RACINE, Wisconsin (February 13, 2019)
Case IH Announces AFS Connect Magnum Series Tractors
The AFS Connect portal is a gateway to the AFS Connect Magnum series tractor. It allows farm managers to precisely manage their farm, fleet and data from a desktop or mobile device anywhere, while feeling assured their data is securely transferring to and from the cloud. Users can log in to AFS Connect to view current field operations, fleet information, agronomic data and more, remotely keeping an eye on their operation as if they are in the cab. Farm owners and managers then have the freedom to share selected agronomic data — down to the field level — with third-party partners of their choosing.
Three new system components work in sync to simplify and elevate the AFS Connect Magnum: AFS Pro 1200 display, AFS Vision Pro operating system and AFS Vector Pro receiver. These enable you to configure precision farming functionality and tractor systems the way you want:
- The new AFS Pro 1200 display is designed for intuitive navigation and optimum visibility on even the brightest days. Remote display viewing connects operators with farm managers seamlessly, and Bluetooth® capabilities pair the display with a mobile phone to bring everything onto one display.
- The new AFS Vision Pro operating system is familiar and easy to use. Producers can configure their AFS Vision Pro operating system to their choosing, using technology to tailor the tractor to their operating preferences, and using pre-programmed hot keys to make on-the-fly adjustments to quickly adapt to changing conditions
- The AFS Vector Pro receiver streamlines guidance correction options, ranging from base (WAAS and AFS 1) to medium (AFS 2) to high (RTK & RTK+) accuracy levels. Whether it is a cellular, satellite or radio delivered correction, the goal is to drive efficiency. Efficiency is accomplished with pass-to-pass and year-to-year repeatability paired with proven AccuGuide performance and complimented by a simplified set-up and process.
The automotive-quality cab environment of the AFS Connect Magnum series tractors has been updated to address Case IH customer needs. The refined MultiControl armrest has eight control buttons, a MultiFunction handle with four programmable hot key buttons, and an encoder knob for total control at the operator’s fingertips. Updated styling and high-quality finishes provide a luxury look and feel, while enhanced heating and air conditioning deliver operator comfort year-round. Additional storage compartments, multiple cup holders and numerous charging and data ports add to the operator experience, and a telescoping steering wheel and full glass door with no center pillar improve visibility.
Stylistic components such as an attractive tri-stripe decal and updated grill help the AFS Connect Magnum series tractors to stand apart from the crowd, but additional exterior changes provide functional benefits. An LED grill headlight option and 360-degree egress lighting assist in nighttime operations. Telescoping mirrors are adjustable from the cab, and four camera feeds can be viewed on the AFS Pro 1200 display, with two cameras standard on the luxury cab configuration; these improve visibility day and night. Additional improvements include a semi-active cab suspension option, breakaway-style marker lights and tire pressure monitoring sensors.
Since 1987, Case IH Magnum series tractors have long been known and trusted as the ultimate mix of industry-leading horsepower and fuel efficiency, available in a number of configurations to meet any high-horsepower operation needs. Today, advancements seen in the AFS Connect Magnum series tractors build upon that legacy of agronomic design, efficient power, drivetrain performance and superior transmissions.
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