New for the 2018 lineup, the CVXDrive continuously variable transmission (CVT) from Case IH marks the latest advancement in a 60-year track record of innovations for Steiger tractors. The strongest CVT on the market is available in tractors from 370 to 540 horsepower — with up to 605 peak horsepower. And CVXDrive offers an all-new range of productivity enhancements with its smooth, seamless power transfer, continuously variable speed and easy shuttle operation, plus reduced fuel consumption in applications that require frequent use of roading and variable power demands.
“The Steiger is the first continuously variable transmission to be offered in a 4WD articulated tractor and delivers the highest horsepower available on the market,” said Mitch Kaiser, Case IH Steiger Tractor Marketing Manager. “This powerful package gives operators even greater control and productivity year-round over a traditional powershift tractor — from row crop applications such as planting and nutrient management to specialty work from silage packing to laying drain tile and land reclamation. It’s one more tool producers have to optimize their operation.”
Available in 17 different configurations in Quadtrac™, Rowtrac™, wheeled and scraper options, producers now have a choice between the time-tested and efficient PowerDrive powershift transmission and the intelligent CVXDrive. The Steiger CVXDrive delivers seamless performance without breaking traction to the ground for applications including slurry hauling, tile plowing and scraper work. Operating the CVXDrive is as simple as setting it and forgetting it — easy-to-use controls let the operator dial in the desired speed and power transfer from 3 feet per minute to 25 mph.
A series of design features deliver improved performance. The CVXDrive transmission was engineered specifically to fit into the rugged, heavy-duty Steiger frame and uses a simple compound planetary system featuring one input and two outputs. Four-range technology that effectively transfer power more efficiently throughout the tractor to the drawbar. And the CVXDrive is powered in Steiger tractors by electronically controlled Case IH engines from FPT Industrial. To reach 605 peak horsepower, the Steiger 540 CVXDrive is powered by a two-stage turbocharger engine. The whole system meets Tier 4 B/Final requirements with patented SCR-only emissions technology proven to deliver more power with less fuel for lower overall total cost of operation compared with competitive tractor offerings.
The CVXDrive transmission is a major innovation and one of many enhancements to the Steiger tractor lineup. Other improvements include:
For more information, visit your local Case IH dealer or caseih.com.
¹Steiger 620 Tier 4B (Nebraska Test 2164, September/October 2016): maximum drawbar fuel efficiency at 17.63 hp-hr./gal. and 75% of pull maximum power at 16.61 hp-hr./gal.; compared with John Deere 9620R Tier 4B (Nebraska Test 2135, November 2015): maximum drawbar fuel efficiency at 16.07 hp-hr./gal. and 75% of pull maximum power at 15.86 hp-hr./gal. Steiger 620 Tier 4B (Nebraska Test 2164, September/October 2016): drawbar horsepower at 594.08 hp; compared with John Deere 9620R Tier 4B (Nebraska Test 2135, November 2015): drawbar horsepower at 556.83 hp. Steiger 620 Tier 4B (Nebraska Test 2164, September/October 2016): maximum pull at 65,077 lb.; compared with John Deere 9620R Tier 4B (Nebraska Test 2135, November 2015): maximum pull at 60,455 lb.
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