RACINE, Wis. — Promising to provide the best options to professional producers, big and
small, Case IH announced its 2015 lineup of Farmall® tractors and hay and forage
tools this month.
“Feed is the livestock producer’s greatest expense,” said Thomas Beason,
Livestock Marketing Manager at Case IH. “And hay and forages often comprise a
large portion of that bill. It makes sound business sense to put up a
high-quality product and then handle and feed it efficiently. The right
equipment is critical.” That’s where Case IH comes in.
At the introduction of the 2015 lineup of Farmall and hay and forage
products, Case IH Director of Marketing Eric Weaver emphasized the company’s
complete, innovative equipment and service offering.
“We are so well-known for our high horsepower offerings,” Weaver said.
“But our Farmall and hay and forage products help make us the premier full-line
equipment manufacturer in North America. From Farmall tractors to Axial-Flow
combines, Case IH can meet the power and equipment needs of today’s producer, no
matter how unique or specialized.”
Weaver pointed to national spring and summer Farmall hay and forage sales
events as an example of the company spotlighting utility tractors and hay tools.
He also noted a commitment to elevate producers’ experience at the dealer
“Our dealers are the face of Case IH,” Weaver said. “We embrace that and
empower them to serve their customers. We’ve established new processes so we can
more quickly respond to our dealers as they address their customers’ needs. We
will provide a proactive, full-line experience that producers simply cannot get
and forage lineup for 2015
From cutting to conditioning and from
baling to operator comfort and product support, Case IH continues its focus on
meeting livestock and hay producers’ needs through innovations designed to help
them achieve an optimum harvest that yields peak-quality hay.
how you prefer to cut hay or package hay, Case IH offers a growing lineup of
innovative equipment to harvest and handle this important feedstuff, along with
a broad mix of tractors designed to meet the individual needs of your
operation,” Beason explained.
Hardworking tractors get new,
styled roof top, better lighting
For Model Year 2015, Case IH has
made its already best-in-class cab better. The full line of compact and utility
tractors — including Puma®, Maxxum® and Farmall series — from Case IH features a
new styled roof top and new lighting packages. The roof top brings a sleek new
look and better-positioned lighting for reduced eye strain when working into the
“Caring for livestock is not a sunup to sundown job. Neither is
putting up hay,” Beason explained. “Our cabs always have featured excellent
visibility. These new lighting options will help ensure optimum visibility
’round the clock.”
New lighting packages offer optional HID or LED lights
at different intensities, including a 360-degree LED setup for superior
Tractors suited to power any
Farmall 100A Series (110 to 140 gross
hp). These tractors are tough, reliable, remarkably versatile and an
excellent value. The easy-to-use controls allow the operator to get in and go,
and the comfortable operator environment makes a long day seem shorter. Farmall
100A series tractors are now Tier 4 B/Final compliant, using the same smart,
simple Case IH FPT Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)-only exhaust
aftertreatment systems that you find on all Case IH high horsepower
Farmall U Series (90 to 98 power take off (PTO)
hp). These tractors are hardworking, heavy-duty, premium utility
tractors with high-capacity hydraulics to handle any application. Full power,
comfort and features make them ideal for demanding livestock duties, larger hay
operations and heavy loader work.
Farmall C Series (65 to 98 PTO hp). Farmall C Series
tractors are built to deliver the power and performance reliably and
cost-effectively. And they deliver a level of operator comfort that makes long,
hard days a lot more productive.
Farmall Compact C Series (32 to 47 gross hp). Farmall
Compact C Series is a new line of Tier 4 B/Final-compliant premium compact
tractors. They offer more fuel capacity to run longer with less emissions. The
larger operator’s platform offers easier access and exit. The deluxe seat offers
increased comfort with an adjustable backrest and armrests. The seat mounts on
an inclined plane, which is ideal for taller operators. The tractors offer
excellent all-around visibility from the operator’s seat plus improved rear
visibility of the drawbar, PTO and 3-point hitch. Larger 17.5L-24 R4 industrial
tires offered on Class 3 models provide long life and a smoother ride on hard
Farmall A Series (39 to 66 PTO hp). Farmall A Series
tractors are no-nonsense machines with a simple mechanical transmission and
dependable, fuel-efficient engines. Rugged, reliable and easy to operate, they
offer plenty of power and hydraulics for loading, blading, tilling and
Puma® Series. The Puma series is an efﬁcient, multipurpose
tractor line with just the right size and power to handle a variety of tasks.
