2016 Case IH Axial-Flow 140 combines feature several enhancements

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Operator comfort and greater productivity highlight new enhancements to the 2016 Case IH lineup of high-horsepower tractors and combines.

Led by significant updates to the Axial-Flow 140 series combines, the 2016 line also features innovative new offerings across the iconic Steiger tractor series.

The company’s AFS Connect advanced farm-management system also has received a number of upgrades, including two-way wireless data transfer and some of the widest coverage available.

Axial-Flow 140 series combines help producers harvest more of what they grow.

“The redesigned Axial-Flow 140 series continues a tradition of delivering superior harvesting and threshing performance,” Nate Weinkauf, manager of Cash Crop Marketing for Case IH North America, said. “We’ve added several productivity-enhancing features requested by producers to put more higher-quality grain in the tank.”

Key 2016 Axial-Flow 140 series enhancements include:

*Improved transmission: New two-speed electronic shift transmission increases efficiency and allows producers to harvest more acres per day. Operators can simply select a gear or speed range by the button for a smoother, more-productive ride. When changing gears, the electronic shift provides quick and seamless control, higher speed ranges and greater traction.

*Lightweight concave design: 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. Plus, the concaves are even more accessible, thanks to a repositioned tailings elevator.