Case IH is pitching its new MXM Series "standard" tractors to those interested in medium size tractors with more traditional manual controls.
"The new MXM130 and MXM140 models provide an enhanced-value option for those who tend to look for more traditional mechanical operator controls and a synchro transmission," says Tom Dean, Maxxum marketing manager for Case IH. "The new configurations work well for jobs like haying, fertilizer application, secondary tillage, operating smaller planters and occasional loader work."
The MXM130, rated at 105 PTO hp, and the MXM140, rated at 115 PTO hp, are both powered by the proven Case IH 7.5L engine which provides excellent fuel economy and torque response, Dean explains.
NEW MODELS: Case IH is going after medium-size tractor owners with two new models of MAXXUM tractors sporting traditional manual controls and tough power from a proven 7.5L diesel engine. This MXM130 and the MXM140 "standard" models are new for the coming season.
"Customer input showed some farmers are looking for simpler operational features," he adds. "We responded with these new models with a majority of mechanical controls rather than electronic. Examples include mechanical right-hand transmission and shuttle controls, and mechanical hitch and draft controls, to name a few," he says.
Both models come with the optional 20FX16R transmission which sets them apart from the existing MXM130 and MXM140 which remain stable mates in Case IH's lineup. The gear box has four ranges, five synchronized gears and 12 speeds in the two to eight mile per hour working range. Power transfer is through a heavy-duty 13-inch clutch.
Both machines include an open center hydraulic system with a 14 gallon per minute implement pump and a separate 10.5 gpm steering pump for more than ample "on-the-go" hydraulic capacity. Lift capacities from the hydraulic system are also hefty, with the MXM130 rated at 8,000 pounds and the MXM140 pegged at 9,050 pounds.
The three-point hitch lift uses a manual hitch control with manual position and draft controlâ€”allowing the operator to easily control position, draft or float with easy-to-operate controls.
"We think this tractor option will be of interest to three large groups," Dean explains. Those are:
- Large farmers who want a utility tractor to do lighter-duty chores.
- Traditionalists who have little interest in high-tech electronics.
- Operators who have a number of hired hands operating equipment over a large area.