One of Uzbekistan’s largest cotton producers will soon be making use of a new fleet of Case IH machinery in its fields.
With cotton being the principal cash crop for Uzbekistan, the new Case IH machinery—which includes 120 Puma tractors, 46 Cotton Express cotton pickers (both the CE420 and CE630 models), and 23 Axial-Flow 4088 combine harvesters with header attachments—will improve productivity and contribute to the rapidly increasing mechanisation of the country’s industry.
More than 100 additional machines and implements from other CNH Industrial brands will complement the Case IH machines to support cotton production through every stage from plowing to planting, cultivating to harvesting, and residue management. Some of the machinery will also be used in the grain harvest following the end of the cotton season.
With the Puma tractors manufactured in Saint Valentin, Austria, Axial-Flow combines produced in Harbin, China, and Cotton Express cotton pickers manufactured in Benson, USA, Case IH and CNH Industrial have found innovative ways of overcoming unprecedented global logistics challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Working with a number of partners to employ a mixture of transport modes, the most optimal and sustainable processes have been followed for getting the huge shipment of equipment from right across the globe to its final destination, in time for the Uzbek cotton harvest.
Case IH has a long history in the cotton industry around the world, with legacy brand International Harvester launching the world’s first successful mechanical cotton picker in 1942.