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POLARIS UPGRADE OFFER

08 FEB

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The Sportsman 570 EPS EU has an all new sleek modern design including built in LED lights and work pod.

T&Cs apply.

 

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Husqvarana Christmas Special Offers

03 DEC

HUSQVARNA CHRISTMAS SPECIAL OFFERS

View our Christmas Deals

 

BEDNAR

16 NOV

We are pleased to announce we have been awarded the BEDNAR dealership for Cultivators, Seed Drills, Chisel ploughs and more.....

BEDNAR

Wacker Neuson Partnership Update.

12 AUG

Since January 2020 we have been appointed a main dealer for the industry leading manufacturer Wacker Neuson!

From breakers to excavators, rollers to loaders sales have been strong for the first half of the year. In February we received the innovative Dual View Dumper which has been sent out on demo to our customers and we have received great feedback regarding this machine.

In stock we currently have a range of light equipment including breakers and vibration plates (great for compaction), excavators, tracked and wheeled , from sub  1 ton  -14.5 tons for sale and the zero-tail swing EZ26 excavator which easily fits on a suitable  trailer is available for Demo along with our Dual View loader still currently available for Demo.

Please get in touch today with any enquiries regarding Wacker Neuson range – info@wmrose.co.uk


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COVID-19 Business Precautions

30 MAR

As the Corona virus situation continues to evolve, here at Wm Rose & Sons Ltd we are working tirelessly to maintain a high standard of safety and hygiene measures. As always, the safety and well-being of our staff, customers, and suppliers are our main priority and we are doing everything we can to continue to provide support during this time of need. The situation will continue to be closely monitored and any further measures that are required will be put in place immediately. Currently we are open, our normal hours (subject  to the Government restrictions and recommendations) for parts, breakdowns and service.

 

Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult time.

Wacker Neuson

07 FEB

We are pleased to announce as from January we have been awarded the Wacker Neuson dealership for excavators, dumper loading shovels and compaction equipment.

 

 

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Merlo Turbofarmer Range available on 0% Finance

07 OCT

Contact us today for full details of this Merlo 0% Finance offer

Merlo Turbofarmer Range interest free finance

Douglas Kerrison Retirement

02 SEP

On Friday evening the Wm Rose & Sons team celebrated the retirement of East Lothian Area Sales Manager, Douglas Kerrison. Douglas has been working for Wm Rose & Sons Ltd since purchasing the East Linton depot in 2014 however has been selling Case IH equipment from this East Linton depot for over 50 years!

Douglas Kerrison Retirement

We would like to thank Douglas for his expert knowledge, hard work and dedication over the last five years and wish him a long and happy retirement!

Area Sales Manager, Sandy Hamilton will be taking over from Douglas and is managing the East Lothian area - selling Case IH, Merlo, Horsch, Polaris, HC Forklift & NiftyLift equipment. Sandy can be contacted on 07976 877976 or sandy@wmrose.co.uk.

Meet the new Polaris RANGER - Sat 11th May

29 APR

Meet the Polaris Ranger Event Sat 11th May Wm Rose & Sons

Join us on Saturday 11th May at our Lamancha Depot, West Linton and meet the all new & improved Polaris Ranger Diesel, Ranger 570 and Sportsman 570.

The new RANGER Diesel is tougher and more reliable than ever :
> 33 cm Ground Clearance
> 24.8 HP
> 27" Tyres
> 27.9 cm Usable Travel

See it for yourself - any orders placed on the day receive 40% off the first service.

0% Finance options available - speak to us on the day about your options.

Refreshments will be available.

LOLER Inspection - better to be safe than sorry

25 MAR

 

LOLER Inspection.
In January 2003 LOLER Inspections were made a legal requirement for all lifting equipmen.
Here at Wm WM Rose & Sons Ltd we are in a position to carry out the required inspections on Forklifts and Telescopic Handlers of ALL MAKES and will be taking into account guidelines issued by BITA (British Industrial Truck Association).
On completion of the Inspection we will supply you with a written report to retain.

In January 2003 LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) Inspections were made a legal requirement for all lifting equipment. If your business or organisation undertakes lifting operations or is involved in providing lifting equipment for others to use, you must manage and control the risks to avoid any injury or damage.

