The evolution of the leader
In 2014, in line with market demands, Case IH is launching the A8000 sugarcane harvester series, the last word in performance, reliability and productivity. The A8000 Series incorporates all the reliability of more than 25 years of the A7000 Series with a unique Case IH technological package. Values such as harvesting in the most adverse conditions, simplicity of operation and maintenance, quality of raw materials, low operating cost and excellence in after-sales service give Case IH the best cost-reduction technologies.
Greater cooling capacity and fewer cleaning stops required
The cooling system includes a radiator package (cooling package) comprised of an engine coolant radiator, intercooler, hydraulic oil radiator, and air conditioning condenser. This system is located on the upper part of the harvester, which minimizes contact with mineral and vegetable impurities. In addition, the system exerts positive pressure on the engine box, thereby decreasing the entry of impurities. Greater access to the engine is another factor that stands out with this new design.
Faster harvesting, including in high agricultural yield aeras
The Extreme Chopper enables harvesting with greater speed, even in high productivity areas, and plant cane. The result is greater operational yield and lower fuel consumption (litres/tonne of sugarcane harvested). The Extreme Chopper provides 39% more power compared to the earlier chopper, increased chopper drum speed from 180 rpm to 205 rpm, and billet length adjustment from the cab.
Greater comfort and visibility
The operator is surrounded by comfort in the A8000 Series cab. The broad windscreen is equipped with wipers and washers and there are four rear-view mirrors, two externally mounted and split, that provide added operational safety. The operator seat features pneumatic height adjustment, horizontal and lumbar adjustment, arm rest and operator weight indicator scale. The cab also has a training seat, thermal/acoustic insulation, pressurization and air conditioning.
Precision and control in harvesting
With the factory-fitted GPS and on-board computer (Data Logger), customers can monitor and record several georeferenced parameters and create analytical reports and maps with the best precision agriculture software on the market, Case IH AFS Desktop. The A8000 Series also features the optional Case IH AFS Guide cruise control that increases day and night operational performance, helps increase sugar cane ratoon longevity and allows for the use of a planting map with a precision of up to 2.5 cm, using an RTK antenna.
Hydraulic system. Optimized, efficient and reliable
Case IH pioneered the introduction of hydraulic systems on sugarcane harvesters and continues to invest in simplifying and improving the efficiency of these systems. In the A8000 Series, the hydraulic system has been optimized with a new layout and fewer hoses. This way, there is less exposure and interference, fewer ruptures and fewer stoppages to repair the system.