Monday, 03 December 2018 09:00

Case IH bags two awards

Written by 
Case IH Maxxum 145 Multicontroller. Case IH Maxxum 145 Multicontroller.

The Case IH Maxxum 145 Multicontroller has won Tractor of the Year 2019 and Best Design 2019 at the EIMA International farm equipment show in Bologna, Italy.

Launched last year alongside three smaller 116-135hp (rated) models, the highlights of the 4-cylinder 145hp Maxxum 145 Multicontroller include its ActiveDrive 8 eight-step semi-powershift transmission and the Multicontroller armrest and joystick — attributes recognised by TOTY judges as helping ease of operation and enhancing efficiency. 

The TOTY award builds on the tractor’s previous achievements, including the lowest average specific fuel consumption recorded in the field work section of the PowerMix test by Germany’s DLG testing station. 

Complementing the existing ActiveDrive 4 four-step semi-powershift and CVXDrive continuously variable transmissions, the key development on the new Maxxum Multicontroller range is the ActiveDrive 8 three-range/eight-step semi-powershift transmission. The transmission and many other operating functions can be controlled via the Multicontroller armrest and joystick. 

 Recent revisions to the Maxxum range have given the line a fresh new look, and in a double recognition the same model has also won the Best Design category, recognising the importance to functionality and form of a modern tractor’s styling. 

Following its introduction last summer, the new Case IH Maxxum range, in its Multicontroller guise with the new ActiveDrive 8 semi-powershift transmission, also won Machine of the Year 2018 at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany. 

 

More like this

Tractor sales on a roll

Tractor importers and distributors have a healthy 2018 report card from the Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA).

Look mum: no hands — almost!

The Advanced Driving System available for the Landini Rex 4 series tractors won the Technical Innovation Award 2018 at the recent EIMA-18 the trade show in Bologna, Italy.

Dual-up with ease!

Arguments about whether tracks or duals are the best option for getting power to the ground in farming will go on for ever, but duals are the staple on tractors in New Zealand.

Built like a tank

Some tractors never die, and look at this Israel-made mixer wagon in Germany, churning out feed to suit the farmer’s typically intensive European dairy production.

 
 

» Latest Print Issues Online

Milking It

Burp it up

So, cows are a major source of methane but how do you measure how much gas a cow burps?

Shocking

In Australia, animal activists are taking exception to electric shock collars for use on cattle, calling it the equivalent of…

 
 

» Connect with Dairy News