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Case IH Supports National FFA Foundation With Special Skid Steer Donation 

 

During a press conference held earlier today at the 2011 National FFA Convention, which opens today in Indianapolis, Ind., Case IH announced that it will donate the proceeds from an auction for a one-of-a-kind skid steer, nicknamed “Red Power” to the National FFA Foundation. With 82 gross engine hp and a 2,500-pound rated operating capacity, the specially designed skid steer features dual chrome exhaust stack, custom wheels, tinted cab windows, custom red LED lighting and a red leather seat.

RACINE, Wis.   ̶   Case IH is pleased to continue its long-standing support of the National FFA Foundation by donating a new, one-of-a-kind Case skid steer nicknamed, “Red Power,” to be auctioned off later next year to benefit the National FFA Foundation.

“‘Red Power’ is a one-of-a-kind, tricked out skid steer, specially designed with Case IH enthusiasts and collectors in mind,” explains Kyle Russell, Senior Director of Marketing, Case IH North America. “We’re excited to unveil this unique design at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, and to have the opportunity to leverage it for the benefit of FFA’s important mission of preparing the next crop of agriculture leaders.”

From a practical standpoint, “Red Power” is a Case model SV250 skid steer, with 82 gross engine horsepower, and a 2,500-pound rated operating capacity (ROC). Factory features include a full cab with heat and air conditioning and switchable (pattern) electro-hydraulic (EH) controls. “Red Power” also offers the High Flow Plus Performance Package, with high-flow hydraulics, front electric, ride control and electronic self leveling. In addition, it features 14-inch tires, a 4 in 1™ bucket with tooth bar, hydraulic coupler, cylinder guards, four-point strobe kit, rear side light kit and counter weight kit.

What makes “Red Power” extraordinary are its exclusive features including added dual chrome exhaust stacks, custom eight-spoke pattern wheels with chrome center caps and lugs, tinted cab windows and a custom red leather seat. Red LED lighting illuminates the skid steer’s undercarriage, the rear add-on counterweights, the operator compartment and the loader arm. The cab also features indirect LED lighting and LED spots in the AC vents.

The custom Case IH-red paint job, along with a unique “Red Power” decal package, made specifically for the skid steer, provide the finishing touches for a complete Case IH look. “Red Power” was created as a cooperative project between Case IH and its sister company Case Construction, who supplies the skid steers sold through Case IH dealers.

For more than 60 years, Case IH and its local dealers have supported FFA, including their current sponsorship of the New Century Farmer and American FFA Degree programs. Just as FFA’s mission is to prepare the next generation of leaders for future challenges and opportunities in agriculture, Case IH also strives to help producers Be Ready for the future of agriculture. Case IH knows that each season gives producers a new opportunity – one shot to make it a successful one. Case IH’s mission is to help producers Be Ready for the challenges and opportunities, through innovative equipment and technology.

“Throughout the past 64 years of Case IH’s support for National FFA, there has never been a time when our goals, our visions and our focus have aligned more closely than right now,” emphasizes Russell. “Case IH’s donation of ‘Red Power’ is our opportunity to continue our long-standing history of support for the National FFA’s mission and help the next generation of leaders be ready for the challenges and opportunities of agriculture."

Throughout the next 12 months, “Red Power” will be displayed at national events to spark interest and attract potential buyers. It will be on display at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association annual meeting, National Farm Machinery Show, Commodity Classic, Farm Progress Show, Husker Harvest Days and many other venues.

More information about “Red Power” and exciting details regarding FFA’s auction of “Red Power” will be available soon. If you would like to be notified when auction details are available, please submit your name at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SkidSteerAuction.

Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive, reliable equipment – designed to meet today’s agricultural challenges. Challenges like feeding an expanding global population on less land, meeting ever-changing government regulations and managing input costs. With headquarters in the United States, Case IH has a network of dealers and distributors that operates in over 160 countries. Case IH provides agricultural equipment systems, flexible financial service offerings and parts and service support for professional farmers and commercial operators through a dedicated network of professional dealers and distributors. Productivity enhancing products include tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage tools; planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators; site-specific farming tools and utility vehicles. Case IH is a brand of CNH (NYSE: CNH), a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI.MI).

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Article Date: October 19 2011
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