Case IH Farmall compact tractors now offer an easy-to-use, continuously variable transmission (CVT) option for the new model Farmall 40B CVT, 45B CVT and 50B CVT Class 3 cab tractors. A CVT option allows Case IH Farmall customers to get more done in less time while maximizing fuel efficiency and managing operating costs.
Because CVT automatically selects the best gear ratio for the desired speed, the operator no longer has to select or shift gears. “It eliminates the need for clutching or shifting, which means operators may prefer a Farmall with CVT to their car," says Greg Lucey, Case IH Farmall Marketing Manager. “In fact, pulling a load with a CVT-equipped Farmall is easier than driving a pickup with an automatic transmission.”
Unlike standard transmissions, which have a distinct number of gear ratios, a CVT has an infinite number of gear ratios, which allows the engine to always run at its most efficient speed – regardless of ground speed. And unlike hydrostatic transmissions that depend on speed for higher torque, a CVT is more efficient when pulling a load.
While CVT is common in high-horsepower tractors, it is a technology not commonly found in compact tractors. “As a full-line equipment company that provides trusted support to its customers, Case IH is able to utilize technology developed for larger tractors and integrate it into the Farmall line,” Lucey explains. “When Farmall tractors were introduced in 1923, they featured a revolutionary narrow design and higher ground clearance – and nearly 90 years later, they continue to lead the industry in innovation.”
Known for rugged versatility, proven performance and functional design, and powered by Tier 3-compliant diesel engines with 40, 45 and 50 engine horsepower, the new line-up of Case IH Farmall B CVT tractors are the ultimate workhorses. “Easily equipped with a large variety of well-matched implements, these Farmall CVT tractors provide the right equipment for the right job – whether you’re hauling, mowing, loading, towing or blowing,” says Lucey.