Case IH Maxxum Multicontroller tractors can now be specified with ActiveDrive 8, a new 24 x 24 semi-powershift transmission which provides eight powershift steps in each of three ranges.
Incorporating features which make the tractor more efficient and more relaxing to drive, ActiveDrive 8 joins the existing four-speed 16 x 16 40 km/h semi-powershift and continuously-variable 50 km/h CVX transmission options which have been renamed ActiveDrive 4 and CVXDrive.
Range One of ActiveDrive 8, which covers speeds up to 10.2 km/h and is designed for heavier draft work and applications requiring very low speeds, is also available with additional creep speeds. Range Two, covers nearly 90% of field, grassland and loader requirements from 1.6-18.1 km/h.
For road travel, the transmission is designed to start in Range Three, and a skip-shift function allows quick progress through the powershift speeds. An auto shift feature allows the tractor to progress automatically through any set of eight speeds in the field, and through all 16 gears in the top two ranges on the road.
Because the clutch pedal is not required to change gear, Case say this transmission is suited to power-hungry tasks where maintaining momentum is critical, such as cultivations or operating large mowers. A true power shuttle, it ensures no loss of drive or traction during changes of direction on slopes and incorporates a ‘brake to clutch’ feature.
Maxxum Multicontroller models make both tractor and operator more productive, courtesy of the unique Case IH Multicontroller armrest and joystick, which put multiple operating functions at the driver’s fingertips. From full transmission operation via thumb-operated powershift and powershuttle control, to engine speed control and the operation of electronic remote valves, everything is immediately to hand. These tractors can also be specified with mechanical or electronic remote valves.
The Maxxum range now includes a new range-topping 175hp (max) six-cylinder Maxxum 150 CVX. Both six-cylinder Maxxum 150 Multicontroller and Maxxum 150 CVX will be fully available from the third quarter of 2018. With this model Case IH now offers the lightest, smallest tractor in the industry with a six-cylinder engine of this power output. Maxxum tractors are powered by FPT Industrial’s 4.5-litre four-cylinder and 6.7-litre six-cylinder turbocharged and intercooled engines, which meet Stage IV emissions regulations using the Hi-eSCR selective catalytic reduction system.
Case IH three new multi-task tractors, the 55hp Farmall 55A, 65hp Farmall 65A and 75hp Farmall 75, are light, highly manoeuvrable, easy to use, with low running costs. Their design, specification, performance and practicality make them ideal for loader, livestock and municipal applications, as well as for other land-based businesses requiring a low-cost, versatile, easily maintained tractor for general tasks.