The latest in engine and emission technology solutions has hit Australian shores with the arrival of Case IH's freshly upgraded Puma tractor series.
It is the first major styling update to the Puma line-up in more than a decade.
The MY2021 Tier 5 Puma series sports a distinctive new hood with the latest Case IH family styling, and all models now meet Tier 5 emission standards.
The new models have a long wheelbase and range from 138 to 179 kilowatts (185 to 240 horsepower) and still feature an impressive 6.7-litre FPT Industrial six-cylinder engine.
Available with a continuously variable transmission, this tractor is designed to generate power and optimise fuel efficiency.
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Case IH ANZ mid-horsepower and compact tractors product manager Seamus McCarthy said the reliability of the Puma range has always made it attractive to customers.
Mr McCarthy said they had taken this appeal to the next level with the new design and feature updates.
"Emission-compliant power has been a major focus of research and development at Case IH and these new Pumas feature the latest in this technology," he said.
"Our patented High Efficiency Selective Catalytic Reduction exhaust gas after treatment ensures we meet emissions standards without the need for exhaust recirculation, which optimises engine power and performance for customers."
Engine service interval levels have been extended to an industry-leading 750 hours, while transmission oil service intervals have been pushed out to 1500 hours. In turn, this means fewer oil and filter changes over the lifetime of a machine, lowering the cost of ownership.
New front axle suspension improvements include reactive steering as standard, which allows the wheels to return to a straight position after making a turn, creating an enhanced ride for operators. An adaptive steering control option allows smooth operation and accurate steering in both field and road operations.
The CVT transmission is renowned for offering intelligent efficiency. In the new Puma models, there's improved acceleration and deceleration, better shuttle behaviour, as well as drive pedal sensitivity, cruise control override, better multi-controller sensitivity, and position detection.
Other optional features include a hood-mounted camera and fully integrated front hitch, with increased linkage travel and front wheel clearance.
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