|Case IH Axial-Flow 140 Series Combine|
At the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill., Case IH showcased its updated Axial-Flow 140 series combine. Enhancements to the combine include improved transmission, lightweight concave design, enhanced cleaning system, higher capacity grain handling, better residue management and an intuitive user interface.
The new two-speed electronic shift transmission increases efficiency and allows producers to harvest more acres per day. Operators can select a gear or speed range by the button for a more productive ride. When changing gears, the electronic shift provides quick control, higher speed ranges and greater traction.
A new concave design lightens the workload. At just 38 pounds — less than half the weight of previous models — six lightweight concaves make it easier to tailor the combine to different crop and field types. The concaves also are more accessible thanks to a repositioned tailings elevator.
Built to handle greater capacity at higher speeds, the improved CrossFlow cleaning system automatically detects when the combine is maneuvering on uneven terrain. Side-hill compensation reduces grain loss and boosts productivity by up to 20%. The system also features a six-auger bed system designed to increase cleaning capacity by up to 5,000 bushels per hour.
A larger clean grain elevator and improved delivery auger complement the higher-capacity cleaning enhancements. For better grain unloading efficiency, a new pivoting spout allows adjustments from inside the cab. The remote camera kit makes monitoring and controlling the unloading process easier.
The redesigned residue management system includes a chevron blade-mounting pattern for more consistent distribution and better quality. A new single point “quick latch” system with service lock-out also allows more convenient maintenance.
A user-friendly interface provides greater productivity in real time without getting out of the cab.