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Case IH U Series midrange loaders updated for 2024

The midrange U MY24 series Case IH loaders for the brand’s Vestrum, Maxxum and short-wheelbase Puma tractors, as well as Farmall A, Farmall C and Luxxum models, have been updated for 2024, with more model choices and improved features for enhanced visibility, robustness and performance.

The first new model is the L4215U, a non-self-leveling loader that lifts 1.5 tons to 4.2 meters (13.78 feet) and suits Vestrum, Maxxum and short-wheelbase Puma tractors. There is also a new L4525U, which lifts 2.5 tons to 4.5 meters (14.77 feet) and features mechanical self-leveling. It matches short-wheelbase Puma models and is now the highest-capacity option for these tractors. The additions take the total model choice of U MY24 series loaders for Case IH tractors to 16 versions, to match a full variety of requirements and tractor models.

A new boom design on all new U MY24 series loaders features a sloping midsection, creating a three-section boom design that enhances forward vision from the driver’s seat, complemented by a crossbar that has been lowered by 12 centimeters (4.72 inches). The new shape enhances strength and durability, and matches the hood profile of the tractors to which the loaders are fitted. A new painting procedure also helps maximize durability and differentiates moving and non-moving parts.

The revised U MY24 series loaders are available to order now.


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New Holland displays electric developments for its light equipment line at Agritechnica 2023

A range of full-electric light equipment developments

With noise and emissions regulations becoming more widely imposed, particularly in Europe, machine power development is increasingly focused on electrification across machine types, including light construction equipment. Consequently, and following last year’s launch of New Holland’s first fully electric mini excavator – the E15X, winner of a Special Mention at the EIMA Technology Innovation Awards – the brand now introduces a new, more powerful fully electric model, the E25X Electric Power, which will be running in the new external demo area at the fair in Hannover.


The E25X is powered by a 102V/32.2kWh cobalt-free battery, with its environmental credentials further enhanced by its use of eco-friendly biological hydraulic oil, which also extends service intervals. Autonomy varies between four and eight hours, depending on the application and selected working mode, with no energy used when in standby. Battery charge time is just one hour from zero to 80% charge, or 1.5 hours with the 380V off-board fast charger and nine to 10 hours with the 220V on-board system. The E25X also features a variable-width undercarriage, which allows the distance between the tracks to be varied from 990 to 1,300 millimeters (39 to 51 inches), maximizing stability and accessibility while maintaining the cab roominess of a higher-weight-class excavator.

Upgraded and expanded range of wheel loaders

The New Holland stand will include the W170D as an example of the upgraded W-series wheel loaders. The new model offers more payload and lifting height, while the heavy-duty axles can now be selected with a wider combination of differentials: open, fully locking or limited-slip. To match the machine’s increased performance, it features robust axles and a chassis that has been reinforced to match its new levels of capability.

The 2024 range includes an additional model, the W150D, which brings increased tipping load, higher hinge pin height and faster cycle speed over the established W130D, and among other applications is targeted at the biogas sector.


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Case IH launches baler automation at Agritechnica 2023

Case IH is delivering seamless, hands-free efficiencies in baling with the introduction of baler automation at Agritechnica 2023. This next-generation integration connects tractors and balers for optimal performance when it matters most.

The Case IH Baler Automation solution helps deliver consistent, high-quality bales specifically for large square bale production. Here’s how it works: The automation technology signals to the tractor to automatically adjust speed for optimal crop feeding and preferred slice quantity on the other end. The result is peace of mind for the operation knowing that the automation is boosting throughput, preventing blockages and reducing fuel consumption as work continues through a field.

Case IH Baler Automation also benefits operators by ensuring greater flexibility, more comfort and reduced stress. The easy-to-use technology optimizes the tractor’s steering, helping maximize baler throughput, preventing overloads, and improving fuel economy, making it simple to deliver consistent quality without operator fatigue.

The new baler automation technology will be available for all Case IH LB6 Series and model-year 2024 LB4 Series balers. Operations interested in increasing performance and efficiency should visit online for more information.


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New Holland updates fixed chamber round baler offering for 2024

Beneath the refreshed styling of New Holland’s fixed chamber Roll Baler 125 standalone and wrapper combination balers for 2024 are a number of improvements and enhancements designed to ensure high productivity and ease of use.

The balers, which produce bales 1.25 meters (4.1 feet) high and 1.22 meters (4 feet) wide from a 2.3-meter (7.5-foot) five-bar double cam pick-up, 470-millimeter (18.5-inch) feed rotor, 20-knife CropCutter chopping unit and 18 rollers, now benefit from higher-grade chain drives in key areas such as the intake rotor and bale chamber, for enhanced durability and power delivery in heavy crops, and a longer lifetime. The gearbox angle has been improved to maximize power takeoff (PTO) shaft lifetime, while there is now a new 1,000 rpm PTO option for both standalone and combi models.

To improve crop flow through the 1,200-millimeter-wide (47.2-inch) Hardox feed rotor with 10-millimeter (0.4-inch) finger thickness, it has received a scraper to minimize "back-feeding" and help keep down power consumption.

Refinements that help reduce cleaning time by reducing crop and dust accumulation include redesigned bale chamber tailgate hooks and spring location. On combi models, enhancements prevent buildup around hydraulic hoses and reduce accumulation around the roller drive chains.