Case tractor breaks performance and efficiency records

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A Case wheeled tractor has officially set new records in fluid efficiency and drawbar horsepower levels.

Tests of the Steiger 620 at the University of Nebraska’s Tractor Test Laboratory (NTTL) have confirmed that the machine scores the highest in both categories, as well as achieving maximum pull.

Equivalent to the Quadtrac 620, the largest model in the Case range of wheeled tractors, the vehicle provided a reading of 594.08hp (the highest horsepower figure recorded at the NTTL); a maximum drawbar fuel efficiency rating of 242g/kWH; and produced 75% of maximum pull power at 257g/kWH fuel use.

Case IH Steiger tractor marketing manager Ulrich Sommer said, “Those figures are backed up by similar results from the next model in the Steiger range, the 580, which scored the second-highest drawbar fuel economy figures ever recorded at the facility, at 243g/kWh, a figure 6.63% lower than the tested competition in its power class.

“Case IH Steiger and Quadtrac engines, made in-house by Case IH’s sister company FPT, feature a design in which there is no particulate filter to clean, no regeneration period, and 600 hours between oil changes. That translates to average fluid operating costs (diesel plus DEF) that are 2.2% lower across the 370-620hp Steiger tractor range when measured against comparable competitor models.”

The NTTL is the officially-designated tractor testing station for the USA and tests tractors according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) codes, with 29 countries adhering to the test codes and active test stations in 25 countries.

May 12, 2017 

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