Where you undertake lifting operations involving lifting equipment you must:

> plan them properly

> using people who are sufficiently competent

> supervise them appropriately

> to ensure that they are carried out in a safe manner

Here at Wm WM Rose & Sons Ltd we are in a position to carry out the required inspections on Forklifts and Telescopic Handlers of all makes and will be taking into account guidelines issued by BITA (British Industrial Truck Association).

On completion of the Inspection we will supply you with a detailed report of the results to retain. Call us today on 01968 660777 or email info@wmrose.co.uk  if you would like to arrange a LOLER Inspection or to find out more about it.

For all details on these Regulations visit : http://www.hse.gov.uk/work-equipment-machinery/loler.htm

NEW DEALERS FOR MERLO, NIFTYLIFT & HC FORKLIFT

01 FEB

We are delighted to inform you that Wm W.M. Rose & Sons Ltd has been newly appointed dealers for Merlo, Niftylift and HC Forklifts – an exciting opportunity for our customers and business.

Merlo is one of the world’s leading telescopic handler manufacturers, with its patented suspension cab, hydrostatic transmission and rotating turret within the agricultural and construction market

Niftylift is one of the largest and innovative manufacturers of mobile elevating work platforms (cherry pickers) in Europe and has won Product of the Year 2018.

HC Forklifts has an impressive product range of material handling equipment including industrial, rough terrain, counterbalance and electric forklifts and warehouse equipment.

We are proud of the relationships we have with our customers and will continue to offer support, service, parts and WM Rose & Sons backup for your current equipment. We thank you for your continued support and are looking forward to the year ahead.

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Case IH Maxxum 145 Multicontroller awarded Tractor of the Year and Best Design title for 2019

04 DEC

The Case IH Maxxum 145 Multicontroller has been awarded the title of Tractor of the Year 2019 and Best Design 2019 at an award ceremony on the first day of EIMA International, the farm equipment show, in Bologna, Italy.

Launched last year alongside three smaller 116-135hp (rated) models, the highlights of the 145hp Maxxum 145 Multicontroller include its ActiveDrive 8 eight-step semi-powershift transmission and the Multicontroller armrest and joystick, attributes recognised by TOTY judges – professional farm machinery journalists from across Europe – for aiding ease of operation and enhancing efficiency. Maxxum tractors are also available with four-step powershift and continuously-variable transmissions.

Case IH Maxxum 145 Tractor of the Year 2019

With recent revisions to the Maxxum range having given the line a fresh new look, in a double recognition the same model has also won the Best Design category, recognising the importance to functionality and form of a modern tractor’s styling.

The winning formula

Following its introduction last summer, the new Case IH Maxxum range, in its Multicontroller guise with the new ActiveDrive 8 semi-powershift transmission, was awarded the prestigious Machine of the Year title for 2018 at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany. Now the Maxxum 145 Multicontroller has added to its medal haul by taking the Tractor of the Year 2019 title, which is also judged by a panel of European agricultural magazine editors.

Complementing the existing ActiveDrive 4 four-step semi-powershift and CVXDrive continuously-variable transmissions, the key development on the new Maxxum Multicontroller range is the ActiveDrive 8 three-range/eight-step semi-powershift. The transmission and many other tractor operating functions can be controlled through the Multicontroller armrest and joystick.

The TOTY award builds on the Maxxum 145 Multicontroller’s previous achievements, including the lowest average specific fuel consumption recorded in the Field Work section of the PowerMix test conducted by Germany’s DLG testing station.

“We are delighted to have been awarded the 2019 Tractor of the Year accolade for the Maxxum 145 Multicontroller,” says Thierry Panadero, Case IH vice-president for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

“It’s a fitting recognition that greater transmission efficiency and ease of control both have parts to play in not only making farming more profitable, but more sustainable too. Helping to make operations easier, more efficient and more environmentally-friendly is a core criteria in the design of our machines, so it’s gratifying to see the Maxxum Multicontroller’s features recognised in this way.”

