Ryan Schaefer, Case IH Marketing Manager for High Horsepower Tractors, talks about Efficient Power in this Case IH radio interview. He shares how Case IH is delivering Tier 4 B/Final compliance with superior performance, economy and operating efficiencies. (more…)
Case IH is the first and only agricultural equipment manufacturer to use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology alone to meet strict Tier 4 B/Final emissions standards. This fall, Case IH introduced 18 new models to the Case IH Efficient Power family – all equipped with this proven high-horsepower, fuel-efficient, simple solution, boasting added power and new features to address producer needs. (more…)
Today’s guest blogger is Kathryn Johnson, Case IH High Horsepower Tractor Marketing intern. Kathryn is a University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior studying ag business. She is the second Case IH intern to share her summer experiences on the Be Ready blog. (more…)
The deadline to meet the 2014 Tier 4B (Tier 4 Final) engine emissions standards is quickly approaching. While competitors are relying on a combination of engine systems, Case IH is exclusively using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. Watch the video to learn more about SCR technology. SCR is the same technology that Case IH is currently using to meet Tier 4A standards in high-horsepower tractors. Do you run equipment with SCR engines? What do you like most about the technology? (more…)
Today’s guest blogger is Mitch Kaiser, the Marketing Manager for Steiger® tractors. He’s been with the company for 37 years, with a third of these in Product Development, so he knows a thing or two about cab evolution. You can see Mitch in this short video of a Steiger Cab walkaround, shot during the 2011 Farm Progress show. Take a look at how we’re maximizing creature comforts in the Steiger cab, and let us know what you think. What’s the best cab design innovation so far? What technology have you adopted that you can’t live without? What do you think will be the next big thing?
In western Canada, Mother Nature blessed farmers with a great growing season – but a seriously challenging harvest – says this week’s guest blogger, Louis Melanson. A Case IH combine product specialist since 1999, Melanson has been with the company for 35 years. He grew up on a farm in eastern Canada, and has always been drawn to big agricultural iron. He wound up working with combines because he was intrigued by the capability to use 30-foot plus headers at 5 mph to harvest canola, which is a very light seed. Melanson jokes that he became a combine specialist “by reading the manual.”
Canola and wheat account for the majority of crops in my area, along with some barley. We’re probably 90 percent done with canola. But it’s getting tougher to get that last 10 percent out, because the snow’s starting to fall. Customers can only combine a few hours a day.
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: 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.