Steiger on track for changes

Countryman - - MACHINERY AND TECHNOLOGY -

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.

Pic­ture: Tim Peluso

More up­dates to the Case IH trac­tor line-up have been re­vealed, this time to the Steiger range.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.