High capacity hydraulic pump option for Farmlift 632, 735 and 935 / Enhanced power shuttle functions on Farmlift 635 and 742 models / New LED light packages for all versions / Stage IV engines with Hi-eSCR technology for reduced emissions and improved fuel efficiency
A revised line of Farmlift telescopic loaders will make its debut on the Case IH stand at Agritechnica 2017, incorporating a number of new features. The new Farmlift models, which meet the latest EU 167/2013 ‘Tractor Mother Regulation’ type approval and EN1459 safety standards, have been improved to enhance their performance at the same time as meeting Stage IV emissions regulations. The upgrades apply to the five largest models in the Farmlift range, with the smallest model, the Farmlift 525, remaining unchanged.
The enhancements on the larger Farmlift telescopic loaders are designed to improve both productivity and efficiency. They range from updated engines and an improved power shuttle to LED lighting and the option of higher hydraulic pump capacity.
Power on all models is provided by NEF four-cylinder engines from FPT Industrial, featuring a new turbocharger for improved efficiency. A diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) is the key to meeting Stage IV emissions regulations, working in conjunction with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system which uses diesel exhaust fluid (DEF/AdBlue). The engine in Farmlift 632, 735 and 935 models now has a rated power output of 121hp – an increase of 11hp – while the Farmlift 635 and 742 have power outputs of 129hp. Maximum peak power on 632, 735 and 935 models is 133hp, while on the Farmlift 635 and 742 the corresponding figure is 145hp.
The Farmlift 632, 735 and 935 models can now be specified with the same variable piston-type hydraulic pump that previously was available only on the Farmlift 635 and 742. This closed-centre load-sensing pump provides a maximum 140 l/min of oil flow, an increase of 20 l/min on the standard gear pump, for customers seeking even faster hydraulic response and improved cycle times. Also now optional on these models is a boom headstock with an increased total rotation angle of 142 degrees. Standard units have a comparable angle of 128 degrees.
While a shuttle switch integrated into the joystick has become an established design feature of Farmlift 635 and 742 telescopic loaders, Case IH recognises that some operators prefer the traditional fitment of a shuttle on the left side of the steering column. As a result, a shuttle lever can now be fitted as an option, working in combination with the joystick-mounted shuttle switch, which remains.
Further upgrades include improved rear view mirrors, new integrated rear fenders with lights support, a revised engine hood with self-locking handle, and LED lighting options to improve illumination when working early or late in the day.
“With the market in European agriculture for telescopic loaders in the 6-10m lift height sector continuing to grow, Case IH is now taking the next steps after entering this market segment in 2013 with Farmlift,” says David Schimpelsberger, Case IH European product marketing manager for Farmlift.
“The product upgrades and further modifications within our program to meet Stage IV emissions regulations, Tractor Mother Regulation implementation and EN1459 safety standards compliance show we are committed to competing with the sector’s major players and growing our business in the telescopic loader segment.”