Case-IH’s Quadtrac gets AFS Connect technology

Case-IH has added the AFS Connect system onto its monster Quadtrac tractors.

The new machines will be available in Europe throughout the second half of 2020 and they follow the largest wheeled Magnum models that got the AFS treatment last year.

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AFS Connect is integrated into the tractor cab and allows two-way data transfer between the machine and a remote user – ideal for helping managers keep tabs on their fleet.

The three components – the AFS Pro 1200 display, AFS Vision Pro operating system and the Vector Pro receiver – allow remote access by farm staff and dealers, where permission has been granted.

This can help identify and solve problems quicker compared with stopping the machine working.

Some other minor tweaks to the Quadtrac hardware include an optional larger fuel tank for the 470, 500 and 540 models, which adds 586-litres in the form of two saddle tanks.

This brings the smaller models in line with the larger tractors that have a 1,816-litre tank as standard. There are also longer service intervals and a slightly redesigned cab.

The full four-track range from 420hp up to 620hp will receive the AFS upgrade and don’t be surprised to see the blue corner of CNH add the PLM Intelligence tech on its T9 models in the near future – this has already been rolled out on machines in North America.

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