New CASE IH tractor on its way to Australia

By Rodney Woods

Agriculture dealership O'Connors will be the place to be later this year as it becomes the home of CASE IH's new AFS Connect Magnum tractor.

The tractor, which has been generating a buzz since it was previewed at NSW’s 2019 AgQuip, offers a range of operational and styling changes that build on the Magnum’s solid reputation for endurance, power and performance.

Described as a "true integration of tractor and technology", the AFS Connect Magnum features a new display, operating system and receiver, and redesigned cab, according to O’Connors group sales development manager Tom Sheridan.

“This new Magnum will bring levels of connectivity farmers haven’t had before, providing new opportunities when it comes to running their business,” Mr Sheridan said.

This connectivity also means additional support features to minimise down-time and the ability to make decisions on the tractor’s operation from wherever you like.”

The AFS Connect portal is the door to the AFS Connect Magnum series tractor, allowing operators to view field operations, fleet information and agronomic data from a desktop or tablet anywhere, while also giving the option of sharing data with trusted advisers and suppliers.

“Remote features really set this tractor apart, with remote display viewing allowing a farm manager or dealer to see what an operator is seeing on the display in the cab, and a remote service tool allowing dealers to remotely identify maintenance and service needs,” Mr Sheridan said.

The machine has been used in field tests in a variety of conditions and across different farming practices, confirming its capacity to perform at the highest level in Australia’s diverse and demanding conditions.

“Performance in the paddock has always stood the Magnum apart here and overseas,” Mr Sheridan said.

“Based on these local field tests, we’re confident this will continue and we’re looking forward to sharing the technology with our customers.”

The AFS Connect Magnum will be available in the latter part of this year.

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