Case IH Steiger Tractors Set New Industry Records for Fuel Efficiency
19 Mar 2012
RACINE, Wis. — The latest results from the Nebraska Tractor
Test Lab show that Case IH Steiger® tractors with Selective Catalytic Reduction
(SCR) technology have set new industry records for fuel-efficient power.
The Steiger 600, Steiger 500, Steiger 450 and Steiger 350 all showed
significant fuel efficiency and drawbar horsepower advantages over the
competition, according to test lab reports.
“Steiger tractors are built with Case IH Efficient Power to pull the largest
implements available, while reducing fuel costs,” says Mitch Kaiser, Case IH
Steiger Tractor Marketing Manager. “These test results prove Steiger tractors
perform and deliver in the field and in the lab.”
For example, the Steiger 600 set the record for drawbar horsepower and fuel
efficiency versus the competitions’ biggest tractor. Measured at maximum power
in horsepower-hours-per-gallon, the Steiger 600 tested 8.4 percent more fuel
efficient than the Deere 9630 at maximum drawbar pull, and 10.5 percent more
fuel efficient at 75 percent drawbar pull maximum power.
Mike Daigh of Taylorville, Ill., says he’ll take his Steiger over any other
“We have a 24-row planter and we haven’t had any issue with the Steiger when
it comes to power - not pulling down, not hesitating, even going over hilly
ground,” Daigh says. “You can do just about anything with this tractor. I’ll
take Steiger over anything.”
Engine Research and Meeting Tier 4 Standards
Several years ago, Case IH began to focus engine development efforts on SCR
technology in order to meet Tier 4 standards. Case IH will meet the 2014 Tier 4B
(Tier 4 Final) engine emissions standards using exclusively SCR technology found
in the Steiger models.
Cool-running and quiet, SCR is an engine exhaust after-treatment system.
Rather than interfere with engine performance, it actually improves it. Case IH
Tier 4B technology will not require regeneration of particulate filters or any
Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (CEGR) technology for high horsepower
For Case IH customers who have purchased Tier 4A equipment, there will be no
additional requirements in 2014. Filling the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank is
all it takes to reduce fuel consumption and extend service intervals.
Case IH and Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) have been working together on
engine innovations that meet Tier 4 regulations for Case IH tractors and
combines since 2004. The FPT U.S. Research & Development Center is in Burr
Ridge, Illinois, in the same facility as Case IH Engineering. Together, FPT and
Case IH engineers work to design and test high-horsepower engines. Before these
engines even enter the market, they go through several thousand hours of
rigorous testing. Today, there are more than 10,000 Case IH tractors powered by
Case IH SCR technology already performing in farmers’ fields across North
Beyond Power – New Cab Comfort
In addition to power and fuel efficiency, Steiger tractors feature the most
comfortable, productive cab on the market. Already boasting the largest cab in
the industry with unprecedented visibility, the new Steiger cab is designed to
function as an office in the field with exclusive, four-post cab suspension.
Steiger tractors also feature an exclusive 40-degree, right-hand swivel seat,
which provides operators a more ergonomic field of vision to see the front of
the tractor while also monitoring the implement behind, minimizing neck strain.
In conjunction with Case IH Advanced Farming Systems® (AFS) AccuGuideTM
autoguidance, operators in the swivel position can more easily monitor the true
productivity zone - the implement behind the tractor.
Also, several cab controls have been relocated to the upper right-hand side
of the cab headliner within easy reach, while the most frequently used functions
are contained in the new MultiControl Armrest console, bringing all vital
tractor operations into one easy-to-operate controller. And, a new AFS Pro 700
color display is integrated into the MultiControl armrest, and moves with the
“Steiger tractors deliver the total tractor solution — efficient power
combined with improved operator comfort,” says Kaiser.
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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