Tractor is part of Case’s Optum Series
By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content
Farmers who come through the London Farm Show do so in part to get early glimpses of what’s to come.
Anyone visiting the popular Case IH exhibit did just that, as the company revealed a new series of tractors for the first time in Canada.
“This is the first public unveiling of Case IH’s new Optum Series tractors in Canada,” said Trent Nowosad, Sales Product Specialist with Case IH based out of Manitoba. “This is the newest tractor in the Case IH family.”
Nowosad said the tractor is based off Case IH’s Puma tractor series, but with some modifications and upgrades.
“The tractor has been upgraded to meet new demands,” he said.
Those upgrades include higher horsepower and higher hydraulic capacity.
Nowosad said one of the key additional features of the tractor is the way it communicates with implements.
“It can be ordered with Class 3 ISOBUS technology which is an emerging tractor control system,” he said. “It’s designed to let implements provide input to the tractor and allow the tractor to do things.”
An example of the communication between tractor and implement is a baler sensing how much material it’s taking in and adjusting the tractor speed accordingly.
Nowosad said the tractor was designed to meet the needs of farmers looking for optimal power to weight application including haulage, tillage and grain carts.
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