Hannover — The winner has been found: The Case IH Quadtrac 620 is “Machine of the Year 2014” in the XXL tractor category. On the third evening of this year’s Agritechnica exhibition in Hannover, the industry accolade "Machine of the Year 2014“ was awarded to Case IH in the presence of well over 600 participating guests. The highly coveted trophy, which has become an important recognition of achievements in the industry, was awarded because of the innovative concept of the new Case IH Quadtrac series.
In his laudation Agricultural editor Bernd Feuerborn not only acknowledged
the nearly 700hp maximum and a torque of up to 3,000 Nm but also highlighted the
excellent driving comfort of the most powerful series tractor produced worldwide
. The Quadtrac tractors feature the largest cab in the industry and an
unsurpassed surround vision. The surveyor™ cab offers an exclusive suspension
system which balances and absorbs any forward, sideways or seesaw cab movements,
thus providing superior operational comfort and control.
The Quadtrac particularly impressed the jury with its peak performance in
terms of traction and soil protection. With four independent tracks, the chassis
provides for a consistent footprint of more than 5.6 square metres – exceeding
the contact area of comparable tractors in this class by more than 25%. This
huge contact area increases traction whilst greatly reducing soil pressure and
almost completely avoiding slippage.
All Quadtrac tractors are powered by the new FPT Industrial Cursor 13
engines. This 6 cylinder power source with a capacity of 12.9 litres and two
intercoolers, enables a significant improvement in the thermal efficiency of the
engine. The new Quadtrac series, presented at Agritechnica for the first time,
is one of the first high performance tractor series to fulfil the tightened Tier
4 Final/Stage IV emission regulations with an SCR-only system. The newest
generation of the Case IH Efficient Power System featuring new and patented
exhaust treatment technologies is used to achieve these results.
The new engines with the unique HI-eSCR technology deliver optimised
combustion, thus ensuring that the Case IH Quadtrac continues to stay in the
lead with regard to fuel efficiency. The patented technology not only provides
outstanding cost-effectiveness but also NOx transformation efficiency of 95
percent –setting the standard in the industry. The engines are aligned to
deliver maximum performance without increasing emissions or reducing
The “Machine of the Year 2014” accolade is awarded by technical editors of
the Deutscher Landwirtschaftsverlag (German Agricultural Publishers) in
cooperation with other European agricultural magazines. For this award,
journalists specifically look for innovative and outstanding new developments in
agricultural engineering. The “machine of the year” accolade is awarded at the
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