Case has been building tractors for well over 150 years and is one of the most respected names in the farming equipment industry. In the 1980s, Case and International Harvester eventually merged to become Case IH, the brand we know so well today, and their signature red tractors continue to be among the best a farmer can buy.

Just keep in mind that no matter how reliable a tractor is, it will still need to be serviced regularly. No need to mention that a reliable and efficient tractor combined with the correct Case IH service manual will give you years of productivity while keeping downtimes to a minimum, and all that without breaking the bank.

So now that this is out of the way, which Case IH tractor should you go for?

Steiger Series

The Steiger Series is the largest and most powerful of Case IH’s current tractor lineup. It’s an articulated, four-wheel drive tractor with engine variants from 370 hp to an industry-leading 620 hp. Also worth mentioning, this series is available with an optional CVX transmission allowing operators to set the speed from 3 feet per minute up to 25 mph and wheeled or track-drive configurations. Tracks are easier on the soil, provide better traction, and a smoother ride, while wheeled configurations are more appropriate for row crops.

Steiger tractors feature one of the most comfortable cabins in the segment. The 45-degree swivel seat allows for a 360-degree and unobstructed view of the drawbar, making connecting equipment faster and easier.

While new tractors include a three-year, 2,000-hour warranty, you’ll often find better deals on used models that are out of warranty. Of course, don’t even consider buying one without first getting your hands on a Case IH service manual for Steiger-series tractors. Doing so will help you save money by showing you how to maintain and replace parts on your own. Don’t have one? Take a look at eManualOnline. Digital repair manuals are super-easy to use and cost a lot less than calling a mobile mechanic.

Magnum Series

The Case IH Magnum Series launched in 1997 and continues to be a popular choice for fleets and farmers in need of a four-wheel-drive tractor. Current models are available with 180-380 hp engines, two transmission options, and optional equipment like LED lighting and bucket loaders.

These non-articulating tractors have many valuable features, including some of the best fuel mileage numbers in the industry. Moreover, according to the Case IH operators manual for the Magnum series, you can check fluid levels from the ground, which makes staying on top of inspections more practical and increases the run-time of the tractor.

Like the Steiger series, the Magnum is available in wheeled or track drive configurations. However, Case IH also offers a front-wheel/rear-track setup for maximum maneuverability and traction. It also features a 360-degree view from the cab and has optional heated and cooled seats.

Puma Series

The Puma series is intended as a versatile tractor, useful for dairy and mixed-crop farmers. The line provides 150-240 hp engines with excellent fuel efficiency. It’s also available in several wheeled configurations along with optional transmission technology, offering an ideal solution for many farmers.

Besides, with a 750-hour service interval, you won’t need to check your Case tractor manual that often. Indeed, the Puma series is specifically engineered to provide long-term service with minimal downtime. And of course, it offers the convenience of an ergonomically designed cabin with 360-degree views and even has a built-in cooler to keep your drinks chill.

Maxxum Series

While the Puma series is designed for dairy work, Case IH builds the Maxxum for handling more problematic tasks you may encounter in the field. The engine range goes from 116 to 145 hp and provides operators with 600-hour service intervals and oil changes.

The Maxxum tractors are also equipped with a PTO drive with reverse capabilities, and various front axle configurations give these tractors unprecedented functionality. Even the design of service points is intended to make maintenance fast and simple.

Vestrum Series

The Vestrum tractors are intended for smaller operations that require a robust but versatile tractor. With either a 100 hp or 130 hp engine and the ability to lift up to 6,700 pounds, the Vestum is an ideal model for numerous operations where a larger tractor isn’t suitable.

The Vestrum series offers a choice of 28-speed PowerDrive or CVX transmission delivering smooth and controllable speeds. It’s also available with the exclusive Advanced Farming Systems technology that allows you to monitor your tractor’s performance in the field while giving you unprecedented levels of information.

Farmall Series

The Farmall tractors are the smallest and most affordable models from Case IH, available with or without cab and in different widths, created explicitly for working between vineyard rows. Power levels range from 35 hp to 140 hp.

These low-cost, job-specific designs combine the durability and reliable service of larger Case tractors with a nimble footprint, making them ideal for use with a loader bucket. Included PTO power also makes it simple to operate a wide range of equipment on your farm.

Last Words

We will never say it again. No matter which Case IH tractor you own or how reliable it is or not, a Case tractor repair manual is your best bet to prevent downtime and save on maintenance. Not only will it allow you to complete most of the recommended services on your own but you’ll also save money and get your tractor back in the field a lot faster that way. And after all, that’s precisely the type of Do-It-Yourself mentality that makes you a successful farmer, right?