New 145hp six-cylinder Case IH Maxxum 150 makes working debut

05 NOV

A new compactly-designed six-cylinder 150hp tractor equipped with a continuously-variable transmission will be available to Case IH customers from October 2018, with the launch of the new six-cylinder 145hp Maxxum 150 CVX, to be offered alongside the established four-cylinder 145hp Maxxum CVX and smaller Maxxum models.

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Until now, the Maxxum range has been based around four-cylinder models only, with four variants focusing on demand for compact, light, universal tractors in this sector. However, recognising some customers’ preference for a six-cylinder machine at the upper end of this power bracket, there is now an alternative to the four-cylinder 145hp Maxxum 145. In place of this tractor’s 4.5-litre four-cylinder FPT engine, the new Maxxum 150 features a 6.7-litre power unit from the same Case IH sister company. As with other Maxxum models, the Maxxum 150 is available with the ActiveDrive 4 four-step semi-powershift, ActiveDrive 8 eight-step semi-powershift (from early 2019) or CVXDrive CVT.

The Maxxum 150 has the same 175hp maximum power rating with Engine Power Management as the Maxxum 145. Its torque rating, though, is greater, at 740Nm (measured at 1,500rpm) compared to the 700Nm of the Maxxum 145. Like the engine in four-cylinder Maxxum tractors, the six-cylinder power unit in the Maxxum 150 meets Stage IV emissions regulations using patented Hi-eSCR selective catalytic reduction, a maintenance-free system with no exhaust gas recirculation.

Despite its different engine configuration, the Maxxum 150 retains the same 2,642mm wheelbase and 5,137mm length as four-cylinder Maxxum models, another feature likely to appeal to farmers seeking compactness, manoeuvrability and minimal soil disturbance when manoeuvring and turning at headlands. The Maxxum 150 is also the lightest, smallest tractor of its configuration and power output, and with an unladen weight of 5,020kg weighs just 130kg more than the Maxxum 145.

With the ability to work at a set engine or forward speed and alter either one independently of the other, tractors with continuously-variable transmissions are particularly well-suited to operating equipment where this is advantageous, meaning consistent work can be maintained regardless of soil type or the field topography. Where the Case IH CVXDrive transmission for the Maxxum range is different is in its use of double clutch technology. This means that at the point it takes place, the change between the transmission’s two mechanical ranges is seamless, with uninterrupted power flow from standstill to the tractor’s 50km/h top speed, and full tractive power available across the whole speed range, critical when operating destoners or planters on undulating land or that which, for example, consists of differing soil types.

Maxxum CVXDrive tractors are also equipped Automatic Productivity Management (APM), another feature with particular benefits when operating across varying land. By automatically reducing engine speed when it detects when less power is required – for example, on an area of lighter soil, or when demands on an implement’s hydraulic circuit are reduced – it is able to significantly cut fuel consumption and operating costs.

Options to ensure pass-to-pass accuracy at work and on the headland

Like other tractors in the Maxxum range, the Maxxum 150 is available equipped from the factory with the necessary hardware for the installation of AFS AccuGuide automated steering, to ensure the creation of parallel passes. Operated through the Case IH AFS Pro 700 terminal screen, the system can work with a number of different signals, according to the level of pass-to-pass accuracy required, right down to RTK, with its 2.5cm repeatability for absolute minimum wastage of fuel and crop inputs.

When specifying new AccuTurn Pro, the operations of AFS AccuTurn automatic end of row turn and the HMC II automated headland management system are combined to completely automate the headland turn process. The system guides the tractor automatically into the next chosen pass to ease the operator workload and further increase accuracy by ensuring it is placed exactly where it needs to be at the start of the next run.

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30 APR

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Machine of the Month - November 2017 - Polaris Ranger 570

14 NOV

Polaris Ranger 570

The Polaris Ranger 570 is an impressive side-by-side with class-leading towing and payload, redifined cab comfort, all-wheel drive and a 44 horsepower engine. For more details of the Polaris Ranger 570 read below.

Polaris Ranger 570 - Wm Rose Machine of the Month

With a powerful 44HP ProStart engine the Polaris Ranger 570 leaves the utility side-by-side competition in the dust. It delivers more torque and rear wheel pulling power to get the job done. 

