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What's involved

To work, AFS Connect comprises three main components:

  • AFS Pro 1200 display; a control terminal with 12 inch screen providing operating data and incorporating remote display viewing to allow farmers and, where owners grant permission, dealers to remotely view the screen. The screen can also be paired with a mobile device and receive up to four exterior camera feeds.
  • AFS Vision Pro operating system; a smart phone/tablet operating style which can be controlled via either the touchscreen or a rotary dial.
  • AFS Vector Pro receiver; offering several guidance correction options ranging from base (WAAS and AFS 1) to medium (AFS 2) to high (RTK and AFS RTK+) accuracy levels.

Remote support

Remote support

To manage the farm, fleet and data, this can now be done via the new online Case IH AFS Connect portal. This can be accessed by any device, says the manufacturer.

Users can log on and view current field operations, fleet information and agronomic data, for example, while owners and managers can also choose to share selected agronomic data down to field level with third parties such as agronomists.

This greater connectivity also provides more support features. Remote display viewing allows the farmer/manager or dealer to view what an operator is seeing on the display in the cab, helping with setup and to identify problems.

In addition, dealers can remotely upload software updates and use remote service support to identify maintenance and service needs, without needing to visit the machine.

Comfort boost

Comfort boost

Visually, the most obvious updates to the Steigers and Quadtracs come in the form of an updated cab. Boasting improved controls and automotive-grade materials, at the heart of the cab is the firm’s new Multicontroller armrest and joystick. An evolution of the old control setup, it offers greater functionality and improved layout.

For comfort, a new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system has also been included and a 360 degree lighting packages allows various lighting modes to be programmed.

A new steering system also allows steering ratios to be adjusted for faster field turns. Adapted from other Case IH tractors, this enables the ratio between the number of steering wheel turns made and the steering angle to be altered according to the operator’s requirements. This can be setup and adjusted through the terminal.

Transmission and practicalities

Transmission and practicalities

As before, both powershift and continuously variable transmission (CVT) options are offered on the articulated machines. Improvements have seen the powershift variants achieve up to 20% faster acceleration with each gear change, while CVTs are available in the Steiger 420, 470 and 500 and Quadtrac 470, 500 and 540 models.

Reducing downtime, Steiger 500 and Quadtrac 470, 500 and 540 models are available with larger fuel tank capacities. The new optional saddle tanks increase capacity by 44% from 1,230 to 1,779 litres.

Have a look at Case IH's manufacturer account

With more than 175 years of heritage in the agricultural industry, Case IH understands that a successful farming business requires machines that are powerful, easy to use and capable of performing at their best in the toughest conditions.

 

From the pioneering Quadtrac to the single rotor design Axial-Flow® combine harvester, Case IH continuously innovates to maximise your productivity.

 

The Case IH range comprises of tractors from 55-628 horsepower, plus telehandlers, combines and balers; all supported by a global network of highly professional dealers, all dedicated to providing our customers with superior support and performance solutions.

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