Farmers in Co. Louth were able to see some of the latest Case IH tractors in action at an on-farm open day with Mid-Louth Garage recently.
The event was held on the McGuinness brothers’ farm at Richardstown, near Ardee, and attracted over 60 farmers.
Case IH was showing its new Luxxum and Maxxum tractors and of particular attraction was the multiple award-winning Optum 300 CVX, which was crowned the Tractor of the Year 2017.
It won the accolade for the marque’s focus on farmers’ commitment to soil care and fuel efficiency and the accolade acknowledges the importance of the high power/compact Optum CVX tractor which fits in the growing customer segment, Case said.
Dan Stuart, Case IH high-hp tractor product marketing manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said the tractor is a totally new, strong yet lighter weight design, with new strong front axle and structural engine oil sump design, to meet demands for customer requiring a 250-300hp tractor with a high power-to-weight ratio in a compact, manoeuvrable layout.
“That means it’s well-suited to tasks where high power is essential but weight less so – such as working with large mowers, for example, where it’s important to protect the sward. But for jobs where traction and grip are the critical factor, such as heavy cultivations, Optum CVX can be weighted to make it as capable as any ordinary tractor of this power."