With the Polaris true AWD advantage, all four wheels engage automatically when the Ranger 570 needs more forward traction and reverts back to 2WD when it doesn't. When in 2WD, the VersaTrac Mode switch unlocks the rear differential for easier, tighter turns that won't tear up the lawn. 

The engine management system (EMS) delivers optimal torque and horsepower, plus smooth throttle at all speeds and reverse. The EMS, paired with the ProStart engine and clutching advantage, also allows for optimal fuel economy. 

Now with 20% more towing capacity - 1,500 lbs - and standard 2" reciever, the Ranger 570 allows you to tackle the toughest jobs with confidence. Additionally, a 1,000lbs a payload capacity is highlighted by a rear box was gas-assist dumping operation that can tote up to 500lbs of materials. 

The Polaris Ranger 570 has been desgined for all-day riding comfort. With an ideal seat height combined with wide foot clearance for easy entry and exit. Experience updated bench seats engineered for all-day riding comfort and standard tilt steering wheel adjustment.

To ensure a smooth ride the Ranger 570 features a full 9" (22.9cm) of suspension travel up front and 10" (25.4cm) of Independent Rear Suspension travel - an increase of 11% at all four corners. 

Loaded with convenience now with a 25% larger glovebox to keep even more items at the ready plus more conviencent driver and passenger cup holder locations. 

For other features, benefits and applications of this impressive model click here to view brochure. 

Machine of the Month - September 2017

25 SEP

Manitou Rotating Telehandler MRT3050

One of the latest rotating telehandler's from Mantiou, MRT3050, is our machine of the month.

The MRT 3050 Privilege Plus is an all-terrain rotating telehandler well suited for construction and industrial applications.  This 3-in-1 unit combines the functions of a telehandler, crane and work platform, making it a valuable asset for handling operations, while full 360° turret rotation means you can carry out various tasks without the need to move the machine.
The pentagonal cross-section allows for absolute precision when operating the boom, preserving lateral rigidity regardless of the amount of wear, which translates into greater safety for both you and your teams.  Both powerful and precise, you will not be able to do without this versatile machine

The MRT 3050 Privilege Plus is an all-terrain rotating telehandler well suited for construction and industrial applications.  This 3-in-1 unit combines the functions of a telehandler, crane and work platform, making it a valuable asset for handling operations, while full 360° turret rotation means you can carry out various tasks without the need to move the machine.

Machine of the Month - Manitou Rotating Telehandler - MRT3050

The pentagonal cross-section allows for absolute precision when operating the boom, preserving lateral rigidity regardless of the amount of wear, which translates into greater safety for both you and your teams.  Both powerful and precise, you will not be able to do without this versatile machine.

Lifting height: 29.5 m / 96'9"

Lifting capacity: 4999 kg / 10998 lb

Max reach: 25.8 m / 84'8"

Drawbar pull: 9500 dan / 21356.85 lbf

Overhang: 3.35 m / 11'0"

Moving speed: 40 kmh / 24.8 mph

For other benefits, application and features of this impressive machine click here to view brochure.

Machine of the Month - August 2017 - Ranger on Tracks

21 AUG

Machine of the Month - Polaris Ranger Diesel 1000 & Tracks

This Polaris Ranger Diesel 1000 fitted with front and rear tracks, is our Machine of the Month. The unit has been customised for use on peat bog terrain.

Wm Rose Machine of the Month - Polaris Ranger 1000 with tracks

The Polaris Ranger Diesel 1000 is now powered by a 1028cc Kohler 3 cylinder overhead cam liquid cooled engine. This proven, high performance diesel engine utilises indirect injection that delivers smooth power and reduced combustion noise. The Polaris Ranger Diesel Kohler engine has a compact, heavy-duty design with a cast iron crankcase for durability and an aluminium cylinder head for weight reduction. Full pressure lubrication provides superior protection and engine life. And, the new power plant is EPA/CARB Tier 4 compliant.

Engine Braking System (EBS) and Active Descent Control (ADC) work together to provide four wheel braking for optimum control and smooth, even deceleration during descents.

