The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) will present three AE50 awards to Case IH for outstanding agricultural innovations. The annual recognitions further solidify Case IH as an industry leader in Agronomic Design™ and product engineering. Award-winning innovations for 2019 include:
- AFS Connect Magnum series tractor
- Wing wheel system for 2160 Early Riser split-row large front-fold planter
- Curve compensation system for Precision Air 5 series air cart
“Our team is proud to receive these awards that showcase our full range of equipment built around power, technology and Agronomic Design,” says Scott Harris, Case IH Vice President, North America. “Our Customer Driven Product Design process continues to deliver industry-leading technologies. Case IH equipment is built by farmers who understand the unique demands of each operation.”
ASABE distinguishes the 50 most significant product innovations in engineering and technology for agricultural, food and biological systems. The honor recognizes products that save producers time and reduce cost and labor, all while improving user safety. The awards will be presented at the ASABE Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC) in Louisville, KY, in February 2020.
AFS Connect Magnum series tractor
The AFS Connect Magnum series tractor gives producers the freedom to manage, monitor, adjust and transfer data the way they want. Powered by Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) precision technology, the tractor includes a new 12-inch display, receiver and completely redesigned operating system that allows for remote display viewing, service diagnostics and software updates. The cab offers an all-new MultiFunction handle and MultiControl Armrest, placing 90% of the tractor functionality at your fingertips.
2160 Early Riser split-row large front-fold planter with wing wheel system
Case IH engineers designed this planter to meet the demands of large-scale producers across any terrain or soil type, and the award-winning wing wheel system provides optimal weight distribution between the tractor and planter. The new 2160 Early Riser planter adds a split-row configuration to plant soybeans or specialty crops in 47 rows with 15-in. spacing and corn in 24 rows with 30-in. spacing. Bolstering a 60-ft. toolbar, the 2160 Early Riser is the largest split-row planter available from Case IH. This announcement marks the fifth AE50 award in the last five years for 2000 series Early Riser planters.
Precision Air 5 series air cart with curve compensation
Precision Air 5 series air carts are designed to get the most from every plant’s potential through highly accurate seed and fertilizer metering and distribution. The new curve compensation option helps ensure proper plant population across the drill in tight turns and corners. The air carts feature the exclusive AFS AccuSection modular metering control system for more efficient crop input use, while independent metering by sections allows for a higher application rate and built-in section control. These features all lead to a high level of accuracy and uniformity across the air drill or fertilizer application equipment.