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Monday 24 April 2017

Case IH makes tracks with new combines

Designed for tough conditions, Finnish company Sampo launched its new Comia series onto the world stage at Agritechnica in November
Designed for tough conditions, Finnish company Sampo launched its new Comia series onto the world stage at Agritechnica in November

Bruce Lett

CaseIH launched two new combine series at Agritechnica to replace the 88 and 20 series Axial-Flow machines. Mirroring the tractor sector, this is an emissions-driven launch and all the new models meet the latest Tier 4 emissions regulations.

CaseIH says it has taken the opportunity to make significant enhancements to the two series including new engines, front track options and enhanced grain tank auger control.

Engines are all sourced in-house from Fiat Power Train, with NEF 6.8, Cursor 9 and Cursor 13 units powering the new models and using SCR (AdBlue) as a means of exhaust emission control. The new three-model Series 130, which replaces the 88 Series, sees rated power increase to 353hp for the largest model in that series, the 7130, with an additional 34hp boost available for unloading. There are also three new models in the Series 230, which succeeds the 20 Series. This is topped by a new flagship model, the Axial-Flow 9230, which has up to 571hp available.

The larger Series 230 is now available with a choice of specially developed tracks or tyres.

The new rubber track options are available in 61cm (24") or 76cm (30") widths, and give an overall machine width of 3.48m and 3.8m respectively.

For those with restrictions on machine width, Series 230 can be specified with 710/70R42 front tyres to give an overall machine width of 3.5m.

The increased diameter should result in reduced compaction similar to what a wider 800/70R38 tyre could offer.

The firm's flagship model, the Axial-Flow 9230, has a new grain tank with an unloading rate of 157 litres per second. The high-capacity tank features two cross tank augers that can now be controlled independently of the vertical and unloading augers.

The separate mechanical drives enable the cross tank augers to be disengaged and the unloading auger emptied to reduce its weight and transmission loading at start-up.

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