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New poll finds that 80% of UK drivers are concerned about the price of electric vehicles (EVs), with other concerns cited around longevity of battery life, EV charger network infrastructure and the time it takes to charge EVs

Guildford, UK – November 2021: Global IoT connectivity specialist, Eseye, has announced the findings from a recent independent consumer poll that probes UK driver appetite around the transition to EVs. The poll found that the biggest factor under consideration when UK drivers are deciding to switch to EVs is the price with 65% stating this. The second biggest influencing factor was around environmental concerns (62%), with 45% admitting that the recent petrol crisis had bought this into even sharper focus, influencing their decision to buy an EV.

With the COP26 UN Climate Summit re-focusing global opinions on climate change, understanding driver sentiment around EVs is critical at a time when the pathway to accelerated EV adoption is being laid out. This makes understanding the factors for and against EV adoption of vital global importance.

Eseye commissioned independent research company, Opinion Matters, to poll 1,114 UK drivers from across the UK in October 2021. Additionally, the research looked at demographics such as age, gender, and how this affects attitudes towards adoption of EVs.

Other key survey findings include:

Drivers switching to EVs want to be assured that there is a reliable, available infrastructure to support them. Rapid, dependable charge point connectivity is essential to ensure customers have a swift and stress-free charging experience.

Nick Earle, CEO, Eseye comments: “It is interesting our poll found that the closer UK drivers get to switching to EVs, the less they are concerned about environmental issues and the more they are concerned about performance, price and the overall charging infrastructure and experience. Therefore, educating people who are further out from buying an EV on these aspects could potentially influence their decision and accelerate the switch.”

The survey revealed mixed views on charging experiences. The majority (59%) find that charging points are relatively easy to use, compared to 34% who find the process complicated. Over a quarter of respondents (33%) find that public charge points are not always available when they need to recharge.

Additionally, when asked how important it is to manage their ownership or lease of their EV in one place through an app or website, over two thirds (68%) said this was either very or fairly important. This would enable EV drivers to have billing, details on charge points and other information streamlined and easily available. This rises to 84% among experienced EV users indicating that central management is of real-world value to the EV owning community.

Demographic differences

The poll found that environmental concerns, the recent petrol crisis and climate change legislation was more of an influencing factor for women than men, while price was more of an influencing factor for men (67%) than women (63%). However, running costs were more of a concern for women (67%) than men (60%). Surprisingly range anxiety was more of a concern for men (73%) than women (68%).

The commuting age groups were definitely more concerned about all the infrastructure, charging networks and connectivity issues, thinking about the practical issues of running an EV. While price was a big influence on 46-55 age category (67%) and 66+ (71%). In fact, price was the highest concern for 95% of the 66+ age group. The 17–25-year-old category are most convinced that EVs are a solution to help tackle the climate crisis and are more open to the transition to EVs than other age categories.

Regional variances

Out of the different regions polled, Greater London is more influenced by price and environmental concerns, perhaps owing to recent legislation on vehicle emissions in this area. Northern Ireland scored higher than other regions on concerns around the availability of charge points (89%), the longevity of EV battery technology (89%) concerns over EV performance (78%) and range anxiety (78%). This indicates that there is a long way to go to educate drivers in Northern Ireland about the benefits of EVs.

Nick Earle concludes: “Transport is now the largest sector for UK greenhouse gas emissions and the transition to zero-emission vehicles is therefore vital to realising the UK’s net-zero ambitions. Sustainable mobility is not something that will happen in the future — it is happening now. However, we must educate UK drivers around not only the benefits, but provide the reassurance that the infrastructure, the charging network and the management tools are in place and ready to support their transition away from fossil fuel-based vehicles.”

Eseye is leading the charge as the IoT connectivity provider of choice for the EV sector with its AnyNet+ SIM and Intelligent IoT Connectivity Platform. Its portfolio of high-profile clients is fast-growing to include Pod Point, Shell NewMotion, BP Chargemaster. In October, Eseye announced that it has also been selected by InstaVolt, the UK’s leading EV charge point network provider, to deliver ultra-reliable cellular connectivity for its rapidly growing EV charging network across the UK.

About Eseye

Eseye empowers businesses to embrace IoT without limits. We help them to visualise the impossible and bring those solutions to life through innovative IoT cellular connectivity solutions that enable our customers to drive up business value, deploy differentiated experiences, and disrupt their markets.

Our pioneering technology allows businesses to overcome the complexity of IoT deployment and develop, deploy, and manage IoT projects without the fear of getting it wrong. We guide them every step of the way. Supported by a powerful partner ecosystem, we seamlessly connect devices across 190 countries, agnostic to over 700 available global networks.

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