Thursday, Case IH introduced its limited edition 50 series axial-flow combine lineup to U.S. farmers with a special-edition 150 series.
New for 2019, the 150 series visually tips its hat to the company’s International Harvester heritage. The styling, paint scheme, side panel model decals and a white roof and rims are reminiscent of the first axial-flow combine brought to market in 1977.
While the appearance of the limited edition 150 series is a nod to the company’s rich heritage, everything else about it is firmly focused on the future of combine technology, notes Kelly Kravig, harvesting marketing manager for the company.
“We’ve increased the capacity, horsepower and grain savings,” Kravig says. “It’s a perfect-sized machine and fits a lot of farmers’ needs because of its capacity, price and flexibility.”
Some of the key features of the 150 series includes:
- Cross Flow Cleaning System: it increases productivity up to 20 percent and is the largest cleaning system in the industry for Class V to VII combines.
- High-capacity harvesting: clean grain elevator handles up to 5,000 bu. per hour
- Two-speed electric shift transmission: it provides 1st gear for harvesting and 2nd gear for roading. It also provides increased propulsion and improved tractive effort for adverse field conditions and to pull out of fields and onto roads easier.
- Residue management system: There are three chopper options—3-bladed discharge beater; standard cut straw chopper; 6-row flail cut chopper.