Friday, 17 January 2020 10:10

Axial Flow combines updated for 2020

Written by  Mark Daniel
The Axial Flow 150 Series. The Axial Flow 150 Series.

Case IH’S Axial-Flow 140 series combines – aimed at mid-sized farms and contracting businesses – have become the Axial-Flow 150 series for 2020.

Said to utilise a design that uses simple, proven concepts; Axial-Flow principles work equally as well in mid-range machines as they do in the larger models, with the focus on a single rotor design. 

Upgrades from the previous 140 series in the new 150 series combines’ can be specified with IF800/65 R32 tyres to minimize ground pressure with a bigger footprint and benefit from an overall width that is under 3.5m. This allows the machines to still travel easily on narrow roads. 

Both 150 and 250 series machines can be specified with an LED lighting package with long distance and row finder lights. Deliveries of Axial-Flow 150 units will begin in March 2020.

Upgrades for the previously launched 250 series combines is a feeder/elevator option with a higher lift capacity, enabling the easy handling of larger headers. 

At last year’s launch, the introduction of AFS Harvest Command™ automation; helped the operator by selecting preferences in areas such as grain loss, grain quality, constant throughput and maximum capacity. 

For 2020, improved initial settings are said to lead to increased work rates and tonnages per hour, while the introduction of a new 24-inch, four roller suspended rubber track system – offering a 3.5m transport width. 

New for the 5150, 6150 and 7150 Axial-Flow combines are FPT Industrial engines meeting Stage II emissions regulations. These have respective rated power outputs of 278, 333 and 380hp.

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