Case IH Farmall compact tractors now feature an exclusive continuously variable transmission (CVT) option available for the Farmall 40, 45 and 50, the company says.

A CVT option empowers Case IH Farmall customers to get more done in less time while maximizing fuel efficiency and managing operating costs.

Ideal for optimizing fuel efficiency and simplifying use, the Continuously Variable Transmission option is now available on all Case IH Farmall Class 3 cab tractors, including the Farmall 40, 45 and 50.

Because CVT automatically selects the best gear ratio for the desired speed, the operator no longer has to select or shift gears. "It eliminates the need for clutching or shifting which means operators may prefer a Farmall with CVT to their car. In fact, pulling a load with a CVT equipped Farmall is easier than driving a pickup with an automatic transmission," says Greg Lucey, Case IH Farmall marketing manager.

Optimizing both fuel efficiency and power needs, the CVT option is available on all Case IH Farmall Class 3 tractors, including the Farmall 40, 45 and 50. Unlike standard transmissions, which have a distinct number of gear ratios, a CVT has an infinite number of gear ratios, which allow the engine to always run at its most efficient speed -- regardless of ground speed. And unlike hydrostatic transmissions that depend on speed for higher torque, a CVT is more efficient when pulling a load.

While CVT is becoming more common in high-horsepower tractors, it is a technology not commonly found in compact tractors. "As a full-line equipment company, Case IH is able to utilize technology developed for larger tractors and integrate it into the Farmall line," Lucey explains.

"When Farmall tractors were first introduced in 1923, they featured a revolutionary narrow design and higher ground clearance -- and more than 85 years later, they continue to lead the industry in innovation."

Known for rugged versatility, proven performance, and functional design and powered by Tier 3-compliant diesel engines with 40, 45 and 50 engine horsepower respectively, the new Case IH Farmall tractors with CVT transmissions are the ultimate workhorses.

"Easily equipped with a large variety of well-matched implements, these Farmall CVT tractors are ideal for nearly any job -- whether you're hauling, mowing, loading, towing or blowing," says Lucey.

"If you're looking for a high-spec compact tractor, a Case IH Farmall with CVT is the machine for you," says Lucey. "And, equally important, for those not interested in bells and whistles, Case IH continues to offer base Farmall models with highly competitive pricing and industry-leading standard features."