The Case IH AFS Connect Magnum tractor range now has a 400 horsepower option in the Australian and NZ market.
The 400hp (298 kilowatts) model is available in both wheeled and Rowtrac models in response to market demand.
"Versatility is the key to the AFS Connect Magnum 400. This is a genuine multi-purpose tractor that will succeed in a broadacre business but it could adapt just as easily to the tasks required around an irrigation operation," Case IH high horsepower product manager for Australia and NZ, Alyx Selsmeyer, said.
"Tillage, seeding, irrigation, row cropping - the Magnum 400 can do everything required, making it an attractive option for those looking for value for money and who may have fewer options when it comes to labour. It's a significant addition to our product line-up," she said.
The 400 also featured an upgraded 21-by-5 transmission with 21 speeds forward and 5 reverse, Ms Selsmeyer said.
The transmission had been designed for the additional horsepower above and beyond the previous Magnum line-up but also for the versatility, variety and range of tasks this Magnum can perform, Ms Selsmeyer said.
"Having more available power to the ground gives producers increased productivity in the likes of high-speed planting, heavy tillage applications and seedbed preparation," she said.
Other features of the AFS Connect 400 included a major increase in machine connectivity, with remote display viewing, remote servicing abilities from a Case IH dealer and a new AFS Connect mobile app and portal to help stay connected to the tractor no matter where the farmer was located.
The 400 also had increased integration and customisation, meaning an operator could configure the tractor's electronics to simplify day-to-day tasks.
It also had a refined multi-control armrest with configurable remotes, a multi-function handle with four programmable hot key buttons and an encoder knob for total control at the operator's fingertips.
"The advancement in the mechanics of the new Magnum is a big step forward but when combined with the AFS Connect technology, it's a game changer," Ms Selsmeyer said.
"Farmers in this market have been asking for additional horsepower in the Magnum range for some time, and now we can offer them more power combined with a superior level of technology, all in the one machine. It's an exciting expansion of our product line and the benefits for farmers and their business are enormous."
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