In keeping with Case IHâ€™s renewed mantra of "getting closer to the customer," the companyâ€™s new 2006 line of MX Magnum tractors is aimed at providing customer demands for productivity, comfort and convenience.
Ranging from the MX215 to the MX245 and MX275, the new family shares an 8.3L (505 cu. inch) Case IH turbocharged and aftercooled engine for horsepower ratings reflected in the model numbers. The MX305 is powered with a 9L (543 cu. inch) Case IH engine. All boast the ability to develop up to 37 additional horsepower under load from the companyâ€™s new 2,000 rpm engine rating speed.
NEW MX FOURSOME: Case IH has unveiled a new line of MX MAGNUM tractors including the MX215, MX245, MX275 and MX305. Model numbers match engine horsepower on this line of power Case IH says gets "closer to the customer."
Customer demands - heard through focus groups and telephone interviews--for better fuel economy, along with Tier III emission requirements are responsible for 24-valve heads, electronically controlled engines, and a pair of new optional transmissions to work around the fuel-saving 2,000 rpm standard.
In addition to the standard 18-speed full powershift transmission, Case IH engineers have hatched a 23-speed shift-through creeper gear box with AutoShift for road and field operations. Also, a 19-speed (overdrive) version of the 18-speed transmission is available which allows a 25 mph road speed at a reduced engine speed - which Case IH officials say can amount to an 11% reduction in fuel consumption during road hours.
The new row-crop tractors boast of a 16-foot turning radius, even with the optional "suspended MFD front axle." A limited slip differential is standard on the front with an electro-hydraulic front differential lock optional.
SURVEYOR CAB: The new MX line boasts a 70 decibel cab, 360-degree visibility, auto temp control on recirculated air, six power outlets and a "positive response suspension" seat. Thereâ€™s even an optional 6 disc CD player available.
An optional 360-degree work light option keeps the world lighted even during the night shift, and a delayed exit lamp keeps the path bright while you dismount.
The MX line comes ready for precision farming with optional AFS AccuGuide autoguidance systems and every level of GPS assistance you might want from a guiding lightbar, to Case IH EasySteer to the Trimble Autopilot and Case IH AccuGuide hardware. The higher-end systems also boast an auto-depth control working with Case IHâ€™s integral on-board tractor sensors.
The MX275 and MX305 are rated for hitch lift capacity at 17,920 pounds, and, with optional hydraulics can pump 58 gallons per minute with five remotes.
Fuel capacity has been increased to 180 gallons.
For more information visit www.caseih.com.