Friday, 15 March 2024 11:55

Biggest Quadtrac coming to NZ!

Written by  Mark Daniel
Case IH’s biggest tractor – the Steiger 715 Quadtrac – is about to be introduced into both NZ and Australia. Case IH’s biggest tractor – the Steiger 715 Quadtrac – is about to be introduced into both NZ and Australia.

In the biggest announcement that Case IH Australia/New Zealand has made around its tractor range, its biggest tractor is about to be introduced into both markets.

The Steiger 715 Quadtrac – the most powerful Steiger ever and currently the highest horsepower tractor available in the local market – features an engine rated for 715 continuous horsepower (527 kilowatts) and 778 peak horsepower. The machine is said to be capable of putting more power to the ground and can do more in a day, while being agile and versatile enough to navigate a single lane of traffic.

Key features include a new heavyduty undercarriage with a longer track design for improved traction and flotation. This complement’s the tractor’s high horsepower, while still reducing soil compaction and delivering more power to the ground.

The FPT 16-Litre TST twinstage- turbo Tier 2 engine sees a 23% increase in displacement over the 13L it replaces.

This in turn is mated to a 16-speed PowerDrive powershift transmission. Additionally, there is a greater capacity at the three-point linkage, with full engine power available through all of the linkage’s working range.

On a practical front, daily servicing is made easier with 31% greater access from re-designed engine hood.

This allows debris shields to be easily removed without the need for tools, giving greater access around the engine. The fuel capacity is also increased to allow longer periods in the paddock before the need to refuel.

Improved visibility from the operator’s cab is achieved via the newly re-styled cab interior, bonnet and exhaust and increased LED lighting power. A newly designed exterior cab roof layout sees integrated overhead grab rails for safe access right around the cab, along with powerful LED work lighting and integrated antenna for implement tyre pressure monitoring.

Options include, the dual Pro 1200 displays for increased functionality, a ventilated and heated leather seat, a telescoping steering wheel with memory lock and a leather MultiControl armrest.

Justin Bryant, Case IH ANZ Steiger product manager, says it is the largest, most powerful tractor Case IH has produced.

“As part of the Quadtrac family, it further complements the proud history of this dynamic range which was introduced in 1996.”

The arrival of the Steiger 715 Quadtrac complements the MY24 AFS Connect Steiger model offering announced in August of last year. This includes Rowcrop Wheeled models from 425 – 525hp; Wideframe Wheeled models from 555 – 645hp; Scraper models 555 – 645hp; Quadtrac models from 475 – 645hp; and Rowtrac models from 425 – 525hp.

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