connect. Case IH AFS Connect is the control center for monitoring and management of your fleet. Enhanced data sharing capabilities allow you to transfer A/B guidance lines, application and planting prescriptions, and as-applied maps, as well as monitor fault codes and key operating parameters. Producers are now able to both track and transfer data seamlessly to and from their Steiger tractors.
Steiger Rowtrac tractors also now feature an improved track design for high-speed roading — capable of up to 25 mph — for tracks of all widths with no mechanical speed limitation. Plus, a new 21-inch configuration provides the only narrow-row track option available in the industry. These options provide producers with efficiencies even before their tracks touch the dirt, as they move between fields faster.
Daily maintenance checks are now easier with new clear wheel caps with a max fill line molded in and a recessed view window for better oil visibility. Wheels now also feature a bolt-on design. The new design uses a polyurethane roller surface bonded to a wheel that bolts to a hub fitted to a new axle assembly. This reduces the time required for service and improves uptime if roller repairs are needed.
With more track options than any other company, Case IH partners with three track suppliers helping fit different producer needs. One of the suppliers, Soucy, offers 18- and 24-inch belts with five-year prorated warranty on tracks plus a lifetime warranty on traction lug blowout.
New, exclusive and patented Steiger Quadtrac and Rowtrac design features a fully cast undercarriage beam with roller wheel suspension, which provides increased strength, durability and a superior ride. This design, along with exclusive factory-installed single Goodyear LSW tires, makes Steiger Quadtrac and Rowtrac some of the best agronomic 4WD tractors in the market, providing the most power to the ground with the least amount of compaction to your fields for increased yields.
An additional 90-gallon steel fuel tank option for Rowtrac tractors offers increased fuel tank size, making it easier for producers to stay in the field all day to increase productivity. The steel fuel tank also adds durability to the frame and integrates with tri-point oscillation to evenly distribute the weight of the tractor across the frame for reduced compaction and maintain the agronomic quality of the soil.
New twin-flow Smart Torque hydraulic pump option provides up to 12 percent more horsepower, equating to increased drawbar horsepower when producers need it to pull heavy loads, such as air seeders or large planters.
“With all of these new features and their added benefits to producers, the Steiger Quadtrac and Rowtrac tractors have been propelled well beyond the competition,” Kaiser said. “This series represents the most powerful equipment, built and backed by the right expertise, to help producers achieve high-efficiency farming.”