New Magnum sneaks into AgQuip …
13 Sep 2019
Visitors to this year’s AgQuip Field
Days at Gunnedah will enjoy a sneak peek at the next generation in Case IH’s high-horsepower
The new AFS Connect Magnum, powered by
the company’s Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) precision technology, was launched
in North America earlier this year, with the tractor due in Australia in late 2020.
However, Case IH is providing AgQuip
visitors with a special preview of the machine at AgQuip this week, showcasing a
range of operational and styling changes that build on the Magnum’s already
solid reputation for endurance, power and performance.
Described as a “true integration of
tractor and technology”, the AFS Connect Magnum features a new display,
operating system and receiver, and redesigned cab.
“This new Magnum features levels of
connectivity producers haven’t had before, providing new opportunities when it
comes to running their business. This connectivity also means additional
support features to minimise down-time and the ability to make decisions on the
tractor’s operation from the location of your choosing,” said Alyx Selsmeyer,
High Horsepower Product Manager for Case IH Australia/New Zealand.
“The operator experience hasn’t been
overlooked though, with a new cab design providing greater comfort, more
storage and enhanced ease of operation. Whatever the weather and however long
you’re in the tractor, everything possible has been done to keep you
comfortable and working at your optimum level.”
"It’s been great to see what it’s capable of in our diverse and demanding conditions, and we’re confident producers will like what they see when it becomes available in 2020. The ‘next level’ connectivity of this tractor is obviously impressive, but performance in the paddock is what has always stood the Magnum apart and that remains as evident now as it always has been” - Alyx Selsmeyer, Case IH ANZ
The AFS Connect portal is the door to
the AFS Connect Magnum series tractor, allowing operators to view field
operations, fleet information and agronomic data from a desktop or tablet
anywhere, while also giving the option of sharing data with trusted advisers
Remote features also set this
next-generation tractor apart, with remote display viewing allowing a farm
manager or dealer to see what an operator is seeing on the AFS Pro display in
the cab, while the remote service tool allows dealers to remotely identify
maintenance and service needs.
The Case IH team has spent the past
few months putting the new Magnum through its paces on Australian farms in
preparation for its official launch next year, conducting field tests in a
variety of conditions and across different farming practices.
“It’s been great to see what it’s capable
of in our diverse and demanding conditions, and we’re confident producers will
like what they see when it becomes available in 2020. The ‘next level’
connectivity of this tractor is obviously impressive, but performance in the
paddock is what has always stood the Magnum apart and that remains as evident
now as it always has been,” Alyx said.
The AFS Connect Magnum isn’t the
only new product on show at the Case IH site at this year’s AgQuip, with the official
public launch of the new Maxxum tractor series and the showcasing of the new 50
Series Axial-Flow combines that were launched into the Australian market in
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