The results are in from the Nebraska Tractor Test Lab confirming Tier 4A Case IH tractors with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology have set new industry records for fuel-efficient power.
For example, the Steiger® 600 set the record for drawbar horsepower and fuel efficiency versus the competitions’ biggest tractor. Measured at maximum power in horsepower-hours-per-gallon, the Steiger 600 tested 8.4 percent more fuel efficient than the Deere 9630 at maximum drawbar pull, and 10.5 percent more fuel efficient at 75 percent drawbar pull maximum power.
We’re pleased to announce that Case IH is leading the industry in offering equipment with SCR technology. Already, more than 10,000 Steiger®, Magnum™ and Puma® tractors powered by Case IH Tier 4A technology already are being put to the test in farmers’ fields. Case IH will meet the 2014 Tier 4B (Tier 4 Final) engine emissions standards using exclusively SCR technology – the same technology that is being used to meet Tier 4A standards in high-horsepower tractors.
The test results confirm that Case IH Efficient Power technology is powerful, smart and simple and best of all, already available to producers. The fuel efficiency and enhanced power in the new Case IH SCR tractors provide producers with greater economies of scale and more profit-per-acre. See how fuel efficiency is important to Brad Ramp of J&A Farms of McLean, Ill.
Case IH made the choice several years ago to focus development efforts on SCR technology, which is hands-down, the most fuel efficient approach for high-horsepower agricultural equipment.
Since 2004, Case IH and Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) have been working together on engine innovations that meet Tier 4 regulations and that will take performance to the next level, to increase responsiveness and fuel efficiency in Case IH tractors and combines. FPT produces approximately 2.6 million engines per year and is one of the largest engine manufacturers in the world.
Although FPT has Research & Development centers around the world, their U.S. R&D center is stationed in Burr Ridge, Illinois, along with Case IH’s Engineering Facility. This means that FPT’s application engineers, testing engineers, after-treatment experts, and quality experts are working with Case IH’s team of tractor engineers and experts to design and test these high-horsepower engines. Before these engines even entered the market, they went through several thousand hours of rigorous testing to make sure they were built to deliver the power and performance you depend on.
Recently, Case IH released a complete family of high-horsepower equipment utilizing SCR technologies. The introduction of the new Case IH Axial-Flow® 30 Series combines, Patriot® 4430 sprayer and Maxxum® tractors complements the Steiger, Magnum and Puma tractors already in service and confirms the Case IH commitment to better meet producers’ needs while also meeting government emissions regulations.
For Case IH customers who have purchased Tier 4A equipment today, there will be no additional requirements in 2014. Filling the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank is all it takes to reduce fuel consumption and extend service intervals. Listen to farmers’ comments on the ease of using DEF and overall fuel efficiency.