December 24, 2013
Case IH has expanded its MagnumTM Series to include the new Magnum 370 CVT.
The new model is ideal for today’s large-scale implements and will deliver power to the ground with ease and efficiency.
In addition to the Magnum 370 CVT, the Case IH Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) transmission will be released as an additional option for the Magnum 235, 260, 290, 315 and 340 models.
“The new Magnum 370 CVT is our most powerful front wheel assist tractor yet, and continues to deliver the efficient power that the Magnum Series is known for,” says Peter Elias, Case IH Product Specialist for Tractors.
“This new addition to the Magnum Series is designed to deliver power to the ground with larger implements such as planters and tillage rigs that bring economies of scale to large operations.”
The new Magnum 370 features the efficient 8.7L Case IH FPT Industrial engine, which delivers up to 419 maximum boosted engine horsepower with outstanding fuel efficiency and low operating cost.
Its heavy-duty Surround Frame provides the framework and “working-weight” ballast needed to transfer high horsepower levels to the ground. To harness this added power, the new Magnum 370 will feature a heavier final drive and rear axle assembly.
“The new CVT transmission for the Magnum models provides excellent mechanical efficiency through an industry-leading four-gear range system,” says Peter.
“With the Case IH CVT transmission, you can go from 0 to 50km per hour without having to manually shift. Since the MultiControl handle operates like a propulsion lever, you have more opportunity to concentrate on the task at hand,” adds Peter.
“You get the optimum combination of power, efficiency and ease of operation. CVT allows your tractor to find the sweet spot between power and efficiency, homing in on the optimal combination of engine RPM and transmission gear for the task.”
The new CVT transmission provides smooth operation with seamless shifting and a continuous selection of working speeds.
The simplicity of Case IH CVT technology also makes it ideal for less experienced operators and hired help. The MultiControl armrest controls the CVT transmission in a manner similar to, yet even easier to operate than traditionalCase IH full Powershift transmissions.
“It’s an easy transition for older hands along with an easy learning curve for new operators,” Peter says.
“With the new CVT transmission and added power in the Magnum 370, producers can take on today’s larger jobs, allowing producers to expand their operation.”