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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.”

This is the final video in out two-week series on Efficient Power. Scroll back and visit Case IH at our YouTube channel to see more.

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.

We’ve been the featuring video highlights of the Efficient Power story for more than a week now- scroll down to see our earlier posts, or visit us at our YouTube channel.

Hear What Producers are Saying: Case IH Smart Technology

All this week and next, we’re featuring videos highlighting what farmers have to say about Case IH Efficient Power, and how they’re putting it to work on their operations. Today we get feedback about the fuel efficiency in new Tier 4 compliant high-horsepower tractors.

Based on feedback from producers who have purchased new Tier 4 Steiger and Magnum tractors, the adoption of SCR technology for emissions control has led to gratifying gains in both performance and efficiency. While meeting Tier 4 requirements was obviously a requirement, these farmers  told us that these engines put power first, delivering both optimum performance and top-notch fuel economy.

Check back for more on the Efficient Power story, or see more right now when you visit or our YouTube channel.

When it comes to operating Case IH Axial-Flow combines during harvest, we’re going to leave it to our customers to tell the story. Here’s another video featuring Case IH customers talking about their Axial-Flow rotary combines and what makes them stand out from the crowd. The Autoguidance system on the combines is an important feature to farmers, especially for those who are in the combines harvesting around the clock. With easy-to-use controls and excellent visibility, Case IH Axial-Flow combines make harvest simple, like it should be.

Next week, Case IH customers will be talking about Tier 4 and the impact it has on their efficiency and ultimately, saving them money.

If you’re interested in learning more about Axial-Flow combines, the best place to start is by visiting your local Case IH dealer or checking us out online at: To see more Case IH videos, visit our YouTube channel.

We visited some customers in the field to ask them why they like using Case IH Axial-Flow combines during harvest. Check out this video that captures their comments about cab comfort, grain quality, and overall efficiency.

In the mean time, learn more about Axial-Flow combines by visiting your local Case IH dealer or checking us out online at: To see more Case IH videos, visit our YouTube channel.

It took a lot of combined expertise to bring the new Axial-Flow 30 Series combines from the drawing board to your fields for the 2012 harvest. Whether a new feature began as a bright idea in an engineer’s head or a suggestion from the field, every single aspect of the new 30 Series design was proven and proven again. Along the way, it’s subjected to endless hours of rigorous testing, and put through trials that duplicate the stresses it might meet in the toughest real-world conditions.


It’s the next best thing to being there – a video walk-around of the new Axial-Flow® 30 Series combines, guided by Case IH Combine Product Specialist, Mike King, at the 2011 Farm Progress Show.

This year marks the 35th anniversary for Case IH Axial-Flow combines. That’s how long Axial-Flow rotor technology has been leading the industry – setting new standards for the rest to follow.


Check out this video walk-around with Mark Burns, Case IH Marketing Manager for Application Equipment. Mark is at Farm Progress Show showing off just a few of the features of the all-new Case IH Patriot® 4430 sprayer. The Patriot 4430 is an industry-leading performer that makes an excellent addition to the Case IH Efficient Power family, delivering more horsepower in a more fuel-efficient package with its 8.7L engine equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. It offers the most advanced spray technology available, and its improved Surveyor™ cab design makes the days – and acres – fly by in comfort.

Keep watching the BE READY blog and our YouTube channel to see more of the new Case IH products announced for the 2012 model year from Case IH.

What Growers Are Saying About DEF

Check out the video capturing growers’ thoughts about DEF.

This spring, farmers used Case IH high-horsepower tractors equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to plant their fields. When asked about how they felt about Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), their responses were positive:

  • Outstanding mileage
  • Above and beyond tractor performance
  • Maximum fuel efficiency
  • Case IH continues to be a leader in innovation

Want to find out more about DEF and how easy it is to use? Check out these blog posts:

And, also be sure to visit to lear more about how Case IH is meeting the Tier 4A requirements.

Check out the video capturing Midwest growers’ thoughts about SCR technology.