Case IH launches cab suspension option for 2014 Farmall U Pro tractor range
22 Jan 2014
Case IH has launched an optional cab suspension system for its range of Farmall U Pro tractors, which feature a range of cab improvements as standard for 2014. A Farmall 115U Pro with cab suspension will be displayed on the Case IH stand at LAMMA (Stand No G39).
The four-wheel-drive 99hp Farmall 95U Pro, 107hp Farmall 105U Pro and 114hp Farmall 115U Pro provide livestock operations, mixed farms and smaller contractors with outstanding versatility, performance, economy and comfort.
Priced at £700, the cab suspension system improves ride comfort, reduces operator fatigue and allows full productivity to be maintained throughout even the longest working day. With 59mm of spring travel, the new Case IH system has been optimised to provide full suspension without increasing overall cab height, often a major consideration on farms where Farmall U Pro tractors are used.
The symmetrical design of the Case IH system uses the same components on both the left and right side of the tractor, providing significant advantages over conventional designs. The system incorporates a stabiliser in each of the mounting brackets, negating the need for struts running across the transmission, which in conventional designs can otherwise increase cab height by around 50mm. Dual stabilisers also eliminate lateral cab roll throughout the entire spring stroke and provide a high level of stability, which is of significant benefit when operating in hilly conditions or turning across steep slopes.
Farmall U Pro tractors also incorporate a number of significant cab upgrades. The instruments and shuttle lever now telescope with the steering wheel, the tilt and height adjustment for the steering column has been improved, the indicator stalk has been repositioned to the left of the steering column and the setting buttons are now on the right.
Alun Scott, Case IH Product Specialist, states:
“A key feature of the U Pro is its premium-specification cab, which provides a superb operator environment, with full air conditioning, ergonomically-sited controls, best-in-class visibility and class-leading sound levels of just 72db(A). The availability of cab suspension further increases comfort levels and will be a popular option which will enhance the capabilities and appeal of these highly-versatile tractors.”
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