With margins squeezed tighter than a gopher in a hay baler, efficiency and cost containment have become agriculture’s near-term mantra. Effectively marketing your crop to maximize income is critical, but as you prepare for the coming growing season, consider the expense side of the ledger.
By now, you’ve likely already begun implementing your 2015 cropping plan — seed order is in; your fall fertilizer is down; spring fertilizer is locked in; herbicide decisions are formulated. As you continue developing next year’s plan, don’t forget to factor in some flexibility.
The new Case IH Axial-Flow 240 series combines deliver top performance, high-quality grain, simplicity, crop adaptability, matched capacity and top resale values — plus unmatched horsepower in their respective classes. They are equipped with our industry-exclusive Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)-only technology that allows Case IH FPT engines to create more power with an average 10 percent less fuel consumption than comparable Tier 3 models. (more…)
We hope to see you at Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Nebraska, this week! Visit the Case IH lot to see our new equipment and technology – highlighted in this video – and talk with our experts. We’re excited to share the model year 2015 products, including additions to the Efficient Power lineup, the brand new Magnum Rowtrac, AFS Connect 2.0 and much more! (more…)
Mother Nature may have put a damper on Farm Progress Show – the third day being cancelled due to stormy, wet weather – but Case IH had a strong showing on Tuesday and Wednesday. We are thankful for the many visitors who came out and had a chance to get an up-close look at the new Case IH products that complete the Efficient Power line up. The Be Ready stage featured experts speaking on hot industry topics and was a hit with attendees. (more…)
No matter how you prefer to cut or package hay, Case IH offers a growing lineup of innovative equipment to harvest and handle it. Did you see the new Case IH hay and forage tools at last week’s Farm Progress Show? How might they benefit your operation? (more…)
Case IH chose its SCR-only emissions solution right from the start and will complete its Efficient Power offering with several model year 2015 launches. Rounding out the industry-leading Case IH lineup are the 240 series Axial-Flow® combines, WD 4 series windrowers, Maxxum® and Farmall® 100A series tractors, Patriot® sprayers and Titan™ floaters. (more…)
Getting Inside Selective Catalytic Reduction
Using an actual Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) muffler that’s been cut away to reveal its inner workings, Kevin Knapp from Case IH explains the SCR system that can be found in our new Tier 4A 30 Series Axial-Flow combines, as well as our high-horsepower tractors. The system is a model of simplicity and engineering efficiency.
The biggest advantage of SCR as the emissions-reduction technology of choice is what you don’t see. The entire system can be explained without showing the engine at all. That’s because Tier 4 compliance is achieved after combustion, allowing the power plant to be tuned for optimum performance and economy. Kevin probably puts it best when he says, “The engine’s just there to create power, and do it efficiently.”
Hear what producers are saying about Case IH simple operation.
In a historical sense, they represent the third and fourth generations of their Illinois farming family, but Don and Jon Thompson don’t spend much time looking backward. Instead, this father-son farming team keeps an eye on the future, adopting innovative technologies as soon as they become available, and adapting quickly to constant changes in farming practices.
Knowing their background, it’s no surprise that the Thompsons were among the first to see the advantages of the Axial-Flow rotary combine back in the mid 1970s, and that today they’re near the head of the line to see the advantages of new Case IH Tier 4A engine technology.
If you haven’t seen the earlier video posts highlighting what producers are saying about Case IH technology, check back over the last week or so. You’ll hear a variety of voices talking about Case IH Efficient Power, using terms like powerful, smart technology, and simple operation. Or for the big picture, just visit Case IH at our YouTube channel.