Visitors to Queensland’s AgQuip Field Days had a preview peek at the next generation of Case IH’s high-power tractor technology.
The AFS Connect Magnum, powered by the company’s Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) precision technology, was launched in North America earlier this year, with the tractor due in Australia in late 2020.
Described by the company as a “true integration of tractor and technology”, the AFS Connect Magnum offers a new display, operating system and receiver, and redesigned cab.
“This new Magnum features levels of connectivity producers haven’t had before, providing new opportunities when it comes to running their business.
This connectivity also means additional support to minimise down-time and the ability to make decisions on the tractor’s operation from the location of their choosing,” said Case IH product manager Alyx Selsmeyer.
“The operator experience hasn’t been overlooked though, with a new cab design providing greater comfort, more storage and enhanced ease of operation.”
The AFS Connect portal provides operators with the ability to view paddock operations, fleet information and agronomic data from anywhere on a desktop or tablet, while also giving the option of sharing data with advisers and suppliers.
Remote connection also offers remote display viewing allowing a farm manager or dealer to see what an operator is seeing on the AFS Pro display in the cab, while the remote service tool allows dealers to identify maintenance and service needs.
The Case IH team has spent the past few months putting the AFS Connect Magnum through its paces on Australian farms in preparation for its official launch next year, in a variety of conditions and across different farming practices.
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