RACINE, Wis. — Just as the first Steiger® Rowtrac™ row crop tractors are about to hit the fields this fall, Case IH is introducing an additional model that will be the highest-horsepower tracked row crop tractor on the market, the new Rowtrac 500.The new model adds 50 more horsepower to the Rowtrac line and introduces an even wider track undercarriage.
“We’ve had terrific demand for the new Steiger Rowtrac and we expect the same for this additional model, which comes with some new options as well,” says Mitch Kaiser, Case IH Steiger Marketing Manager. “The higher horsepower and wider undercarriage options mean the Rowtrac can perform in even more applications and get producers into fields in even more varied conditions.”
The new wider track undercarriage will accommodate 24-inch and 30-inch tracks, applying even less ground pressure on the soil between rows. The new option will be available on Rowtrac models from 350 horsepower to the new 500 horsepower model.
Based on the proven technology of the Case IH Steiger Quadtrac® tractors, the Rowtrac uses a four-track, positive-drive system to minimize ground pressure, reduce compaction, improve traction and simplify transport in row crop situations. Just like the other Steiger Rowtrac models, the Rowtrac 500 tracks oscillate 10 degrees up or down to maintain constant ground contact and minimize compaction. All four tracks maintain constant power for turning without berming. Even when field conditions are less than optimum, it allows producers to cover more ground in less time.
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).