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Case IH Steiger tractors set industry records for fuel efficiency

Published on 18 April 2012
The latest results from the Nebraska Tractor Test Lab show that Case IH Steiger tractors with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology have set new industry records for fuel-efficient power.

The Steiger 600, Steiger 500, Steiger 450 and Steiger 350 all showed significant fuel efficiency and drawbar horsepower advantages over the competition, according to test lab reports.

“Steiger tractors are built with Case IH Efficient Power to pull the largest implements available, while reducing fuel costs,” says Mitch Kaiser, Case IH Steiger tractor marketing manager.

“These test results prove Steiger tractors perform and deliver in the field and in the lab.”

For example, the Steiger 600 set the record for drawbar horsepower and fuel efficiency versus the competitions’ biggest tractor.

Measured at maximum power in horsepower-hours-per-gallon, the Steiger 600 tested 8.4 percent more fuel efficient than the Deere 9630 at maximum drawbar pull, and 10.5 percent more fuel efficient at 75 percent drawbar pull maximum power.

Engine research and meeting Tier 4 standards
Several years ago, Case IH began to focus engine development efforts on SCR technology in order to meet Tier 4 standards. Case IH will meet the 2014 Tier 4B (Tier 4 Final) engine emissions standards using exclusively SCR technology found in the Steiger models.

SCR is an engine exhaust after-treatment system. Case IH Tier 4B technology will not require regeneration of particulate filters or any Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (CEGR) technology for high horsepower equipment.

For Case IH customers who have purchased Tier 4A equipment, there will be no additional requirements in 2014. Filling the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank is all it takes to reduce fuel consumption and extend service intervals.

Case IH and Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) have been working together on engine innovations that meet Tier 4 regulations for Case IH tractors and combines since 2004.

The FPT U.S. Research & Development Center is in Burr Ridge, Illinois, in the same facility as Case IH Engineering. Together, FPT and Case IH engineers work to design and test high-horsepower engines.  FG

—From Case IH news release

Case IH Steiger 600 tractor. Photo courtesy of Case IH.