Case IH announces new heavy-duty Farmall U tractors
porkNetwork News Source, 02/07/2013
Case IH has announced two new utility powerhouse tractors to meet professional livestock producers’ demand for rugged, yet comfortable and easy-to-operate equipment.
Heavy-duty Farmall U tractors deliver power and performance, with the Farmall 105U having 91 PTO HP and the Farmall 115U having 98 PTO HP. Producers will appreciate the superior interior environment for extra comfort in getting day-to-day jobs done.
“Whether moving creep feeders, hauling grain or cutting hay, producers will appreciate the versatility of these heavy-duty machines,” Greg Lucey, Case IH Farmall Tractors Marketing Manager said in a news release. “These tractors are ready to meet any challenge on your ever-growing task list during longer work days. They also meet emissions standards with Tier 4A engines.”
Running on updated clean-diesel technology, the new Farmall U models use Tier 4A-compliant Case IH FPT 4-cylinder 3.4-L turbocharged and intercooled engines. For a more efficient combustion process, fuel is delivered with electronic high-pressure common-rail fuel injection. This system provides efficiency, extended engine life, and improved cold-engine starting, but most importantly, “this unique fuel injection system provides greater fuel savings, all while maintaining high horsepower levels,” says Lucey.
Glow plugs warm the engine prior to a cold-weather start, eliminating the need to use ether for more reliable starting in freezing temperatures.
Designed with operator productivity in mind, the models are propelled with proven 12-speed forward, 12-speed reverse transmissions. The two Farmall U units incorporate an electro-hydraulic power shuttle wet-clutch transmission. If applications demand it, the transmission can be upgraded to 20x20 with creeper or 24x24 with hi-lo.
COMFORTABLE, PRODUCTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Going a step above the rest to make the operator’s day more comfortable and productive, the newly-designed Farmall cab includes user-friendly controls and features. Reworked internal control ergonomics provide best-in-class productivity and minimize operator fatigue:
• Easy-to-read instrument cluster tilts with the steering column
• Integrated position for loader joystick
• Remote valves in a more accessible position
Visibility to the loader and other attachments with the standard high-visibility roof panel is unmatched among tractors in this class. The standard instructor seat comfortably allows two adults to be in the cab together. The easy-to-access driver’s seat can be upgraded to air suspension with a 15-degree swivel to make repetitive tasks less monotonous.
The new climate control system revolutionizes in-cab comfort. The improved HVAC system, which is now in the flat-deck floor instead of in the roof, has 10 adjustable vents providing superior control during those long days that are hot, cold or dusty.
Versatile performance and value is not sacrificed in these new models. Owners can choose between factory-installed value or premium type Case IH loaders.
No matter how heavy a load, the standard 17.2-gpm hydraulic pump (optional 22.2 gpm) and the load-sensing close-center rear remotes keep the tractor working in all situations. Electronic draft control with a standard rear-hitch fender switch plus a standard rear PTO fender switch will add convenience to any job.
Other versatile options include a heavy-duty rear-flange axle and 38-inch rear tires.
“Powerful, tough, versatile and comfortable, these new Farmall U tractors are your perfect companion for handling any chore – all day long,” says Lucey. “With 90 years of Farmall tradition under our belt, these tractors raise the bar of excellence and will keep you coming back for more.”
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