The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ (ASABE) 2018 AE50 list has included nine innovative product technologies from Case IH and New Holland Agriculture, the global agricultural equipment brands of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI). The AE50 awards honor the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. Companies from around the world submit entries to the annual competition, of which 50 of the best products are judged by a panel of international engineering experts as being the best to advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries.
Case IH has received four 2018 AE50 awards. The In-Cab Split-Row Lift System for Case IH Early Riser® 2140 Pivot Transport Planter hydraulically lifts split row units to switch crop types, eliminating manual lifting or lowering of up to 16 rows. The CVXDrive™ for Case IH Steiger® and Quadtrac® tractors is the first continuously variable transmission for an articulated four-wheel drive tractor and delivers the highest horsepower available on the market: up to 605 at peak. The Nutri-Placer 930 HSLD (High-Speed Low Disturbance) Fertilizer Applicator can cover over 500 acres in a day. The Trident 5550 Liquid/Dry Combination Applicator is the industry’s first combination applicator on a true row-crop chassis and is able to be changed from liquid to dry in under an hour.
New Holland Agriculture has five innovations named to the top 50. The Dynamic Command™ transmission is an industry-exclusive for T6 tractors in the 95 to 120 horsepower segment and enhances productivity with more gears in the working range. CustomSteer™ is a new variable ratio steering feature, available on T6 and T7 series tractors, that reduces the numbers of turns required to achieve lock-to-lock steering. The IntelliTurn™ end-of-row turning automation raises the bar for in-field efficiency by executing end-of-row turns on behalf of the operator in even the most challenging field shapes. It is offered on T6, T7, T8 and T9 tractors. The Optispread Plus™ residue management system for New Holland CR combines provides an improved residue spreading solution to combine operators, delivering excellent chopping performance and even spreading of the residue over the width of current and future combine headers. The Guardian SP310F high clearance self-propelled front boom sprayer is designed to give operators the flexibility to spray effectively across all crops and during all stages of crop growth thanks to its industry-leading crop clearance of up to 78 inches.
London, December 13, 2017