Machinery & Products

New era opens in combine harvesting

By Simone Dunne

A new era in combine harvesting technology and productivity in Australia has arrived with the release of the Case IH 50 series Axial-Flow combines.

“The upgrades in this latest 250 series focus on improving the productivity of the combine as well as the operator,” Case IH Australia New Zealand product manager for hay and harvest Tim Slater said.

“There are several new automated features that assist in maximising the efficiency and performance of the combine, which in turn optimises grain quality and grain savings.

“Ease of operation has also been enhanced, meaning operators of all experience levels can make the most of their time in the cab.

“No matter the conditions and whatever the crop type, the consistency in performance of this new series is what sets it apart.”

The benefits of the new combines include the two-speed electric shift ground drive transmission, more simply adjustable rotor cage vanes, an improved feeder house design and the optional AFS Harvest Command combine automation system.

In addition to the new-look styling, standard features on the 250 series include enclosed hydraulic powered disc brakes; new front axle and final drives; scalable MFH speed control; improved AHHC control logic; new ground speed adaptive sensitivity (GSAS), which automatically adjusts AHHC sensitivity with speed and new in-cab adjustable pre-sieve.

The Australian market will welcome the 7250, 8250 and 9250 models from the 250 series range, and the 7150 from the 150 Series.

The new 150 Series and 250 Series were launched at the recent Wimmera Machinery Field Days.