 The Polaris Ranger Diesel has been designed with an ideal seat height combined with wide foot clearance for easy entry and exit. Plus, experience a full 10 inches of tilt steering adjustment, and room for three adults. It has the perfect balance of smooth riding, handling and turning radius from an ideal 81” (206 cm) wheelbase paired with 12” (30.5 cm) of ground clearance.

 This machine truly is the toughest working, smoothest riding.

 Click here for full brochure and specification of the Polaris Ranger Diesel 1000.

Machine of the Month - May 2017 - Manitou M26-4

22 MAY

 

The M 26-4 is a masted forklift truck designed to perform under the most extreme conditions. With 4-wheel drive, generous ground clearance and optimised dimensions, this machine remains stable and manoeuvrable regardless of the terrain. Additionally there is a wide range of tyres available to match your specific needs.
With its 75 hp engine, the M 26-4 is easy to maintain thanks to a fully opening bonnet for easy access to components. The masts are the result of Manitou's unquestionable expertise and are robust enough to lift up to 7 m in height.
Lifting height - 3.7 m
Lifting capacity - 2600 kg
Drawbar pull 6290 dan
Moving speed 21.6 kmh
Mast inclination (front/rear)( 6 ° / 12 ° )

The Manitou M26-4 is our Machine of the Month. The M 26-4 is a masted forklift truck designed to perform under the most extreme conditions. With 4-wheel drive, generous ground clearance and optimised dimensions, this machine remains stable and manoeuvrable regardless of the terrain. Additionally there is a wide range of tyres available to match your specific needs.

Manitou M26-4 Forklift

With its 75 hp engine, the M 26-4 is easy to maintain thanks to a fully opening bonnet for easy access to components. The masts are the result of Manitou's unquestionable expertise and are robust enough to lift up to 7 m in height.

Lifting height - 3.7 m
Lifting capacity - 2600 kg
Drawbar pull 6290 dan
Moving speed 21.6 kmh
Mast inclination (front/rear)(6° / 12°)

Click here to see full specification and brochure. 

 

Machine of the Month - April 2017

27 APR

Machine of the Month - Polaris Ranger Crew

Machine of the Month - Polaris Ranger Crew

 

Tough. Reliable. Efficient. These are the backbone features of the Polaris
RANGER® Diesel Crew. A reliable work partner and transport vehicle,
the Diesel Crew can handle anything thrown its way, even with six
passengers along for the ride.
Boasting a masterful 907 kg towing capacity, the Diesel Crew isn’t
afraid to flex its muscles to get the job done. So go ahead, pack it
all in, and enjoy having to take fewer trips between job sites.
Durability is what carries this powerhouse forward, which is why
we engineered it to take a beating and keep on chugging. Wielding
a compact, cast iron crankcase and aluminum cylinder head for
weight reduction, the Diesel Crew is truly ready for anything.
The Diesel Crew is powered by a 1028cc 3-Cylinder overhead cam liquid cooled engine - a proven, high-performance diesel engine. Utilizing
indirect injection that
delivers smooth
power and reduced
combustion
noise.

Tough. Reliable. Efficient. These are the backbone features of the Polaris RANGER® Crew. A reliable work partner and transport vehicle,the Diesel Crew can handle anything thrown its way, even with six passengers along for the ride.


Boasting a masterful 907 kg towing capacity, the Ranger Crew isn’t afraid to flex its muscles to get the job done. So go ahead, pack it all in, and enjoy having to take fewer trips between job sites.


Durability is what carries this powerhouse forward, which is why we engineered it to take a beating and keep on chugging. Wielding a compact, cast iron crankcase and aluminium cylinder head for weight reduction, the Diesel Crew is truly ready for anything.


The Diesel Crew is powered by a 1028cc 3-Cylinder overhead cam liquid cooled engine - a proven, high-performance diesel engine. Utilizing indirect injection that delivers smooth power and reduced combustion noise.

For full specification options, applications and accessories download the brochure here. 

 

Machine of the Month - March 2017

20 MAR

The Machine of the Month is a Gehl 4240E Skid Loader. 

