Case IH unveils new Axial-Flow combines for 2015 harvest

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Case IH promises greater levels of performance, productivity and profitability with its brand new Axial-Flow 240 series combine harvesters, released just in time for the upcoming harvest season.

Case IH unveils new Axial-Flow combines for 2015 harvest
Case IH's new Axial-Flow 240 combine harvester line-up features several enhancements for better productivity and profitability.

The company claims its proven Axial-Flow feeder, rotor, cleaning, grain handling, residue management and powertrain systems are designed to optimise crop flow and maximise productivity, meaning more grain in the tank and more profit for farmers.

Case IH hay and harvest product manager Tim Slater says the Axial-Flow combines are a smart investment for any farmer.

"Not only do you get a powerful, fuel-efficient machine designed to optimise your yield for bigger profits, but you get a reliable combine that has an impressive resale value when it’s time to upgrade."

The new series features three models – the 7240, 8240 and 9240 with Power Plus Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

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Case IH has installed new and more powerful engines in the 240 series to offer higher horsepower levels ranging from 468 to 625 maximum horsepower, higher durability, and larger fuel tanks to allow more work to be done in the day without frequent fuel stops.

In 2015, all Case IH combines sold in Australia and New Zealand use neither EGR nor SCR (AdBlue), providing a simple, single-fluid solution.

The multifunction handle in the 240 series has been refined with controls for feeder, rotor, cleaning, residue and drivetrain functions grouped in a logical order and within easy reach of the operator’s right hand.

The inclined delivery auger has been enhanced on the 240 series to enable a more even filling of grain tanks, while the end bearing hanger has been rotated and changed to a welded style for increased strength.

On the 8240 and 9240 models, the grain tanks have increased in capacity from 12,330-litre to 14,400-litre.

To handle these increased levels of grain, a new yield sensor has been installed across all models to provide more accurate yield readings.

The Axial-Flow 240 series combines’ cleaning systems features self-levelling capability and hydraulically driven Cross-Flow cleaning fans to ensure more grain finished in the grain tank.

Case IH has also redesigned the residue management system to handle tough residue associated with new crop genetics.

The 240 series’ new standard cut chopper features only 24 blades compared to the previous 28 blade design but offers the same chop quality. The new chopper system also features new blade cast mounting lugs for improved blade retention.

Enhancements to the fixed chopper counter knives means they can be engaged or retracted with ease and reduce the amount of material accumulating on the knife bar, between the knife and slot at the bottom of the pan.

New sieve and windrow rubber curtains further improve the flow of material through the combine, while copper shift spline enhancements help enable full tooth engagement.

In addition, the new series offers all features associated with the Axial-Flow line-up, including a hydraulic rotor reverser, 10.4m folding unloading auger with pivoting unloading auger spout, and ease of access to parts for servicing purposes. 

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