- Case IH revolutionized combine technology with the launch of the Axial-Flow, and now they are set to do it again with the completely reimagined new combine family, the AF Series: Case IH’s biggest combine ever produced
The new series will deliver on today’s grower’s need for capacity, speed, precision technology, and simplicity to make up for skilled labour shortages and an ever-present need to deliver more efficient harvests.
“Farmers depend on being able to manage harvest as efficiently as possible and we’ve upped our game with this next series,” said Global Product Leader for Harvesting, Bill Weber, Case IH. “Case IH is the only manufacturer in the industry to offer a six-module single rotor with up to 775 horsepower (578 kW). We’re also setting the bar with industry-leading cleaning system capacity and grain tank size. Our AF series provides next evolution in technology and unmatched throughput, ultimately improving productivity for the farmers we serve.”
The AF series will boast industry-leading capacity allowing farmers to cover more hectares in less time. The combination of efficient power, increased throughput and larger cleaning and grain handling systems will maximize crop flow throughout the machine.
This AF series has the ability to streamline operations and increase a grower’s profitability,” added Weber. “Not only are we delivering on the superior grain quality and grain savings the growers have come to expect from Case IH, we’re helping farmers optimise harvest by minimising harvest labour expenses and decreasing the amount of time spent in the field.”
Part of the AF series’ optimisation comes to life through a suite of integrated technology, which makes operating the AF series combine more intuitive and efficient. Greater control and consistency in harvest are found through tailored visibility in the dual Pro1200 displays, real-time machine automation through Harvest Command and remote diagnostics and fleet logistics through AFS Connect.
“The technology and intuitive nature of the AF series matches the simplicity that Case IH combines are known for,” said Weber. “You’ll see simplicity covered in how easy it is to clear blockages by reversing the rotor and feeder from the cab to easy maintenance covered through easier access to service points.”
The new AF series combines from Case IH couple the world’s largest capacity with industry leading technology to deliver a combine series that is unprecedented. Details on the commercial release AF series combines will be announced in 2024.