Shanghai, August 6, 2015
Less than one year from its debut in the Chinese market, the Case IH Axial-Flow® 4088 combine has been named among the top 50 agricultural machinery products of China in 2014. Out of 900 product entries representing 300 companies, the Axial-Flow model won the Gold Award for Technology Innovation.
The event ceremony was run under the auspices of the China Association of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers (CAAMM), the Chinese Society for Agricultural Machinery (CSAM) and Farm Machinery magazine. The function was held in the city of Xi’an in conjunction with the third Agricultural Machinery Industry High-End Forum, on July 21st.
Launched in October 2014, the Case IH 4000 series combines are produced at the largest agricultural manufacturing facility in Northeast China, the Harbin plant. They offer Chinese farmers and State farms locally manufactured first class harvesting solutions. Designed to suit the specific needs of Chinese farmers, these combines offer premium comfort, an incomparable grain quality, high capacity, and versatility. Thanks to the change of header and kits, the Axial-Flow® 4000 series combines can harvest a wide variety of crops, including corn, wheat, rice, soybean, rapeseed and rice, maintaining the same levels of efficiency and high grain quality, contrary to the majority of the combines produced locally which are dedicated to a single crop.
These combines can be fitted with the locally produced high capacity 2060 Series grain header which, with a width of up to 6.1m, is the widest rigid header produced in China. They can also be equipped with the 5500 Series corn headers, of which the largest can be fitted with optional stalk choppers. In addition, 3.6 m pick-up headers for windrowed crops such as rapeseed and wheat, and 6 m flex auger headers for soy beans are also available for the new Axial-Flow® 4000 Series.
The 4088 combines run highly fuel efficient FPT Industrial 6.7 litre engines. The 6-cylinder turbocharged engines provide a dependable engine performance in all conditions. The 610 mm diameter Axial-Flow® rotor delivers a consistently high threshing performance in all crops and conditions. The grain-on-grain threshing action limits grain losses in the field and, most importantly, ensures very low grain damage.
Since its launch last fall, the Case IH Axial-Flow® 4000 series combine is gradually gaining popularity among customers from corn and wheat planting areas. In the Northeast, Northwest and East of China, every farmer appreciates its outstanding performance, the high efficiency and its low grain breakage capability, all qualities that have led to the recognition of the Technology Innovation Gold Award bestowed today.
With its unique Axial-Flow technology, Case IH is a leading brand in combine harvesting and the market leader in various segments such as large tractors, cotton pickers and sugar cane harvesters.