Case IH Axial-Flow guarantees a comfy harvest - Find out more

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{ADVERTISEMENT] As the 2013 harvest winds up and the memory of long hours in the combine are still fresh, it is a good time for farmers and contractors to consider upgrading equipment for a smoother, more comfortable season.

Discover the Axial-Flow combine series today.

Case IH, a name synonymous with industry leading power and innovation, provides the ultimate operating environment for farmers, with its Axial-Flow® combine harvesters featuring the largest, quietest cabs on the market.

Geoff Rendell, Case IH Product Manager – Harvesting, said the design is simplifying harvest even further for Australian farmers.

"We know that during harvest, your combine is your office in the field and we’ve designed the Axial-Flow® combine with this in mind," said Geoff.

"We understand the long hours that producers spend in their combine – we’ve designed the cab to offer every convenience of a working office.

"The redesigned cab has set new industry standards in convenience, comfort and operator ergonomics."

Features of the cab include a slim Multifunction Propulsion Handle, redesigned with controls within fingers’ reach. The right hand console in the new cab has been upgraded with simple ergonomic controls and a slide rail that allows for adjustment of the display, placement of a cup holder and office tools.

"The combines feature iPod connectivity and a training seat which opens to a portable electric refrigerator to keep food and drinks cool on those hot summer days," said Geoff.

Case IH Axial-Flow® combines continue to set the industry benchmark for uptime, grain quality and grain savings, regardless of the crop or field size.

All models use the AFS Pro 700 display for yield monitoring and machine and guidance control in the cab.

As header widths continue to grow and with ease of operation in mind, Case IH added a folding unload auger with a reach of 10.4m (34ft) from the centre line of the combine, making on-the-go unloading more convenient.

To save time from paddock to transport, in-cab control of the grain tank extensions and inclined delivery auger is now standard.

In addition, operators can now control a pivoting grain spout with the Multifunction Propulsion Handle, adjusting the throw of grain by up to three feet, making it easier to top off chaser bins whilst unloading.

"The Multifunction Propulsion Handle in combination with the independent cross-auger control launched last year gives the ability to stop the grain tank cross augers whilst emptying the unload tube, allowing producers more flexibility during the challenging chaser bin fill process," said Geoff.

With a new heavy duty drive system, increased harvest speeds and a transport speed up to 40kph have been added, along with the latest "Increased Flex" tyre technology.

"These tyres have a 15 per cent larger tread footprint, providing reduced soil compaction, greater load carrying capacity, longer tyre life, and improved traction in all conditions," said Geoff.

"To further reduce compaction there is a choice of two track widths on the 7230, 8230 and 9230 combines—general purpose 36 inch tracks, and the 30 inch track system with three metre centre-to-centre spacing for farmers using controlled traffic systems.

"Whatever next season brings, we’re helping farmers to be ready by providing them with more powerful, efficient and intuitive combines.

"Visit your local dealer to talk about the Axial-Flow® combines and ensure you get the most out of next harvest."

For dealer locations, visit the Case IH Australia website.

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