CaseIH launches new tractor lines


Case IH announces new lines and upgrades for all tractors ranging from 40 to 240 PTO hp.

"At Case IH, we pride ourselves on providing a full line of equipment designed to help growers increase their productivity," says Jim Irwin, vice president of the Case IH North American agricultural business. "With the launch of these four industry-leading tractor lines, we are able to provide our customers and dealers with ranges of tractors that will compete favorably with anything on the market."

The lines being introduced are:

  • The Maxxima family of utility tractors, including:
  • JX Series Maxxima utility tractors, ranging from 42 to 80 PTO hp
  • JXU Series Maxxima utility tractors, ranging from 66 to 82 PTO hp
  • MXM Series Maxxum row-crop tractors, ranging from 95 to 160 PTO hp
  • MX Series Magnum row-crop tractors, ranging from 170 to 240 PTO hp

Maxxima utility tractors The new utility tractor lines also feature a new name badge – Maxxima.

"We’re taking this opportunity to unveil a family name for our new utility lines," Irwin says. "The Maxxima name comes from some of the same Latin roots as its big brothers, Magnum and Maxxum, signifying its important place in the Case IH lineup."

Value-packed JX Series Maxxima tractors are available in either 2-wheel drive or mechanical front-wheel drive configurations, with a cab or flat-deck ROPS. This line is well suited to hobby and lifestyle farmers, homeowners and producers looking for an affordable alternative.

"The JX Series offers tremendous value in a no-nonsense chore tractor," says Irwin. "The simple, well-proven mechanical design offers key features like an optional cab, mechanical front-wheel drive, a left-hand shuttle and differential lock."

The JXU Series Maxxima line offers three powershift transmission options, including a deluxe 24x24 two-speed powershift that uses an electronic-over-hydraulic powershuttle for fingertip control.

"Full-featured Case IH JXU Series Maxxima utility tractors were designed to meet the day-to-day needs of dairy and cow-calf operations," Irwin notes. "Whether it’s loader work, mowing and baling hay, or field cultivation, JXU tractors deliver reliable productivity."

MXM Series Maxxum tractors The MXM Series Maxxum tractors, completely redesigned for 2002, are high-performance, versatile row crop tractors. Like the JXU, the MXM Series simplifies materials handling operations with a clutchless, left-hand shuttle, joystick operation, and mechanical or hydraulic self-leveling loaders. Unlike the JXU, the MXM Series is designed for heavy field work, with a 7.5-liter turbocharged engine, 18X6 full powershift transmission, end-of-row functions and a headland management control system.

"The headland management control system allows the operator to record up to 28 tasks commonly performed at the headland, such as raising and lowering implements and shifting gears," explains Irwin. "Once programmed, the tractor will perform these functions automatically, saving operators time and fatigue."

MX Series Magnum tractors The MX Series Magnum tractors are the row crop workhorses from Case IH. Their proven performance is enhanced with a suspended front axle, performance monitor, Positive Response seat, and redesigned transmission and engine that provide smoother shifting and increased fuel efficiency under heavy loads.

"Fuel efficiency and field efficiency are extremely important to our customers," Irwin explains. "So we redesigned our engines to increase the horsepower rating while maintaining peak torque at 2,000 rpm, which saves fuel and extends engine life."

LX Series loaders A new line of Case IH loaders also is being unveiled. LX Series loaders, with lift capacities ranging from 2,650 to 5,300 pounds, are designed to match up with all four of the tractor lines being introduced. The loaders offer both standard and one-lever quick connect hydraulic attachments, a full range of bucket and attachment options, and optional mechanical or hydraulic self-leveling.

"The Case IH LX Series loaders were designed to match up with our new tractors and meet the needs of the growers who want the best complete package," Irwin adds. "The low-profile design combined with the Case IH sloped front hood tractor styling provides unmatched visibility to the bucket and easy access to daily service points."

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