Case IH Expands B100 Biodiesel Use

Posted on December 3, 2007

Case IH has extended its recommendations on the use of biofuels to include B100 biodiesel on more of its farm equipment models. The company said B100 can now be used on nearly all Case IH medium- to high-horsepower tractors, combines, windrowers, and most self-propelled sprayers and cotton pickers -- so long as proper protocols are followed for engine operation and maintenance.

According to Case IH, recommended practices include sourcing pre-blended biodiesel from reliable suppliers, following proper filter and oil change intervals and - in some cases - having dealers install special parts to help the vehicle perform as expected with a higher percentage of biodiesel.

New approvals for use of B100 apply to Case IH JX Series, JXC Series, JXN Series and JXU Series tractors, as well as the full-line up of Maxxum, Puma and Magnum tractors - including the new Magnum 335. All new Steiger tractors also are approved for B100, except the highest horsepower model, the Steiger 535.

Other Case IH models approved for B100 are the new Module Express 625 module-building cotton picker and SPX 3320 and SPX 4420 self-propelled sprayers.