Steiger Rowtrac revamp

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Improved tracks and a new air intake system, fuel tanks and undercarriage have been designed for three models in Case IH’s high horsepower Steiger Rowtrac range of tractors

Steiger Rowtrac revamp
A US model Steiger sporting some of the features soon to be rolled out on MY19 Steigers in Australia

 

Three models in the Steiger Rowtrac range of tractors will be able to travel up to 40km/h with no weight restrictions following a series of changes to the 2019 models, manufacturer Case IH says.

The changes include new material on the outside of the roller wheels and changes to the tracks on the 400, 450 and 500 tractors, which boast a maximum engine power of 446 horsepower (333kW), 502hp (374kW) and 558hp (416kW) respectively.


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This will help reduce friction and heat build-up, making the tractors’ mid-rollers more durable and resulting in reduced track wear.

High horsepower product manager for Case IH Alyx Selsmeyer says the change is important for Australian customers, due to the hotter weather and the fact users spend more time in the field locally than in other markets.

The tractors will also have a new air intake system, designed to help increase filter life, while a clear cap on the idler wheels will have a maximum fill line, offering a recessed window to make it easier to monitor oil levels.

Other changes to the tractors include a new, fully-cast undercarriage system that is designed to be both more structurally sound and more aesthetically pleasing.

"The previous undercarriage had 20 pieces welded together to make one structural unit, while the new unit is one cast structure which eliminates stress concentration points associated with welded joints," Selsmeyer says.

Saddletanks will come standard on all new Rowtracs, increasing the fuel tank capacity by 340 litres, and new telematics options will be made available, with customers able to use the system free for the first three years.

The new models are set to arrive in Australia in August.

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