Case IH "Red Power" Skid Steer Auction Opens to Support FFA
28 Aug 2012
RACINE, Wis. — Case IH is pleased to continue its long-standing
support of the National FFA Foundation by donating the proceeds from the sale of
a one-of-a-kind skid steer nicknamed “Red Power.” The online auction kicked off
today at the Farm Progress Show and runs through Sept. 30, 2012.
The auction proceeds will be split accordingly: 89 percent to the National
FFA Foundation, 10 percent to the winning bidder’s state FFA association and 1
percent to the winning bidder’s FFA chapter of choice.
“Case IH is thrilled to kick off the ‘Red Power’ auction today,” says Kyle
Russell, Case IH Senior Director of Marketing. “Just as Case IH helps producers
Be Ready to embrace the challenges of the agriculture industry, FFA helps
students Be Ready for a future career in the agriculture industry.”
For more than 60 years, Case IH and its local dealers have supported the FFA,
including their current sponsorship of the New Century Farmer and American FFA
“We are pleased that Case IH chose FFA to receive the proceeds from the sale
of ‘Red Power’ and appreciate its ongoing support of helping our organization
prepare the next generation of professional agriculturalists,” says Rob Cooper,
National FFA Foundation Executive Director.
Purple Wave, a full-service equipment auction firm, is hosting the auction on
their site. “Case IH, agriculture education and equipment auctions are
recognized threads in America’s fabric,” says Jerrod Westfahl, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Purple Wave. “We are honored to be part of this
project to benefit the unparalleled programs national, state and local FFA
organizations deliver. By assisting with the ‘Red Power’ auction and
establishing initiatives like our Bid for Blue program to benefit local FFA
chapters, we are making a direct investment in FFA’s important mission of
preparing the next crop of agriculture leaders.”
Throughout the past year, “Red Power” has been on display at various events
showing off its unique features, including added dual chrome exhaust stacks,
custom eight-spoke-pattern wheels with chrome center caps and lugs, tinted cab
windows and a custom red leather seat. Red LED lighting illuminates the skid
steer’s undercarriage, the rear add-on counterweights, the operator compartment
and the loader arm. The cab also features indirect LED lighting and LED spots in
the air conditioning vents.
“We are pleased that Case IH chose FFA to receive the proceeds from the sale of ‘Red Power’ and appreciate its ongoing support of helping our organization prepare the next generation of professional agriculturalists,” says Rob Cooper, National FFA Foundation Executive Director.
From a practical standpoint, “Red Power” is a Case model SV250 skid steer and
part of the Case Alpha Series of skid steers. “Red Power” features 82 gross
engine horsepower and a 2,500-pound rated operating capacity (ROC). Factory
features include a full cab with heat and air conditioning and switchable
(pattern) electro-hydraulic (EH) controls. “Red Power” also offers the High Flow
Plus Performance Package, with high-flow hydraulics, front electric, ride
control and electronic self-leveling. In addition, it features 14-inch tires, a
4 in 1™ bucket with tooth bar, a hydraulic coupler, cylinder guards, four-point
strobe kit, a rear side light kit and a counterweight kit.
“Red Power” was created as a cooperative project
between Case IH and its sister company, Case Construction. To view the auction
listing, read the terms and place bids, visit www.purplewave.com/redpower.
Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to
collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive,
reliable equipment – designed to meet today’s agricultural challenges.
Challenges like feeding an expanding global population on less land, meeting
ever-changing government regulations and managing input costs. With headquarters
in the United States, Case IH has a network of dealers and distributors that
operates in over 160 countries. Case IH provides agricultural equipment systems,
flexible financial service offerings and parts and service support for
professional farmers and commercial operators through a dedicated network of
professional dealers and distributors. Productivity enhancing products include
tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage tools;
seeding systems; sprayers and applicators; site-specific
farming tools and utility vehicles. Case IH is a brand of CNH (NYSE: CNH), a
majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI.MI).
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