Double awards for Case IH Magnum

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Double awards for Case IH Magnum

Following the “Tractor of the Year” award at the EIMA international agricultural and gardening machinery exhibition in Bologna late last year, the Case IH Magnum 380 CVX has now been distinguished as “Machine of the Year 2015” at SIMA international agri-business show in Paris.

“This double success makes us proud indeed: it rarely happens that one machine is awarded these two prizes in a direct row,” said Andreas Klauser, brand president Case IH.

Initiated in 1997, “Machine of the Year” is a prestigious award recognising outstanding technological achievements in agricultural engineering.

The 2015 award-winning Magnum 380 CVX was identified by 19 independent agricultural journalists from trade magazines in different European countries. The list of innovative products included 94 entries in 17 different categories, the Case IH Magnum 380 CVX being distinguished in the 280 to 400hp segment.

Since Magnum was launched onto the market in 1987, these tractors have been considered a benchmark worldwide when it comes to maximum traction, high engine power and reliability. More than 150,000 Magnum tractors have been produced since its introduction and are being used in arable regions throughout the world.

Case IH is presenting a new model line-up with the models Magnum 250, 280, 310, 340 and 380, engine power ratings of 250 to 380 hp are being made available. The top model, the Magnum 380, has a maximum power of 435 hp when using the Magnum’s power boost feature.

The new Magnum features an 8.- litre “Cursor 9” engine from FPT Industrial which is equipped with the Hi-eSCR system and meets European Stage IV exhaust emission regulations. The Hi-eSCR system is a further development of the SCR solution used for Stage IIIB. The SCR solution has proven very successful with simplicity of design, great fuel efficiency and with a best in class engine oil change interval of 600 hours.

On all models except the 250 the waste gate turbocharger is replaced by an eVGT, an electronically variable geometry turbocharger. This helps the engine power and torque characteristics at lower engine speeds with a peak torque of 1,850Nm between 1,300 and 1,400rpm on the Magnum 380 model.

The new Magnum range offers a wide range of transmission options including Full Power Shift and CVX in both 40 ECO and 50 KPH versions.

With efficiency in mind the Magnum CVX transmission has four mechanical ranges, providing more mechanical efficiency than other transmissions with fewer ranges; this design allows for 50km/h at 1,400rpm, reducing costs during transport operations. The Magnum includes Automatic Productivity Management (APM) used on other Case IH CVX tractors, and the dual hand throttle enabling the operator to set minimum and maximum engine speeds.

The Magnum CVX transmission is easy to use with seamless power transfer from 0– 50km/h without the need of a lever or switch. The operator can also pre-set three adjustable target speeds within this speed range to set the optimum speed for a given operation. Active Hold Control is a feature that prevents the tractor from rolling back when stopping on a hill, and which allows for pulling away again without having to use clutch or brakes.

To reduce operator fatigue, Headland Management Control (HMC) allows the operator to record headland functions, thus making repetitive field applications as efficient as possible.

The new Magnum takes a different look to the previous generation of Magnum tractors with a new roof design including an increased number of working lights making the biggest visual change.

In addition, the engine air intake system has been relocated to the left hand cab A-post area for better air cleaning performance in dusty environments, as air at the top left corner of the cab is the most dust and dirt free due to engine cooling fan dynamics.

Operator comfort and efficiency have not been forgotten either, and new features include an improved 360-degree lighting package with 14 LED and three HID strategically placed working lights which increase the lighting capacity by 60percent and allow for comfortable and safe night-time operations. 

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