Plentiful power from frugal FPT Industrial Stage IV engines / Further enlargement of grain tank / New top solution for straw management / Add-ons for superior Axial Flow cab comfort / Combines come telematics-ready
Whilst being renowned for most gentle threshing, top performance and superior productivity already, Case IH 240 series Axial-Flow combines now received further updates. Improvements suggested by Case IH engineers and customers have made their way to model year 2016 combines. “We are constantly listening to our European customers and as a result our engineers subsequently implement as many of these ideas and proposals as possible”, highlights August von Eckardstein, Product Marketing Manager Harvesting Technology at Case IH Europe.
New and Improved straw management plus new chopper option
Some new and some adaptations on the new 240 series combines further improve straw management, for example. Case IH engineers have developed a new solution for adjusting the straw spreader vanes individually. This change enables perfect spreading even with the largest headers and in green straw conditions. “In Europe, there is a clear trend towards bigger and more productive combines with wider headers. We also face very high yields, partly unstable weather conditions and thus a clear need to harvest large amounts of crop as gently, efficiently and quickly as possible. In doing so, combines have to cope with high volumes of straw that can still be moist at the time of harvest.
Productivity, Efficiency and Performance
The 14,400 litre grain tank is standard on the 8240 and 9240 combines. The 7240 combine comes with an 11,100 litre grain tank as standard feature. However, the 14,400 litre tank is also available on the 7240 model as an option, thus improving the already excellent productivity of this model.
“The proven pivoting spout is now available on the 240 series combines also with the standard unloading system”, highlights von Eckardstein. “That allows easier filling of grain carts and trailers without repositioning of either trailer or combine – and thus offers more efficiency and ease of operation at the same time. In addition, there is a predetermined set point which is automatically reached when unloading is engaged, whilst the pivot will automatically turn upwards once the unloading is finished. So no precious grain will drizzle from the spout after unloading. In order to reduce start-up strain and wear on the components of the unloading auger, our engineers have also implemented a more gentle engagement software”, says August von Eckardstein.
Soil protection, precision and operator comfort taken seriously
For those markets where road transport regulations allow vehicles to exceed 3.5m in width a new wide-track option is available for our suspended track system. The additional belt offering is a 864mm (34”) wide track fitted with eight oil filled rollers per unit, with a total length of 2.09m and a maximum contact area of 1.8m2 per track. These belts further improve soil protection and offer a perfect solution for managers and owners of large farming or contracting businesses
The industry leading cab now has the option of two new leather seats with heating and ventilation, offering maximum comfort in any conditions, new backlit styling knobs on climate control for easy setting of comfortable working conditions. A new camera set for optimum operation control can also be ordered on one full kit for max simplicity.
The new 240 series combines can now be ordered telematics-ready ex-factory. A modem is offered as factory fit option; this includes 3G mobile coverage and two-way file transfer without USB stick. “NTRIP functionality for observing all data of the combine from the farm office or outside is also included. However, this function needs a second modem which will be available as an option”, concludes von Eckardstein.