The Case IH team was out in full force for the 2015 NAFB Trade Talk in Kansas City. One highlight for the well-known equipment company is their 20-year anniversary of tracks on their Steiger tractor. Mitch Kaiser, marketing manager for the Steiger tractor line, said the 2016 enhancements set the bar for high performance, operator experience and all around improvements.
“It’s all about improving efficiency and running faster through the field. We have changed the transmission line up using less parasitic horsepower.”
Listen to my complete interview with Mitch to learn more about their track technology and other innovations from Case IH in the coming year. [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/nafb-15-case-kaiser.mp3″ text=”Interview with Mitch Kaiser, Case IH Steiger”]
Case IH’s Advanced Farming Systems (AFS), Leo Bose, was also on-hand to share key upgrades to AFS Connect. These include expanded industry-leading coverage to more than 180 carriers and two-way wireless file transfer.
“Our tools we have for our producers reduce overall inputs. We use technology to drive that.” Leo said it’s more than looking at locations. Producers can pull productivity reports on performance, yield and average flow. “This updates every 60 seconds. Allowing me to look at what that machine is doing in the field.” Listen here to learn more: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/nafb-15-case-bose.mp3″ text=”Interview with Leo Bose, Case IH AFS”]
Kelly Kravig is marketing manager in Case’s combine and header division and we chatted about the updates to the new 140 series axial-flow combines. After taking time to listen to their customers, Kelly said these updated features are exciting. For example, a new two-speed electric shift transmission that makes it easier for operator to shift.
“Many of the producers who get in the machine appreciate how simple it is to shift and how responsive the transmission is for both in-field operation and roading. But the thing that is most impressive is the ability to maintain field speed and productivity.”
Listen to my complete interview with Kelly to learn more about the 140 combine series updates. [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/nafb-15-case-kravig.mp3″ text=”Interview with Kelly Kravig, Case IH Combines”]
View and download photos from event here: NAFB Convention Photo Album