Case IH has proudly launched their Luxxum tractor range, designed for mixed and arable farming.
The launch was backed by great claims of innovative and versatile designs and features.
This new series fields three models, with power ratings of 99, 107 and 117 hp.
The series features an automated 32 x 32 powershift transmission, and a powershuttle with three ‘aggression levels’.
A new design of the front axle suspension is available as an optional extra for the Luxxum. “The innovations, for example, in the transmission and the front axle suspension, and compliance with the Level IV emissions standard, are just three of the many developmental steps that make the new Luxxum such a convincing product”, said company spokesman Remo Müller.
The frame is compact, making the tractor highly manoeuvrable in confined spaces in animal sheds or around the farmyard.
The one-section front windscreen and the high-view roof allow unrestricted visibility of the working area, when the front loader is used.
The tractor series boasts a fuel-efficient driving speed of 40 km/h at 1,730 rpm.
The fuel and urea (AdBlue) tanks can hold 150 and 14 litres respectively, allowing for long working days without refuelling.
Case IH says it responded to driver feedback when creating the Multicontroller armrest.
It groups individual operating elements together in what Case IH claim is a simple and usable concept.
The series is ISOBUS II compatible.
High Capacity Square Baler
Claas have announced changes to their Quadrant large square baler range.
The previous Quadrant 3300, 3200 and 2200 have been replaced by the Quadrant 5300, 5200 and 4200.
The new range is designed to provide higher throughput and greater bale density, claim Claas.
The Quadrant 5300 and 5200 feature a new Automatic Pressure Control system which maintains the predetermined bale pressure by monitoring knotter tension and chamber pressure.
The new models also have the option of hydraulic drive to the pick-up and feed system, and a completely new knotter system.
Farmer’s fifth Merlo
Cork farmer Liam Day from Ardnabourkey, Whitegate has opted for his fifth Merlo telehandler since 1998.
He has recently continued his association with the Italian-made machines by acquiring a new TurboFarmer TF35.7.
Liam has been running the family farm since 1973, and is helped by his son Liam Jr.
They produce winter and spring barley, winter wheat, oats, beet, maize and beans, and finish a few hundred beef cattle yearly.
The new machine was put straight to the test across a wide range of materials handling operations such as moving straw bales, shifting grain, loading trucks, feeding cattle and mucking out sheds.
It came fitted with a pickup hitch for towing trailers.
The TF35.7 features a 3,500kg lift capacity with a boom reach of seven metres.
Liam is impressed with the machines, saying, ‘They pack a good punch for their size, for such a compact machine, they have a very impressive lifting capacity’.
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