402-550 HP

Axial-Flow 260 Series Combines

The new Case IH Axial-Flow® 260 series combines integrate the latest technology – subscription free – with the proven Axial-Flow design that producers have trusted for decades. With Pro 1200 dual displays, Harvest Command™ combine automation and all-new RowGuide Pro™, you will experience a new level of harvest performance and productivity.

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402-550 HP


7, 8 & 9

Grain Tank Size

315-410 bu.

Unload Rate

4.0-4.5 bu./sec.

Designed for Your Needs

Case IH Axial-Flow combines have set the standard for grain quality and unsurpassed efficiency and productivity. We worked with our customers to purposefully design a machine that incorporates the latest in harvest technology to take your harvest to the next level. Each technological advancement in the Axial-Flow 260 series combine is seamlessly integrated into its operation. And with Harvest Command, we take the guesswork out of your harvest. For you, it means a harvest like no other.

Explore Features

  • Control Center for Your Combine

    Pro 1200 dual displays give you an unmatched view of every aspect of the Axial-Flow 260 combine operation. The large displays feature an anti-glare screen for optimum visibility and allow for instant grain quality imaging for a real-time, high-definition look at harvested grain.

    Working with our customers, we developed the entire display system for easy navigation among key functions. The Pro 1200 dual displays allow the operator customize the display to meet their needs, input Harvest Command settings, set up guidance and share real-time data and critical machine information with remote managers, consultants and technicians

  • Tailor Your Technology

    We’ve taken the guesswork out of technology by bundling tech packages to make it easier to choose the technology that’s best suited to your operation. Get all you need in one place and know that your technology is yours, without the hassles of yearly subscriptions or activations.  

    Essential precision technology tools for a more productive harvest are included in your Axial-Flow 260 purchase, including industry-leading Harvest Command, Pro1200 dual displays, AccuGuide, AccuSync and subscription-free connectivity.

  • Connect, View, Manage with Case IH FieldOps

    Purposefully designed to be a simplified and streamlined all-in-one operations management solution, FieldOps will empower owners and operators to manage and visualize their entire fleet at anytime from anywhere. 

    Case IH FieldOps will replace AFS Connect. If you already have an AFS Connect account, your information will transition automatically.


  • Harvest Corn with Ease

    The Axial-Flow 260 combine merges technology with function. Our all new RowGuide Pro combines GPS with advanced sensor technology for seamless row tracking, even through breaks in standing corn, like waterways.

    Enhanced steering ensures increased accuracy while moving through the field, keeping your harvest on-row and on-target.

    For the operator, it means more time focusing on other aspects of your harvest. Less stress in the field means a smoother, more productive harvest.

  • Next-Generation Track System for Increased Floatation

    The new ActiveTrac four-roller hydraulic suspended track system on the Axial-Flow 260 Series combine offers a wider footprint, reducing compaction and increasing flotation by 14 percent over fixed-track models.

    Sensors on the track system’s cylinders constantly adjust to field conditions and grain tank load to ensure consistent flotation throughout the working day. 

  • Automate Your Harvest

    Harvest Command lets you take control of your harvest. Using advanced sensors strategically located throughout the combine, Harvest Command automatically adjusts settings to ensure an efficient harvest. Regardless of the time of day, crop conditions or moisture levels, the Harvest Command combine automation system is always working for you. Each automation mode prioritizes different harvesting outcomes — from grain quality to grain savings to throughput. Choose the mode of automation to match your harvesting goals. Then set the crop type, maximum operating speed and power limits and Harvest Command takes over from there.

  • All-Day Comfort

    We know harvest demands long hours in the cab. And while the technology in our Axial-Flow 260 Series combine will make your harvest more productive and less stressful, operator comfort remains a top priority.

    With one of the largest and quietest cabs among combine manufacturers, the Axial-Flow cab gives you industry-leading glass and unsurpassed sightlines so you can keep an eye on the entire header. With its ergonomic and intuitive design, you get maximized comfort and productivity.  

    • New heated, ventilated and massaging seat with adjustable seat support, air bolsters, lumbar adjustments, and a red leather instructor seat.
    • Have control at your fingertips with the multifunction handle and the Pro 1200 dual displays, with most of your controls on the right-hand console.
    • The cab is your mobile office, with USB ports, a cell phone holder, and AM/FM/Bluetooth® weather band radio or optional upgraded AM/FM/CD/Bluetooth radio. The instructional seat backrest folds down into a work surface.
    • Enjoy better visibility with standard halogen stadium lighting and optional upgraded light packages.
    • LED lighting gives you maximum visibility for long days that stretch into night.
    • A portable electric refrigerator keeps food and drinks cool from home to field.
  • Options to Fit Your Operation

    The two-speed electric shift ground drive transmission increases tractive effort and reduces the need to stop and shift in field or on the road. Wider speed ranges provide more power for climbing hills  and in challenging ground conditions. An optional differential lock further improves traction and performance. These combines are equipped with closed-loop sensing which ensures constant speed control plus an economy mode for fuel savings.

