Case IH has made some major changes to its 140 Series combines for 2016.
“Most of the innovative features that customers have come to love on the 240,” said Case’s North American combine marketing manager Cy Werda, “we’ve been able to bring them down to the 140 series, except for the CVT drives.”
Tom Dean, director of marketing, told ag media members at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, that the new 140 combines “draw off some of the high tech features of our larger combines.”
The 140s will now get a brand new two-speed electronic shift transmission. This feature will provide “more operator comfort and more productivity,” Dean said, and also, a “faster working harvesting speed.”
New split concaves in the 140 Series “makes them a much lighter weight,” Dean said. Now, they are “less than half the weight of those old pull section combines.” Each of the six concaves in the 140 Series combines weigh in at 38 pounds. And, a repositioned tailings elevator makes the concaves easier to access.
Unloading also gets an upgrade. “Our clean grain elevator is much greater capacity,” Dean said. “On the unloading auger we now have a pivot spout like what we have in the 240 series.”
At the tail end, Dean said, there is a “brand new residue management system.” A new chevron pattern on the chopper will giver farmers better residue distribution.
“That was almost enough change we probably could have put new model numbers on those,” Dean said. “That’s a lot of enhancements for a model year.”