16 September 2019, 13:05
LECTURA Press attended the CASE IH Field Days event which was situated in Vienna and at the agricultural property owned by Prince of Liechtenstein in Wilfersfdorf, roughly 50 km north of Vienna in Lower Austria.
The event started with a press conference at the Vienna Marriott Hotel after a warm welcome from CASE IH top management. The press conference was held by three product experts showcasing the news and innovations.
Firstly, Brad Lukac, Traktor Product Manager Global, introduced the MAGNUM AFS Connect tractor series and all its significant parameters, including the brand-new MAGNUM 400. This tractor has rated power of 400 hp and is equipped with innovative 21 x 5 PowerDrive transmission (40 km/h Eco or 50km/h Eco) for increased productivity in the field. The transmission also features automatic shifting in Field and Road mode for best comfort. The MAGNUM 400 can be equipped with the Rowtrac technology with brake assisted steering.
The tractor series has been redesigned both from the outside and inside. New styling expresses the power and efficiency, whereas the interior is all about comfort, practicality and ergonomics. Operator’s area has been equipped with new ergonomic multicontroller with multi-function armrest, new remote valve paddles with LED colour coding and free configurability, advanced AFS Pro 1200 monitor and more.
The second speaker, Rob Zemenchik, described the new generation of AFS (Advanced Farming Systems) Connect and MyCaseIH portal in details. The new version should be easier to navigate and more intuitive. The AFS is a handy tool which helps to manage the fleet, farm and data. The customers also have the option to share their gathered data to any third-party partners.
MyCaseIH is the new central platform and interface to manage machine fleet and access all the required documents. Moreover, it is the access point to the new AFS telematics portal, hence the coherence.
The last speaker, Maxime Rocaboy, presented the latest harvesting news. The combine harvesters Axial-Flow 150 and 250 series have been enhanced with Stage V exhaust after-treatment system, LED roof lights for night shifts, tri-stripe design and easier access for cleaning. The round balers of RB455-465 series have been also technologically updated to better match the rest of innovated products.
Another very interesting feature is the new TwinePro knotter system, eliminating the twine offcuts in the field, hence reducing the environmental impact and preventing animal feed contamination. This is achieved through the combination of a standard knot with a loop knot, which leads to higher bale density and strength but also additional bale security and cost reduction, resulting in greater efficiency and productivity.
After the press conference, we were given the opportunity to explore the AFS Connect Telematics and new MAGNUM user interface in greater details via two breakout sessions.
The showcasing was followed by an evening program, consisting of enlightening Vienna city tour and dinner with the CASE IH management.
The other day was all about the Drive&Ride sessions in the fields, where we tried and observed all the innovations in action as you can see in the photos below:
The CASE IH Field Days was overall a very enriching experience. Both days were perfectly organized and handled without any complications — a big thank you to all the CASE IH staff and hosts! LECTURA Press already looks forward to other special events organized by CASE IH.
Source: LECTURA Verlag GmbH; Patrik Eder