Case IH Announces CVT Option for Farmall Compacts

Infinite number of gear ratios possible.

Published on: Jul 23, 2009

Case IH Farmall compact tractors now feature an exclusive continuously variable transmission option available for the Farmall 40, 45 and 50. A CVT option empowers Case IH Farmall customers to get more done in less time while maximizing fuel efficiency and managing operating costs.

 

Because CVT automatically selects the best gear ratio for the desired speed, the operator no longer has to select or shift gears.  "It eliminates the need for clutching or shifting which means operators may prefer a Farmall with CVT to their car. In fact, pulling a load with a CVT equipped Farmall is easier than driving a pickup with an automatic transmission," says Greg Lucey, Case IH Farmall marketing manager.

Driving a Farmall is easier than driving a pickup with an automatic transmission thanks in part to a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The CVT option provides optimized fuel efficiency, simplified operation and reduced operator fatigue; m
Driving a Farmall is easier than driving a pickup with an automatic transmission thanks in part to a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The CVT option provides optimized fuel efficiency, simplified operation and reduced operator fatigue; m

 

Optimizing both fuel efficiency and power needs, the CVT option is available on all Case IH Farmall Class 3 cab tractors. Unlike standard transmissions, which have a distinct number of gear ratios, a CVT has an infinite number of gear ratios, which allow the engine to always run at its most efficient speed – regardless of ground speed.  And unlike hydrostatic transmissions that depend on speed for higher torque, a CVT is more efficient when pulling a load.

 

While CVT is becoming more common in high-horsepower tractors, it is a technology not commonly found in compact tractors. "As a full-line equipment company, Case IH is able to utilize technology developed for larger tractors and integrate it into the Farmall line," Lucey explains. "When Farmall tractors were first introduced in 1923, they featured a revolutionary narrow design and higher ground clearance – and more than 85 years later, they continue to lead the industry in innovation. If you're looking for a high-spec compact tractor, a Case IH with CVT is the machine for you."

 

For more information, call 1-877-4CASEIH or visit http://www.caseih.com/.