This month, Case IH introduced its new Optum series of tractors, marketed to expand their hay and forage lineup. But, the tractors offer flexibility beyond the alfalfa field.
“Fulfilling a new horsepower requirement, we designed this series to meet the needs of customers looking for that optimal power-to-weight ratio for any field, cultivation or haulage task,” said Dave Bogan, marketing manager, Maxxum/Puma Tractors.
The Optum tractors run on 6.7L engines, rated at 270 and 300 horsepower (thanks to added turbocharge). Tier 4B compliant, the tractors boast fuel efficiency and savings through their continuously variable transmissions, variable vane cooling fans, selective catalytic reduction technology, and economy speed options for both the front and rear PTOs.
The Optum series was unveiled with Case’s new look, offering a redesigned hood, grille and roof cap, 8 standard LED lights and over 63 square feet of glass.
Case IH’s David Bogan walks us around the Optum 300 at Farm Progress Show in in Decatur, Illinois.
Beyond visibility, the tractors offer cab comfort through cloth or leather seats (with the latter available with heated and ventilated seating), front axle suspension, cab suspension and 85 cubic feet of space.
The tractors are ISOBUS Class 3 enabled, offer the option of duals or a flange axle, have an available antilock braking system, autoguidance and in-cab tire pressuring monitoring.
Case IH has made similar updates to its Puma and Maxxum series offerings.