Case IH launches the new Puma™ 155 tractor and introduces its CVT transmission at this year’s Nampo Harvest Day...

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Case IH launches the new Puma™ 155 tractor and introduces its CVT transmission at this year’s Nampo Harvest Day; The product display on the stand also includes a new Case King T Series backhoe loader, particularly well suited for agricultural applications; The event also sees the public launch of CNH Capital, the financial services arm of CNH specialized in equipment finance

LUGANO, Switzerland -- (May 19, 2011) -- Case IH takes part in the Nampo Harvest Day 2011 with a massive stand, where its range of tractors, rotary combines and sprayers will be well represented. Visitors to the stand will be able to discuss customer support with representatives of the Parts team and of CNH Capital, which makes its first public appearance at the show to present its financing programs developed to meet the specific needs of farming businesses.

Puma 155 – a multi-purpose tractor

The star of the event is the Puma 155 tractor, the brand’s new powerful multi-purpose machine. This 158hp fuel-efficient tractor makes farmers' life much easier; it can handle a wide variety of tasks in many different types of farms, from small grains to row-crop, from hay & forage to vegetable farming.

The Case IH 6.7 liter engine is rated at up to 158 hp / 118 kW and provides excellent power to weight ratio, ensuring fuel efficiency. An additional 25 to 35 hp Power Boost™ is available for mobile PTO and transport applications. This allows the operator to move through tough crop conditions or steep gradients without losing speed or productivity.

The 18x6 Semi Powershift transmission makes it easy to operate the Puma 155 at maximum speed and efficiency. The high-capacity, closed-center pressure-flow compensating hydraulic system handles varied hydraulic demands and is perfectly adapted to the requirements of today’s implements, which require higher flow rates and more accurate control. The system is designed to supply precisely the right amount of hydraulic oil flow required where and when it is needed. This results in highly efficient and economical operation.

The Puma 155 features the biggest cab in its class. The ergonomic design puts armrest-mounted gear, throttle and hitch controls within easy reach of the operator. A central digital display at the front cab corner post provides critical information at a glance. A programmable, electronic end-of-row function automates headland routines and allows the operator to focus on the tractor’s tight turning capability.

Serviceability is also excellent. The large, front toolbox, flip-up hood, central service points, a swing-out radiator-oil cooler: all make maintenance tasks more efficient and quick. In addition, the engine boasts an industry-leading 600-hour service interval, which saves time and lowers operating costs.

CVT Transmission - continuous productivity and fuel savings

Case IH also presents its Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with a dedicated display. This transmission, which leverages more than a decade of Case IH CVT experience and engineering expertise, really puts the operator in control of the tractor’s power. The CVT automatically adjusts to deliver the best possible balance of power and fuel efficiency when needed. Because CVT automatically selects the best gear ratio for the desired speed, the operator no longer has to select or shift gears. The hydro-mechanical drive train delivers power efficiently from standard creep speeds all the way up to 50 kph at a smooth and quiet 1550 engine rpm.

The CVT transmission is in control even when the tractor is at a standstill: the ActiveStop feature holds the tractor and its load stationary, even on a steep incline, and allows the operator to pull away effortlessly without using the clutch and brakes.

Case backhoe loaders and skid steer loaders - assets to the farm

The stand also displays the trusted 410 Series 3 skid steer loader and the new King T Series backhoe loader. These are compact and maneuverable machines that have found a successful place in South African chicken and dairy farm. They can carry out a variety of jobs, such as handling bales, cleaning out the yard and mucking out barns.

The new King T Series comes from a long lineage of powerful and high performance backhoe loaders. The backhoe is designed for strength and precision. The boom dipper and swing cylinders have standard hydraulic end stroke cushioning to improve precision, extend component life and deliver smooth operation. The load sensitive hydraulics ensure that the system only delivers the flow required by the operation, resulting in lower fuel consumption and quieter operation. Maintenance is easy, with the daily check and fill points accessible from ground level. The large fuel tank and lower fuel consumption mean longer working hours between refills.

Financial Services for the Agricultural Equipment Industry

CNH Capital makes its first public appearance at the Nampo Harvest Day. A team will be on the Case IH stand to explain to visitors the financing options available to them. CNH Capital brings to its customers nearly 50 years experience in the equipment finance industry in the global market place, offering competitive financing programs tailored to the specific needs of agricultural businesses.

Notes to the Editor

Case IH products are distributed in South Africa by Northmec, a subsidiary of Invicta Holdings Ltd, which supports its customers through a network of 50 dealers and 20 branches throughout Southern Africa.

Case Construction Equipment is distributed by CSE Equipment, a subsidiary of Invicta Holdings Ltd, which covers the South African and Botswana territory with 4 branches and 13 dealerships.



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