When analyzing the results from a recent Case IH producer survey, Brian and Darren Hefty were not surprised that 85 percent of the 1,109 producer respondents are considering new cropping practices and technologies in 2013. What new methods will you use this growing season?
Terry Snack, Case IH Combine Product Specialist for Illinois, Missouri and Eastern Iowa, joins us again to share comments from two of his Case IH customers about the performance of their Axial-Flow combines. (more…)
Recently, we told you about the exclusive Case IH Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. We continue that discussion in this guest blog by David Stark, Case IH North American Sales and Product Trainer. Stark discusses more of the benefits of SCR-only technology. (more…)
Leo Bose, Case IH North American Commercial Training Manager, provides this guest blog post on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. Case IH is the only company to meet 2014
Tier 4 B/Final engine emissions standards using SCR-only technology. Bose’s comments follow. (more…)
Case IH is excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Case IH Magnum™ tractors at fall farm shows. Please be sure to visit us and see one of the limited edition silver Magnum 340 Powershift tractors made for this anniversary. We will be exhibiting at Husker Harvest Days in Wood River, Neb.; and the Farm Science Review in London, Ohio. (more…)
Many of you are still gearing up, or perhaps just impatiently waiting for the first crop insurance planting date: April 6 for corn in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio and April 11 for Iowa and Minnesota. So what’s top-of-mind for you during this critical window? (more…)
Several years ago, Case IH had the foresight to focus engine development efforts on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology in order to meet Tier 4 standards. The latest results from the Nebraska Tractor Test Lab prove that was the right decision. (more…)
The results are in from the Nebraska Tractor Test Lab confirming Tier 4A Case IH tractors with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology have set new industry records for fuel-efficient power.
For example, the Steiger® 600 set the record for drawbar horsepower and fuel efficiency versus the competitions’ biggest tractor. Measured at maximum power in horsepower-hours-per-gallon, the Steiger 600 tested 8.4 percent more fuel efficient than the Deere 9630 at maximum drawbar pull, and 10.5 percent more fuel efficient at 75 percent drawbar pull maximum power. (more…)
It’s not nearly as serious as what Texas is suffering through, but drought in the Midwest remains moderate to severe, and corn yields are lower. The lack of moisture isn’t critical yet, but it’s getting there, says guest blogger Terry Snack, the Case IH combine product specialist for Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. Born and raised on a farm in east central Illinois, Snack went to work for International Harvester at about the same time the first Axial-Flow combine was introduced 35 years ago. In his three-plus decades with the company, Snack still “lives and breathes” combines.
Getting Inside Selective Catalytic Reduction
Using an actual Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) muffler that’s been cut away to reveal its inner workings, Kevin Knapp from Case IH explains the SCR system that can be found in our new Tier 4A 30 Series Axial-Flow combines, as well as our high-horsepower tractors. The system is a model of simplicity and engineering efficiency.
The biggest advantage of SCR as the emissions-reduction technology of choice is what you don’t see. The entire system can be explained without showing the engine at all. That’s because Tier 4 compliance is achieved after combustion, allowing the power plant to be tuned for optimum performance and economy. Kevin probably puts it best when he says, “The engine’s just there to create power, and do it efficiently.”