The Gehl 4240E Skid Loader is built for efficiency and can adapt to a range of industries thanks to the variety of attachments. It's super Hi-Power drive chains feature heavy, high-strength construction designed for the most rugged conditions. Other features include:

- A large operator’s compartment with clear front, side and rear sight lines provides operators full, expansive views for increased safety.

- Ergonomic controls in the 4240E Skid Loader provide smooth loader and attachment operation.

- Advanced, high-powered, naturally aspirated Yanmar engine with auto-shutdown systems and grid heater starter assists to aid in cold weather starting.

- Exceptional hydraulics of 16.5 gpm power a wide variety of attachments and produce outstanding attachment performance on the 4240E.

- A full line of Edge attachments and accessories are designed specifically to fill operators’ needs, making their 4240E the most versatile machine on the job site. Popular attachments include augers, bale movers, brooms, grapples, mowers & more. 

Machine of the Month - Gehl Skid Steer - 4240

Click here to see full specification and brochure.

Machine of the Month - January 2017

23 JAN

Case IH Luxxum

Some things make jobs so much easier that you wonder how you ever managed without them. The new Case IH Luxxum is just like that. With greater manoeuvrability, higher levels of comfort and better visibility than any tractor of this size that we’ve ever made, it continues our commitment to easing the demands placed on the operator, ensuring greater productivity from both tractor and driver.

Case IH Luxxum - Machine of the Month

Whether your farm jobs demand long hours in the tractor seat or require you to be in and out of your machine at regular intervals, you’ll find Luxxum tractors are designed to make your working day as stress-free as possible. That’s because they include the sort of comprehensive specification rarely found on other tractors of this size. These are machines that make light work of difficult tasks with the minimum of effort from both tractor and operator.

Top-of-the-range air suspension seating is standard, as is a passenger seat that provides comfortable accommodation yet folds away unobtrusively when not required, while comfort is further improved by front axle and cab suspension options. The instrument cluster moves with the steering wheel adjustment, and external vision is among the best in the business, with features including a curved upper windscreen area plus roof window that combine to provide excellent views when operating a front loader. Meanwhile, well-placed ventilation outlets ensure you keep cool in hot weather and warm when it’s not so good outside – and an ISOBUS connection allows the control of compatible implements.

Luxxum engines come from the only source you’d expect – our sister company FPT, a proven provider of power. Case IH and FPT engineers work closely to ensure each engine model used in a Case IH machine is perfectly matched to the demands it will face. That means you benefit from a tractor designed by teams from the same parent company working towards a common goal – your satisfaction. Every model uses a Stage IV, 3.4-litre, four-cylinder FPT engine with four valves/cylinder for thorough combustion. Intercooling and an improved turbocharger produce a maximum 99-117hp power (depending on model) at minimal fuel consumption. A steep torque rise translates into quick acceleration on the road and pulling power in the field that simply never gives up. Add in a wide constant power band that ensures peak performance in PTO applications and you have an engine that won’t let you down, no matter what’s asked of it. With Luxxum, there’s no diesel particulate filter, a reduction in exhaust gas recirculation by up to 10%, and an ultra-efficient selective catalytic reduction (HI-SCR) system, plus an improved turbocharger to give you the most efficient engine possible. Fuel tank capacities of 150 litres plus DEF/AdBlue tanks that hold 14 litres mean long stints between refuelling, while the engine oil change interval is an industry-leading 600 hours.

For more information click here to download full brochure.

Case IH celebrates 175 years at the cutting edge of agricultural equipment production in 2017

16 JAN

Celebrating the past – Looking to the Future

Case IH, a global leader in agricultural equipment, is beginning a year of celebrations to commemorate its 175th anniversary at the brand’s global headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin. It was there, on the shores of the Root River, that founder Jerome Increase Case established the Racine Threshing Machine Works to produce a revolutionary machine to speed up the separation of grain after harvest.
“I find it amazing to see just how far the farming industry and our company have come during the last 175 years especially given the fact that we are stronger than ever before today,” Case IH Brand President, Andreas Klauser, states.
“The common theme which has always guided our innovative approach is to provide customers with ever-improving technologies that enable them to farm more efficiently and profitably.
Mr. Case began this tradition having worked extensively with farm equipment before he started his own business and it became his lifelong passion. He believed that every piece of equipment manufactured by his company must deliver on the brand promise and saw to that personally. There is a famous account of him traveling to another state to investigate a product issue, even when he was well into his later years. Those principles continue to inspire and guide us today.”

