Smaller horsepower tractors with the ability to maneuver in tight spaces were all the rage at last month’s National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Several manufacturers showed off new models for the category.
From Case IH come the new Maxxum series 2WD tractors that combine efficient power with enhanced maneuverability and a tighter turning radius. In this video, Maxxum tractor marketing manager Cole Carling says the tractors, which range from 116 to 145 horsepower, are ideal for hay and forage operations, vegetable production, dairy operations, municipalities, and small-acreage mixed farms.
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Carling adds that the 2WD option – new for 2017 – delivers power and increased maneuverability at a lower price point. “This creates a best-in-class package perfect for pulling round balers, mower conditioners and specialty planters,” adds Carling. Other features include: Case IH selective catalytic reduction emissions technology, which frees engines to produce raw power and torque with less fuel; and the SurroundVision cab and its high visibility roof panel, which combined with the smaller front wheels, provides unobstructed, 360-degree vision.