John Deere

John Deere has chosen EIMA, Italy’s big machinery show, to launch its Mannheim-built 5R Series tractors that are aimed at medium-sized mixed farms and small arable growers.

The three-model range replaces the company’s 5020 Series and comprises the 5080, 5090 and 5100 with power ratings of 80hp, 90hp and 100hp, respectively.

John-Deere

Power is provided by a Tier 3, 4.5-litre PowerTech engine – the same two-valve, common-rail engine used in the 6030 Series.

Deere offers a choice of two transmissions, the basic 16/16 PowrQuad Plus and the higher-specification 16/16 AutoQuad Plus, both of which provide four ranges with four powershift gears for a speed range of 3.3kph to 40kph. Slower speeds need a 16/16 creeper box to be specified.

An electric power reverser is supplied as standard, as is a declutch button that can be used instead of the foot clutch.

A full-frame chassis has boosted the carrying capacity of the tractors by 20%, says Deere. Maximum load weight is now 6600kg.

For the operator, a new-look cab provides 310° vision. In the comfort department, air-conditioning and a seat with vertical and horizontal suspension are supplied and noise levels are claimed to be 74dB(A).

John Deere has also announced a changed numbering system for its tractors. The first digit now indicates the tractor size and the next three numbers the horsepower. A following letter then indicates the tractor’s specification and, should there be a second letter, this will indicate a special build – “N” would be narrow and “F” fruit.

Case IH

Case has added two CVT models to its Puma tractor range at EIMA – the 210 CVX and the 225 CVX, which have rated engine power at 212hp and 224hp, respectively. Their power management systems can boost power to 242hp and 251hp.

Designed and built at Case IH’s European headquarters in St Valentin, Austria, the 50kph transmission produces its top speed at 1550 engine rpm and the pto is designed to achieve its 540/1000rpm at 1900rpm engine speed.

Case 225

In line with most modern CVT systems, Automatic Productivity Management monitors the operating conditions and adjusts engine speed and transmission ratio in respect of fuel economy and performance.

A multi-controller armrest has been added to the in-cab furniture and incorporates the shuttle and hydraulic function control. It also comes with Case’s Fuel Saver engine performance management system, plus optional ISOBUS touch screen.

The latest models retain the features offered in the Puma tractor range as a whole, such as its headland management system, active stop, reversible fan and exhaust brake.

They are also fitted, as standard, with a front-axle suspension system that reacts to the operating conditions and results, it is claimed, in a higher degree of operator comfort.