Cropping

Tractor family gets new siblings

By Country News

The Farmall series is one of the most popular in the Case IH tractor family and, from next month, local farmers will have even more choice with the addition of the JXM models.

The Farmall JXM, offering a 75hp and 90hp option, will join the Farmall B, JX, C and U series tractors in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Case IH mid-horsepower and compact tractors product manager Seamus McCarthy said the decision had been made to bring the Farmall JXM down under to meet the needs of the hobby farmer and leisure market.

‘‘The Farmall JXM has the power and performance Farmall owners have come to expect, but in a very cost-effective package,’’ Mr McCarthy said.

‘‘It’s suited to all types of farming businesses, whether it be as the hard-working utility tractor in a bigger operation, or the go-to machine in a smaller farm business.

‘‘We think it will also prove popular with local councils looking for a smaller tractor to add to their fleet that’s up to carrying out multiple tasks with maximum efficiency and a minimum of fuss.’’

Mr McCarthy said the Farmall JXM stood apart from the C, U and JX models because it offered value and productivity benefits across broad applications, but with a more basic operator interface.

‘‘The Farmall B provides these same value and productivity advantages, however, the JXM extends these benefits up to 90hp.’’

Features include:

Four-wheel drive.

Proven 2.9/3.9litre turbocharged and inter-cooled three-cylinder and four-cylinder tier three engines designed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies, to ensure optimal engine performance and fuel economy.

Air filter engineered to deal with dusty conditions so air intake is as clean as possible, and a pre-cleaner system that increases the life of the air filter, reducing maintenance and operating costs.

A wide choice of transmissions: 12x12 mechanical synchro-shuttle transmission, 20x20 mechanical synchro-shuttle with creeper options or a 24x24 mechanical synchro-shuttle with splitter.

Sixty litre/minute open-centre hydraulic system.

Robust rear three-point hitch capable of lifting and handling implements up to 2500kg with ease.

Generous fuel tank capacity of 90litre.

Comprehensive instrument panel and an ergonomic operator environment designed for greater operator comfort.

For more information, see your local Case IH dealer or visit the Case IH website at: www.caseih.com