To meet the needs of growers looking for increased efficiency and productivity, Case IH’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is now available as an option on the Puma 165, 180, 195 and 210 tractor models.
The CVT introduction also includes a new range-topping model, the Puma 225.
"The Puma range already includes a number of features, such as Engine Power Boost, four-post cabin and high ground clearance, which make it ideal for use in hay, dairy, broadacre and cane haulage operations," Case IH tractor brand manager John Dreves said.
"The CVT option will see the Puma range deliver further benefits to farmers right across the country with features such as Automatic Productivity Management (APM) and Active Stop Control."
For hay and haulage operations, the Puma’s Engine Power Boost, which provides additional engine power of up to 37 Hp for demanding implements, comes into its own.
The APM, which adjusts engine and transmission ratio automatically for fuel efficiency or productivity, makes it ideal for use in broadacre and spray operations.
Hay baling operations also benefit from the Puma’s Active Stop Control feature which allows for easier stops and starts on inclines, without the need for clutching and braking.
"For dairy and cane operations, the Puma’s excellent visibility and tight turning radius of just
6.1m is a standout feature," Mr Dreves said.
"If you add to this the Puma’s excellent row crop clearance, and class leading power-to-weight ratio, it’s easy to see why it’s considered one of the most versatile tractors around."
The new Puma 225 has a maximum engine power of 185 kW (251 hp) available during PTO, transport and demanding hydraulic operations.