RACINE, Wis. — Brian Kreiter of Pekin, Ill., has never owned an iPad. His daughters’ iPhones and iPods were the limit of his experience. But thanks to his entry in a Case IH Facebook page contest around FFA, he now owns his very own iPad.
The contest occurred in conjunction with the National FFA Convention this past fall. Case IH Facebook fans were asked to submit their photos with captions showing how Case IH is helping them be ready for a career in agriculture. The photos then were voted on by other Facebook users. Kreiter’s post received the most votes, making him the winner of a new 16GB Apple iPad 3 with Wi-Fi capability.
The farm Kreiter works for used Case IH tractors during a demonstration this past fall, and Kreiter was very impressed.
“I’ve operated other brands of tractors, but the Case IH machines operate better and more accurately,” says Kreiter. “The Case IH tractor is user-friendly and so much easier to program.”
Kreiter’s Facebook post reflected his experience running the Case IH equipment during harvest. It was his first time using Case IH equipment — a Steiger® 550.
“The dealer showed me how to set up the programming, and you hit the ‘resume’ button, and that’s it, once you have everything set up,” he said. “In addition, the single joystick was very intuitive and easy to use.”
The tractor’s power impressed Kreiter as well.
“I was really surprised by the power,” he said. “It was no problem for it to pull an attached implement that was five inches in the ground, pulling at a 6 percent grade.”
While the tractor’s features left a positive impression on Kreiter, the local Case IH dealer’s above-and-beyond service solidified his Case IH experience.
“I was running the tractor at about 10 p.m., and the diesel exhaust fluid alarm went off. I wasn’t sure what was going on, so I called the dealer. I figured I’d need to shut down and the dealer would be out first thing in the morning. When I explained to the dealer what was going on, he told me not to shut down. I had about 6-8 gallons of DEF left, and he said he would bring it to top it off,” Kreiter said. “We’re about 40 miles from the dealer, so I told him he didn’t have to do that. Sure enough, he came about a half hour later.”
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).