The most popular machines in the Case IH Farmlift line of telescopic loaders gain a number of new features for 2019, to further improve capacity, comfort and performance.
Lift capacities have been increased on key models to help users boost productivity by loading more with each cycle and thereby reduce cycle numbers per task. Maximum load capacity on the two models with 6m maximum lift height has been increased by 100kg. As a result, the Farmilft 633 has a maximum lift capacity of 3,300kg, while the 636 has a maximum lift capacity of 3,600kg. The 7m lift height Farmlift 737 has an additional 200kg lift capacity, with a maximum capacity of 3,700kg.
The 7m/4,200kg Farmlift 742 and the 9.1m/3,500kg Farmlift 935 remain unchanged in terms of lift capacity, but the full range benefits from a number of other upgrades, key among them being a new transmission offering, designed to help buyers specify the system best suited to their workload.
Farmlift 633, 737 and 935 models are equipped as standard with a four forward/three reverse transmission, with manual shifting. As an option they can be specified with a six forward/three reverse semi-automatic transmission, which operates automatically through gears four, five and six. Both transmissions are capable of a maximum 34kph top speed.
Standard on the 636 and 742 models is a six forward/three reverse transmission, which is fully automatic through the forward speeds, and can also be operated semi-automatically through forward gears four, five and six, making for smoother road travel. These models also benefit from 40kph top speed for faster travel between jobs, and a memory shuttle feature, where the power shuttle selects the last-used forward and reverse gear when changing direction, to ensure smooth shuttling.
Both transmissions feature a new electronic modulation system, which further enhances the smoothness of shifting and shuttling, and increases driving comfort as a result. Gear ratios have been improved to enhance performance in situations where high traction is required, such as travelling on slopes, climbing silage clamps or when operating on loading applications. In addition, all models now benefit from the more efficient torque converter. Combined with the new gear ratios, top speed is reached faster and more power is delivered to the ground. Other driveline updates include a new industrial tyre option for those operating mostly on hard surfaces. Available for all models, the Michelin BibLoad tyres are supplied in a 460/70 R24 size.
Other new features on the revised Farmlift models include a number of upgrades designed to improve driver comfort. Automatic steering alignment, which is available on all models, eliminates the need to ensure the front and rear wheels are aligned before changing steering modes. Meanwhile, connecting attachments that require auxiliary hydraulic power is made easier with the new option of an auxiliary pressure release (APR) switch, sited on the front light support bracket, for remote actuation of the hydraulic valve.
Two automatic lubrication system options, fully integrated into the machine, are now available for all models, to ensure all chassis and boom greasing points are lubricated as required without the need for operator intervention. The first is an electronically-controlled pump for greasing of chassis, axles, boom pivot points and cylinders, while the second is a hydraulically-operated lubrication pump sited on the boom headstock that greases all boom movement points. This second option is controlled by the movement of the tilt ram cylinder. Both options are designed to ensure grease points are always correctly lubricated, while allowing the operator to cut servicing time and keep clean hands.
In the cab, driver comfort is enhanced by a new seat option, available on all models, that is heated and pneumatically-cushioned, while operator ergonomics are improved by a tilting and telescopic steering column, fitted as standard on the Farmlift 636 and 742, and optionally available on Farmlift 633, 737 and 935 models.