Case IH Expands CVT Offerings
Case IH has announced that Case IH continuously variable transmissions (CVT) technology is now available for the Maxxum tractor line up, with Maxxum 110, 120 and 130 CVT options. Case IH CVT was first introduced into the North American market with the Puma family in 2008.
CVT combines the stepless speed variability of a hydrostatic transmission with the mechanical efficiency of a traditional gear transmission. “It delivers power to the ground efficiently at every speed, for the ultimate in smooth, stepless shifting,” said Dave Bogan, marketing manager for Puma and Maxxum tractors. “From creeper speeds as low as 98 feet per hour for vegetable growers, all the way up to 30 miles per hour for transport operations.”
Bogan added that by pulling a multifunction handle all the way back, will stop the tractor without having to push the clutch. This functionality also applies to the foot throttle and is especially useful when backing the tractor up to hitch to implements, he said.