The big Optum machine takes home the 2021 Tractor of the Year award at the China Agriculture Machinery Forum.
By Andrew Joseph, Farms.com
Famous the world over, Case IH takes home another international award, this time for its heavyweight tractor, the Optum 3004 CVXDrive.
The Optum won the “2021 Tractor of the Year” award in the heavyweight tractor category at the China Agricultural Machinery Annual TOP50+ award ceremony held last month in Zhongxiang, Hubei, China, at the 10th China Agriculture Machinery High-end Forum.
Noted as one of the more prestigious events in the industry, it presents agricultural machinery technology development trends and promotes advanced agricultural products and innovations.
Capable of being equipped with a heavy-duty suspended front axle to deliver the best performance and efficiency, both in the field and on the road, the Optum offers an intelligent controlling system and low maintenance costs
The Optum 3004 CVXDrive is powered by a powerful and reliable FPT NEF engine to maximize fuel economy. It also uses a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology, for a low-maintenance after-treatment system with no exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). The after-treatment system is developed alongside the engine system to maintain the engine’s efficiency and constant-speed fuel economy.
The Optum 3004 CVXDrive has a 630L fuel tank and 96L diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank. The hydraulic pumps offer a maximum flow of 220 L/min, while the rear lift capacity is up to 11,058 kilograms.
Automatic Productivity Management (APM) allows the driver to shift easily while the tractor’s ECO driving mode reduces unnecessary fuel consumption. An automatic parking brake technology controls the tractor’s stability.
The cab provides outstanding visibility with 5.87 meters of glass, and the noise-cancelling function limits noise to only 69 decibels. These features ensure the Optum series CVXDrive is suitable for all-day operation.
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