Steiger on track for changes
Just when you thought the king of Case IH tractors couldn’t get any better, Case IH has announced a number of updates and improvements for new Steiger 2019 models.
The tracks on the 400, 450 and 500 Steiger Rowtrac have been upgraded, allowing for the machines to travel up to 40km/h with no weight restrictions.
The improvement comes from a change to the material on the outside of the roller wheels and a change to the tracks themselves, with the two combining to allow for the increase in weight and speed.
It’s all designed to reduce friction and heat build-up, resulting in more durable mid-rollers and less track wear.
High horsepower product manager for Case IH, Alyx Selsmeyer, said with the higher temperatures in Australia and more hours in the field than other markets, this was an important change.
A new air intake system for the engine has also been introduced with the aim of enhancing air flow, with the new design and appearance improving filter life in many of the challenging field conditions in which the Steiger is used.
A fully cast undercarriage system designed to boost strength and durability is not only more structurally sound, according to Ms Selsmeyer, but also more aesthetically pleasing.
“The previous undercarriage had 20 pieces welded together to make one structural unit, while the new unit is one cast structure which eliminates stress concentration points associated with welded joints,” she said.
A newly designed clear cap on the idler wheels offers a maximum fill line moulded into the cap and a recessed “view” window, making the monitoring of oil levels quicker and easier.
Saddletanks will come standard on MY19 Rowtracs, increasing the fuel tank capacity by 340 litres, and Steiger 4WD tractors will have improved connectivity with the addition of new telematics options.
More updates to the Case IH tractor line-up have been revealed, this time to the Steiger range.