Launched at the Wimmera Field Days, the Case IH Axial-Flow 150 Series combine is a celebration of the company’s International Harvester heritage.
On display this year at Henty, the combine features a heritage-inspired paint scheme with the traditional IH white roof and rims as well as side-panel decals reminiscent of the first Axial-Flow introduced into the market over 40 years ago.
The special-edition Axial-Flow was announced in North America in July, 2018, receiving a great deal of interest among long-time followers of the combine, and its arrival in Australia is a proud moment for the Australia/New Zealand Case IH team.
Case IH ANZ hay and harvest product manager Tim Slater said the idea was conceived after an Axial Flow was presented in the 40th anniversary colours at AgQuip in 2017.
Mr Slater said the combine represented an increase in capcity, horsepower and grain savings.
“Many farmers will find it suits their needs perfectly because of its productivity enhancements, price and flexibility,’’ he said.
While honouring the company’s history, the 150 Series also reflects its future direction and emphasis on technological advancement and productivity gains.
Among the key features are a cross-flow cleaning system, the largest cleaning system for a Class V to VII combine in the industry, featuring side hill compensation and industry leading clean out.
A two-speed electric shift transmission is designed for simplicity and to use first gear for harvesting and second gear for road transport.
It also provides increased propulsion in difficult field conditions.
The residue management systems feature an integral straw chopper, and hydraulically driven dual disc spreaders for improved machine access and performance.