    Our industry-exclusive Power Plus™ CVT drive provides reduced complexity and maintenance, while the PTO gear case design ensures pumps and drives are operating efficiently throughout the entire rpm range.

    Our patented header to feeder ground speed automatically matches header speed to ground speed with in-cab electronic variable feeder speed control, optimizing grain savings in down-corn conditions. Header and feeder automatically adapt to combine speed and put more grain in your tank.

  • Durable for Even the Most Challenging Conditions

    A durable feeder house handles even the most demanding crop conditions. The feeder top shaft drive coupler features a crown spline design for greatly improved durability. A simple, two-piece feeder floor design increases durability and improves crop feeding. Plus, up to 13,500 pounds in lift capacity handles even the largest chopping corn head on the market.

  • Every Bushel Counts

    All year long, you’ve put in the hard work to create incredible acres of food grade crops, including corn, popcorn, lentils, wheat, and rice. Now it’s time to collect. Every detail of Axial- Flow 260 series combines is designed to get every bushel out of your food grade harvest.

  • Adaptable for Varying Crop and Threshing Conditions

    We pioneered single rotor development back in the 1960s. Since then, refinements, enhancements and improvements have led to the pinnacle in rotor performance — the AFX rotor. The AFX rotor can be set into many configurations, adapting to both crop and threshing conditions.
  • Harvesting High-Quality Grain

    High-capacity combines need high-capacity cleaning systems. Axial-Flow combines match cleaning system capacity to the size of the machine, providing superior productivity, grain sample quality and savings. The patented design of the Cross Flow™ cleaning system fan delivers consistently clean grain samples no matter the harvest condition. 

    • Self-leveling Cleaning System (SLS): The self-leveling sieves allow up to 12 percent slope each way. An in-cab, adjustable pre-sieve allows the operator to make adjustments on the go to maximize grain quality. 
    • Tri-Sweep™ Tailings Processor: Using three sets of impellers, the processor gently re-threshes and elevates the tailings, returning them back to the active grain pan for final cleaning. This results in higher capacity, increased efficiency and improved grain quality.
    • Active Grain Pan: Increases efficiency by separating the grain and other material through reciprocating action before reaching the cleaning system.
    • Cross Flow Fan: After entering the fan, a vortex is created, which super charges the air flow, giving a full-balanced flow across the entire sieve. Air enters the full width of the fan from the top — not the sides — resulting in superior air flow.
  • Handle Even Tough Residue with Consistent Results

    The Case IH residue management system handles tough residue in all crop conditions and delivers consistency across the larger header widths used on the Axial-Flow 260 series combines. This prepares the ground for next year’s crop and can create consistent windrow formations and long straw for baling.  

    • Rotor Discharge Deflector: Positioned directly behind the rotor, providing a central feeding point and deflecting residue toward the chopper. The deflectors can be adjusted either from in-cab or the right-hand side of the combine by a pin that can be placed into four different positions.
    • Windrow Chute: Two residue modes (spread and windrow) provide options to meet your residue requirements, with an in-cab chop-to-swath option available for the vertical spreader package.
    • Chopper: Blades are mounted in a spiral pattern, with seven separate chopper/residue options to match your requirements, including a factory-installed X-tra Chop; a small-grains residue package for increased residue chop and sizing.
    • Hydraulically Driven Spreader: Hydraulically driven residue spreaders are adjustable in-cab for on-the-go speed control. Spreading width is easily adjusted manually by moving the dovetail in the center up or down.
  • Built-in Efficiencies Reduce Unloading Time

    Large grain tanks, longer augers and quick-folding tool-free grain tank extensions are standard on all Axial-Flow combine models — resulting in more efficient field operation. High unload rates, an optional cab-controlled pivoting spout, and independent cross auger control add to the high productivity of the Axial-Flow 260 series combines.

  • Get the Most Out of Your Axial-Flow 260 Series Combine

    Through customer-driven input, Case IH is committed to making your job easier, so you can maximize productivity.

    • Convenient access with fewer belts and chains to adjust and maintain
    • Exclusive, interactive PC training program helps you better understand the components, operation and adjustment of Axial-Flow combines.

    Contact your local expert to learn more or schedule a demo. Find your local dealer here.

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