New Case IH tractors Optum-ised for technology

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Case IH has added another product to its Australian line-up, launching a technology-packed tractor in its re-engineered Optum range.

Case’s Optum series of tractors will join the larger Magnum and Steiner series’ in having the AFS Connect technology included.

It is far from the only change, with both the 270hp and 300hp Optum AFS Connect models having a redesigned cabin.

Aimed at increasing space, improving vision and reducing noise, there is also a new multicontroller armrest, configurable controls and a larger, high-resolution touchscreen monitor that is ISOBUS compatible.

AFS Connect, which is Case’s biggest selling feature with the revamped Optum range, allows instant data transfer between the tractor and Case’s online portal.

This can also be accessed remotely by Case IH dealers for service or operating advice, while also allowing users access to a wide range of operating information.

Case IH has re-engineered a range of tractors to create the new Optum AFS Connect

"This allows them to make management decisions more precisely and with greater speed, supported by instantly-available and accurate data, both current and historical," Case IH product manager Jason Wood says.

"They can also monitor real-time information such as the location of their tractors, their fuel levels and other key management and performance data."

In addition to the practical, user comfort has also been considered with cabin features including a leather seat with heating and cooling capabilities, coolbox and multiple USB ports.

Wood says the Optum series has been one of Case IH’s biggest sellers due to its high horsepower and high specifications and expects the upgrades to only increase its popularity.

"The inclusion of AFS Connect takes the Optum’s capabilities to a new level, giving users a versatile 270-300hp tractor with continuously-variable transmission that offers even more in terms of comfort, capability and connectivity," he says.

The Optum tractors are already available for order with stock expected to arrive in Australia early next year.

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