CASE IH has upgraded and enhanced a number of its tractors in the Maxxum, Puma and Farmall C ranges, which will be available by spring, 2022.

First up, in the Maxxum 115-150 tractor range, the six-cylinder Maxxum 150 has gained 5hp in unboosted rated power to produce 150hp, meaning it moves 5hp ahead compared to the next model in the line, the four-cylinder Maxxum 145.

Also, Maxxum models are now available with three specification packages. Maxxum and Maxxum Multicontroller tractors can be ordered with the Selection package, a set of commonly-sold options covering most customer needs, while Maxxum, Maxxum Multicontroller and Maxxum CVXDrive tractors can be also had with the Advanced pack.

Lastly, Maxxum Multicontroller and Maxxum CVXDrive models can be specified with the Professional package, providing access to the latest technology features to unlock the full potential of the tractor.

Other improvements include a redesigned cab entrance with Magnum-style steps. Once seated, operators will find a raft of small but significant changes to make their daily lives easier, including a phone mount, USB power ports and a tablet mount.

Ahead, a new wiper arrangement covers 60% more of the screen more area, while the driving experience can be enhanced by premium leather steering wheel and new advanced joystick options.

On Maxxum CVXDrive models, transmission operation has been enhanced to introduce additional ‘clever’ CVT operating features. In response to customer research, driving characteristics have been improved to maximise shuttle and acceleration/deceleration response, while drive pedal sensitivity has been refined, sensitivity and position detection of the Multicontroller enhanced, and cruise control pedal override incorporated.

Farmall C engine

The four-model line-up of Case IH Farmall C tractors – the brand’s 90-117hp all-round models – gets a new FPT Stage V four-cylinder engine.

This has has a displacement of 3.6 litres, compared to the 3.4 litres of its predecessor, but there's no changes to engine dimensions. It features four valves per cylinder versus two on the former engine – that's for enhanced combustion and has a common rail fuel injection system reduces fuel consumption and faster power delivery.

This brings a number of performance benefits, including increased power output of up to 5hp, and higher torque levels of up to 10% more, with maximum torque at a lower engine speed of 1300 rpm.

Stage V Farmall C tractors also benefit from a new exhaust after-treatment system, courtesy of the compact and maintenance-free FPT HI-eSCR2 solution.

This also brings with it some serviceability enhancements, such as one-side (left hand) access to key service points including the engine oil and fuel filters.

Farmall C tractors are also now available with a Selection Pack of specific options to cover key customer needs. These include the Active Drive 2 transmission with powershuttle and powerclutch, providing up to 24 forward and 24 reverse gears with optional cruise control and creep speeds.

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Also in the package are front and rear axle electro-hydraulic differential locks, electronic draft control, a 64 litre/minute hydraulic pump, three-speed PTO and optional front linkage.

Puma upgrades

Case IH Puma 140-175 tractors benefit from a number of new features in vehicle presentation, driveline behaviour and cab ergonomics.

The new Puma 140-175 models have a redesigned entrance with Magnum-style steps, while in-cab upgrades include phone mount, USB power ports and a tablet mount to ease in-cab management.

Visibility on the Multicontroller and CVXDrive models is improved thanks to a new wider-sweeping low-mount wiper which covers 60% more area, and there is also a new cool-box available for refreshments. For loader users a new advanced joystick, with integral forward/reverse shuttle and gear-changing features, will improve cycle times.

At the rear of the new Puma models, top link stowage ergonomics and the hydraulic connections have both been improved for greater robustness. Other enhancements include LED marker lights and an air-line connection for inflation and air cleaning.

Puma CVXDrive models have been subject to transmission upgrades, with improvements to the shuttle and acceleration/deceleration behaviour. There is also now greater Multicontroller sensitivity and position detection, with an override capability added to the cruise control pedal.

Three new packages available for the Puma 140-175 tractors include the Selection Package, for entry level Puma 140-165 models. Puma Multicontroller and Puma CVXDrive tractors are available with two packages, Advanced and Professional. The Advanced package pre-selects the most common features many customers require for daily operations, while the Professional package is focused on AFS technology, being guidance-ready and with the AFS Pro 700 display.