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Prestigious industry award for Case IH / New Quadtrac series wins the XXL tractor category / Leading agricultural journalists recognise the unique Quadtrac concept
The winner has been found: The Case IH Quadtrac 620 is "Machine of the Year 2014" in the XXL tractor category. On the third evening of this year’s Agritechnica exhibition in Hannover, the industry accolade „Machine of the Year 2014" was awarded to Case IH in the presence of well over 600 participating guests. The highly coveted trophy, which has become an important recognition of achievements in the industry, was awarded because of the innovative concept of the new Case IH Quadtrac series.
In his laudation Agricultural editor Bernd Feuerborn not only acknowledged the nearly 700hp maximum and a torque of up to 3,000 Nm but also highlighted the excellent driving comfort of the most powerful series tractor produced worldwide . The Quadtrac tractors feature the largest cab in the industry and an unsurpassed surround vision. The surveyor™ cab offers an exclusive suspension system which balances and absorbs any forward, sideways or seesaw cab movements, thus providing superior operational comfort and control.
The Quadtrac particularly impressed the jury with its peak performance in terms of traction and soil protection. With four independent tracks, the chassis provides for a consistent footprint of more than 5.6 square metres – exceeding the contact area of comparable tractors in this class by more than 25%. This huge contact area increases traction whilst greatly reducing soil pressure and almost completely avoiding slippage.
All Quadtrac tractors are powered by the new FPT Industrial Cursor 13 engines. This 6 cylinder power source with a capacity of 12.9 litres and two intercoolers, enables a significant improvement in the thermal efficiency of the engine. The new Quadtrac series, presented at
Agritechnica for the first time, is one of the first high performance tractor series to fulfil the tightened Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emission regulations with an SCR-only system.
The newest generation of the Case IH Efficient Power System featuring new and patented exhaust treatment technologies is used to achieve these results.
The new engines with the unique HI-eSCR technology deliver optimised combustion, thus ensuring that the Case IH Quadtrac continues to stay in the lead with regard to fuel efficiency. The patented technology not only provides outstanding cost-effectiveness but also NOx transformation efficiency of 95 percent –setting the standard in the industry.
The engines are aligned to deliver maximum performance without increasing emissions or reducing effectiveness.
The "Machine of the Year 2014" accolade is awarded by technical editors of the Deutscher Landwirtschaftsverlag (German Agricultural Publishers) in cooperation with other European agricultural magazines. For this award, journalists specifically look for innovative and outstanding new developments in agricultural engineering. The "machine of the year" accolade is awarded at the Agritechnica exhibition.
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WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – Nov. 11, 2013 – Members of the state’s largest grassroots farm organization will gather with excitement to hear nationally-renowned economist and futurist, Dr. Jay Lehr, keynote the 95th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), Dec. 3 and 4 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, formerly known as Veterans Auditorium.
To mark the occasion, Governor Terry Branstad has declared Dec. 2-8 as ‘Iowa Farm Bureau Week’ to honor the many accomplishments and contributions of the 95-year-old grassroots farm organization.
“This year our annual meeting theme, ‘Generations of Innovation,’ celebrates the dedication, accomplishments, and potential of our many diverse family farmers. Today’s responsible farmers are dedicated members of their communities,” says IFBF President Craig Hill. “They’re always looking for better ways to provide safe food choices for today’s consumers and embrace innovation and the expertise of others. That’s why we’re bringing a high caliber group of experts like Dr. Lehr, an expert in environmental science with five decades of agricultural economics experience, to speak on a variety of timely agriculture-related subjects.”
In addition to innovative speakers, the 95th IFBF annual meeting will also feature several ‘hands-on’ educational seminars to help Farm Bureau members navigate challenging markets, rules and regulations, the evolution of conservation, as well as preparing for the future and strengthening the family farm legacy. This year the access to expert advice from noted leaders has been expanded to include three separate sessions on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
In addition, Iowa’s best and brightest young farmers will take the stage for the IFBF Young Farmer Discussion Meet Dec. 3, competing for the state title, a John Deere X320 riding lawn mower, and the chance to advance to the national competition during the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Convention, January 12-15, in San Antonio, Texas.
IFBF President and Milo farmer Craig Hill will address members and special guests on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 8:15 a.m. The organization will celebrate the generations of innovation and contributions dedicated Farm Bureau members have made with a recognition luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 3, at noon and a young farm leaders’ achievement luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 12:30 p.m.
Farm Bureau’s voting delegate session will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Accomplished trumpeter, Jesse McGuire, will provide entertainment on Tuesday, Dec 3, during the Recognition Luncheon. Michael Sarver, a singer and finalist on the eighth season of American Idol¸ will close out the 2013 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 4, following the Young Farmers Luncheon.
Members can register for the 2013 IFBF Annual Meeting at their county Farm Bureau offices. For a complete listing of events and activities, visit www.iowafarmbureau.com.
Dave Miller from The Des Moines Register took aim at the AP story about ethanol. Read the opinion piece here.
Check out this story in Iowa Farming Today about Family roots!