As the local sugarcane industry prepares for this harvest season, it’s Case IH’s Puma that is grabbing all the attention with an eye-catching makeover to match its prowess around the cane fields.
This follows on from the past few seasons where Case IH has released a limited run of Pumas known as ‘Sugar Specials’ in the lead up to harvest. It’s a tractor specially fitted to handle the demands of the annual crush.
This year the tractors have a special paint finish ‘Viper Stryker Red’, as seen on the Autonomous Concept Vehicle (ACV). This metallic tint to the iconic Case IH ‘red’ is proving popular with customers.
The ‘Sugar Special’ Puma also has a few more goodies up its sleeve. These range from a Powershift with a 50kph gearbox, there is also front axle suspension with air and hydraulic brakes.
Add to this a higher flow hydraulics of 150-litres/min and you start to see some added value in this Case IH cane special release.
The CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) model can also be fitted with the special sugar specs.
These limited edition Pumas are designed to handle the expectations of sugar producers during the busiest time of the year, with a competitive price point that also appeals.
“These Pumas work around the clock during the harvest season. Running alongside the harvesters – which don’t stop – they collect the cane into bins on the back of the tractor, deliver to waiting trains, before racing back for the next load,” said Seamus McCarthy, Product Manager for Mid-power and Compact Tractors for Case IH Australia/New Zealand.
“They spend the majority of their time from June through to December on haul-out, and in some places may be running 24 hours a day. So, it’s easy to see why this special fit-out is key to optimising their speed, manoeuvrability and resilience in the cane fields.”
For more information about any of the Case IH Puma ‘Sugar Specials’ or any other models in the range, see your local Case IH dealer or visit the Case IH website at www.caseih.com