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New mid-range tractors and upgraded round balers set to make UK show debut at LAMMA 2017

Luxxum brings high specification to lower power bracket / Multicontroller armrest and joystick for greater comfort / Automatic powershift / Cab and front axle suspension / Maxxum tractors revised for Stage IV emissions regulations / Four- and six-cyl alternatives in top model / ISOBUS Class III implement-tractor control on Maxxum CVX / Round balers revised

Two new Case IH tractor series are making their LAMMA debut at the 2017 event, with the Luxxum and revised Maxxum lines renewing the brand’s offering in the key 100-150hp mid-hp category. Also on show will be a range of updated fixed chamber balers, both with and without integral wrappers.

NEW LUXXUM: HIGH-SPEC COMPACT PACKAGE
The Luxxum 100, 110 and 120 have rated power outputs of 99, 107 and 117hp, provided by 3.4-litre four-cylinder engines from Case IH partner FPT Industrial. Stage IV emissions legislation is met via patented Hi-eSCR-only exhaust treatment. Respective diesel/DEF capacities are 150/14 litres. Key new in-cab features are the Multicontroller joystick, which operates key functions including gear and direction selection, linkage and spool valves, and the Multicontroller armrest on which it is mounted, which also incorporates a split throttle for max/min engine speed settings, plus controls for hydraulic and transmission tuning.
A new 32F/32R automatic powershift transmission with four powershift steps and eight ranges provides 40km/h travel at 1,730rpm and features adjustable powershuttle response and speed selection. An auto field mode shifts through the lower 16

speeds, while auto road mode moves the transmission progressively through the higher 16 speeds, each mode operated via a single press of an armrest button, or through each speed via buttons on the rear of the Multicontroller joystick. In auto mode downhill safety is enhanced by the ability to manually override upshifts and prevent heavy trailed loads from jack-knifing. With 80mm of movement, front axle suspension damping is controlled via an accumulator and regenerative valve system. It also provides the ability to raise lower the tractor’s front-end via a console-mounted switch to boost traction in the field and improve stability and comfort on the road.


REFINEMENTS FOR NEW STAGE IV MAXXUM MODELS
Four models in the new Maxxum series are available as standard, Multicontroller (MC) or CVX models, with 4.5-litre four-cyl engines spanning rated power outputs of 116-145hp (145-179hp with PTO/transport boost). There is also a 6.7-litre six-cyl 145/179hp alternative, the standard or MC Maxxum 150. FPT Industrial NEF engines incorporate selective catalytic reduction and a diesel oxidation catalyst, with no diesel particulate filter. Upgrades include new lighting, single-piece windscreen with revised wiper and larger 650/65 R38 rear tyre option, plus improved front axle damping, longer wheelbase and electronic vibration suppression, while colour-coded, relocated spool valves simplify connection. HMC II headland management improves programming while, on Maxxum CVX, compatible implements can be ISOBUS-operated through Case IH’s AFS terminal. Where capable, implements can also control tractor functions such as forward speed and PTO speed.

FIXED CHAMBER ROUND BALERS UPGRADED

Revised 122cm x 125cm RB 545 stand-alone and RB 545 Silage Pack combination round balers feature a new 220cm pick-up with 5.5mm tines on five tine bars. A 20-blade chopper is standard, offering 0, 10°, 10B or 20-blade engagement, with 52mm minimum theoretical chop length. A hydraulic drop floor is standard with the option to add a rotor de-clutch system for increased protection, and ten-rib chamber rollers replace the former four-rib units. A faster-operating duckbill system wraps netting over the bale edges, while a pre-wrapping feature on the RB 545 Silage Pack pre-wraps bales with film for improved air exclusion upon subsequent full wrapping. Options include a bale turner and larger flotation tyres.

LAMMA 2017

Make sure to visit the Case IH stand at the 2017 LAMMA Show. 

LAMMA is the UK’s leading farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show. It attracts in excess of 40,000 visitors from the UK and overseas who come to visit around 900 exhibitors. The 2017 event marks LAMMA’s 36th anniversary, and is the fourth year it has been staged at the East of England Showground, Peterborough.

Free to attend, LAMMA is open from 7.30am until 5pm on Wednesday 18 January and 7.30am until 4.30pm on Thursday 19 January. 

Free car parking for up to 10,000 cars is available.

Register to download our new show app here 

Nichola Bell

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