Need more power in a tractor? Consider the latest offering from Case IH—the AFS Connect Magnum series tractor, which features 435 peak horsepower at 1,800 RPM
Jay Barth notes that the tractor features an Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Connect portal designed to help farmers manage their fleet and data from a desktop computer or mobile device from anywhere, while also allowing them to securely transfer data to and from the cloud.
“The goal of infusing AFS Connect with a Magnum tractor is to help improve producers’ workflow, productivity and efficiency for those demanding jobs that require additional power,” says Barth, Case IH high-horsepower marketing manager, in a press release.
Added connectivity with the following three features provides more support, reducing downtime and keeping operators in the field:
1. Remote display viewing allows a manager or dealer to view exactly what an operator is seeing on the AFS Pro 1200 display in the cab to help identify problems and gain deeper insight.
2. Dealers can also use remote service support to remotely identify maintenance and service needs to proactively determine what parts are needed, without ever needing to visit the operation.
3. Remote software updates allow for wireless updates to the operating system.
According to the news release, a newly designed multi-control armrest has eight control buttons, a multi-function handle with four programmable hot key buttons, and an encoder knob for total control at the operator’s fingertips. Case says updated styling and high-quality finishes provide a luxury look and feel, while enhanced heating and air conditioning deliver operator comfort year-round. Additional storage compartments, multiple cup holders and numerous charging and data ports add to the operator experience, and a telescoping steering wheel and full-glass door with no center pillar improve visibility.
The tractor is on display at fall farm shows, including Farm Progress Show, Decatur, Ill.; Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Neb.; and Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ontario.