The company’s beginnings were closely linked with those of the American economy, as American pioneers moved west and new farms were established there to feed the growing population centers in the East. In 1869, Case went on to manufacture the first steam engine tractor, which though wheeled-mounted was drawn by horses and used only to power other machines, then in 1876 built the first self-propelled traction steam engine. As steam engines quickly replaced horses

Case IH, a global leader in agricultural equipment, is beginning a year of celebrations to commemorate its 175th anniversary at the brand’s global headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin. It was there, on the shores of the Root River, that founder Jerome Increase Case established the Racine Threshing Machine Works to produce a revolutionary machine to speed up the separation of grain after harvest.“I find it amazing to see just how far the farming industry and our company have come during the last 175 years especially given the fact that we are stronger than ever before today,” Case IH Brand President, Andreas Klauser, states.“The common theme which has always guided our innovative approach is to provide customers with ever-improving technologies that enable them to farm more efficiently and profitably.Mr. Case began this tradition having worked extensively with farm equipment before he started his own business and it became his lifelong passion. He believed that every piece of equipment manufactured by his company must deliver on the brand promise and saw to that personally. There is a famous account of him traveling to another state to investigate a product issue, even when he was well into his later years. Those principles continue to inspire and guide us today.”The company’s beginnings were closely linked with those of the American economy, as American pioneers moved west and new farms were established there to feed the growing population centers in the East. In 1869, Case went on to manufacture the first steam engine tractor, which though wheeled-mounted was drawn by horses and used only to power other machines, then in 1876 built the first self-propelled traction steam engine. As steam engines quickly replaced horsesfor threshing, the J.I. Case Threshing Machine Company became the world’s largest producer of steam engines by 1886.

In 1902, five companies merged to form the International Harvester Company in Chicago, the deal being brokered, personally, by J.P. Morgan, the American banker who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation at the time. The company produced its first combine harvester in 1915 and in 1923 introduced the Farmall®, the world’s first row-crop tractor. Providing greater productivity, reliability and safety, it was a revolutionary unified system of tractors and implements for ploughing, cultivating and harvesting. International Harvester sold more than five million Farmall tractors and in 1977 launched the unique single-rotor Axial-Flow® rotary combine, which revolutionized the farming industry with its simplicity, grain quality, grain savings, crop adaptability, matched capacity and high resale value. Axial-Flow combines still set the standard for harvesting performance today. Case IH was formed in 1985 when J. I. Case acquired the agricultural division of International Harvester, uniting the legacies of Case and IH in a single brand. Its first product, the Magnum tractor from 160hp to 240hp, was introduced in 1987 and became the first tractor to win the Industrial Design Excellence Award. Now producing up to 380hp, the Magnum continues to be one of the most recognizable Case IH products and more than 150,000 have been sold.

The revolutionary Quadtrac tractor, which was launched in 1996, established a new benchmark and remains unmatched. Now including the most powerful series production tractor in the world, the Steiger® Quadtrac 620 with up to 692hp, it delivers the greatest pulling power while implementing efficient, ground-conserving tillage and drilling concepts.

Case IH Celebrates 175 Years

 

Since the turn of the Century, when Case IH reintroduced the Farmall brand, the company’s technical innovations have continued unabated.

  • Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS™), accurate to within 2.5cm, have been at the forefront of Precision Farming for more than two decades, giving farmers the ability to maximise productivity and profitability using satellite technology
  • In 2000, Case IH launched continuously variable transmission technology which enables its CVX tractors to deliver an optimum combination of power and fuel efficiency
  • Patented ‘Efficient Power’ engine technologies enable Case IH equipment to meet the latest Stage IV (Tier 4 Final) emission standards without complex exhaust gas recirculation systems or particulate filters
  • In 2014, the Magnum 380 CVX was voted ‘Tractor of the Year 2015’ at the EIMA International Exhibition in Bologna, Italy. That year, Case IH also launched the Rowtrac CVX, which combines the individual benefits of tracked and wheeled tractors
  • Case IH’s award-winning performance continued during 2015 when the new Optum CVX tractor was named ‘Machine of the Year 2016’ at Agritechnica. The judges were impressed by its stunning ‘power pack’ design, excellent power-to-weight ratios, maneuverability, efficiency and reliability.
  • The Optum 300 CVX achieved the accolade of ‘Tractor of the Year 2017’ at the 2016 EIMA, the international farm machinery show in Italy, where the judges praised its high power, low-weight design which meets the needs of farmers in Europe. Their decision acknowledges Case IH’s ‘focus on farmers’ philosophy and Optum CVX’s importance in the growing high power/compact segment of the tractor market
  • Visitors to the 2016 Farm Progress Show in the USA were stunned when Case IH unveiled the Autonomous Tractor Concept. Able to operate autonomously with a wide range of field implements, this ground-breaking concept is designed to make agriculture more efficient, economic and environmentally-friendly at a time when finding skilled labor is becoming increasingly difficult for farmers in many parts of the world.

The Case IH 175th Anniversary is a testament to many years of quality, perseverance and progress. It’s also an occasion to reflect on our guiding principles of innovative engineering, efficient power and agronomic design, a philosophy that will continue into the future,” Andreas Klauser adds.

“I am certain that if Mr. Case could see the company today he would instantly recognise that the core values which he championed all those years ago are still at the heart of everything we do. I have no doubt he would approve of the fact that we involve customers in every new range, model and product update through our Customer Driven Product Design, but what he would think of the Autonomous Tractor Concept we can only guess!.

“When I look at the enormous transformation which has taken place in agriculture over the last 175 years, it is very exciting to think about what might be achieved during the next 175 years. I am sure that will be discussed during our celebrations with customers, dealers and employees.”

Case IH Optum 300 CVX takes Tractor of the Year title for 2017

10 NOV

The 2017 Tractor of the Year title has been awarded to Case IH for its Optum 300 CVX tractor, a result that acknowledges the marque’s focus on farmers’ commitment to soil care and fuel efficiency. Awarded by a judging panel from some of Europe’s most important agricultural journals, the accolade acknowledges the importance of the high power/compact Optum CVX tractor which fits in the growing customer segment

 “Following the Machine of the Year 2016 award won by the Optum, this Tractor of the Year title shows the recognition across the European agricultural press that the Optum design and features represents a significant advancement in tractor technology,” says Dan Stuart, Case IH high-hp tractor product marketing manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“Optum CVX is positioned between the US-built Magnum and of our Puma range, which like the Optum CVX is built in St Valentin, Austria. We have created a totally new, strong yet lighter weight design, with new strong front axle and structural engine oil sump design, to meet demands for customer requiring a 250-300hp tractor with a high power-to-weight ratio in a compact, manoeuvrable layout.”

“That means it’s well-suited to tasks where high power is essential but weight less so – such as working with large mowers, for example, where it’s important to protect the sward. But for jobs where traction and grip are the critical factor, such as heavy cultivations, Optum CVX can be weighted to make it as capable as any ordinary tractor of this power. And for road transport, the Optum can be ballasted according to the weight of the load it is pulling, for maximum safety and fuel efficiency.”

Driving through the continuously-variable Case IH CVX transmission, the Hi-eSCR equipped FPT 6.7-litre six-cylinder engine in the Optum CVX is built around a structural sump. While the tractor’s typical unladen weight is 11,000kg, this design allows for a maximum gross vehicle weight of 16,000kg. Further fuel-saving features include idle speed management, cutting engine speed from 850rpm to 650rpm if the tractor stands still without moving for two minutes.

“The result is a tractor that protects the soil, in that it can be operated at a weight that suits the work. It protects the owner’s business from the tyre and component wear that can occur when a heavy tractor is used for lighter field or transport tasks. And it protects against high fuel consumption, as proven by DLG Powermix test results of 249 g/kWh. The Tractor of the Year award shows how important those characteristics are considered to be in modern agriculture.”

Tractor of the Year 2017 - Case IH Optum CVX

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