With PTO hp ranging from 105 to 205, the new generation of Puma tractors
delivers big-iron power, performance and comfort — plus outstanding features and
technology, such as the fuel-saving Continuously Variable Transmission
Maxxum® Series. Case IH Maxxum series tractors combine
efﬁcient power with operator convenience to handle the large workload and
multiple tasks of livestock operations, rowcrop applications and roadside and
mowing and farmstead upkeep. Featuring Tier 4 B/Final-compliant power, Maxxum
series tractors are available with PTO hp ranging from 90 to 120.
New windrowers offer more horsepower and greater
The new Case IH WD4 windrowers offer industry-leading
horsepower combined with Case IH Efficient Power technology. The 4-cylinder
WD1504 and the 6-cylinder WD2104 and WD2504 deliver 150, 210 and 250 horsepower,
respectively, and are equipped with our exclusive SCR-only exhaust
after-treatment technology to meet Tier 4 B/Final emissions
The WD4 Series windrowers offer a factory-installed autoguidance system
through the Case IH AFS Pro 700 control center to increase productivity and
reduce operator fatigue.
“Windrowers can be among the most difficult pieces of equipment to drive,”
Beason said. “Case IH has made it much easier with AFS autoguidance and a new
hydraulic steering system with fewer linkages and pivot joints. Operators will
appreciate the improved drivability in the field, as well as the great steering
responsiveness on the road, which creates the ability to operate at higher road
WD4 series windrowers now can top out at 24 mph on the road — the fastest in
the industry — so operators can get to one more field before calling it a
Draper headers that cover more acres faster
Case IH DH3
series draper headers for windrowers help producers cover more acres faster and
more efficiently with a 40-foot header. A shallow, angled top section offers
higher throughput capacity, crop feeding and crop flow.
The draper heads’ agronomic design also protects crop quality. A two-circuit
hydraulic system offers more consistent flow and power across the header for a
more even crop feed, resulting in more consistent, well-formed
A heavy-duty frame design with larger reel arms and increased strength also
helps improve crop feeding. And the rugged Case IH cutterbar offers additional
protection, even in harsh conditions.
Disc mower conditioners simplify the path to high-quality
Case IH DC3 series disc mower conditioners are designed to
improve drydown for better hay quality and higher profits. A cutterbar design
with wide discs cuts closer and cleaner, getting more hay in windrows and
leaving less hay in the field. Larger-diameter discs improve crop flow and
Designed for easy, uninterrupted use, the DC3 series disc mower conditioners
have lightweight, impact-resistant plastic access doors, simplifying
“Adjustments can be done in the field on the new disc mower conditioners,”
Beason said. “Alterations to the conditioners, swath doors and swath board don’t
even require tools.”
Innovative shielding minimizes the opportunity for material to build up, and
a simplified drive system helps to minimize horsepower consumption and
Get more hay in customizable bales
New for 2015 is the
RB5 series round baler, which delivers 20 percent more capacity than its
predecessor and is available in three sizes — the RB455 (4x5-foot bale), RB465
(4x6-foot bale) and RB565 (5x6-foot bale). To meet different needs of its
producers, Case IH offers the RB455 and RB465 in four different configurations
for hay, silage, rotor cutter and rotor feeder. The RB565 comes in three
versions — hay, wide pickup and premium.
“We now offer a baler to meet every different operation and application from
dry hay to processed silage bales,” Beason said.
The new overshot feeder is standard equipment on the hay, silage, wide pickup
and premium configurations. It is located between the pick-up and bale chamber
and creates a quick and even feed into the bale chamber. The rotor cutter and
rotor feeder use an undershot feeder to more aggressively feed the crop into the
“The big advantage of the under shot feeder is the
hydraulic drop floor,” Beason explained. “If a producer was to plug his baler
while baling silage or other wet rank crops, he can lower the hydraulic drop
floor from the cab and allow the plug to clear. He doesn’t even have to leave
the cab,” Beason said.
The new roller windguard and five bar pickup comb
the crop off the ground for fast and even feeding.
The RB5 series balers
are built to last. They feature redesigned pickup that has been strengthened
from the inside out. Other enhancements include double spider gears, solid line
bars and rubber-mounted teeth that provide five times the wear life of previous
generation teeth. Belt tracking and durability never has been better. Premium
belts are available in a laced or endless design.
The baler also has been made easier to operate with the Case IH
ISOBUS-compliant control system. Producers now can run the baler through the AFS
Pro 700 control center in their tractor, featuring a simple layout and a large
touch screen monitor.
“Over the last couple of years, Case IH has added several other new products
to the Case IH livestock, hay and forage product lines to better meet producers’
unique needs,” Beason noted. “From tractors to cutting equipment to the LB4
large square baler, we truly offer a one-stop shop for today’s
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. 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; planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators;
site-specific farming tools, and utility vehicles. Case IH is a brand of CNH
Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI).