Farmall U tractors for everyday farm challenges

  • 11-Feb-2013 05:04 EST
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Case IH says its new Farmal U tractors were designed with operator productivity in mind, with improved cold starting and easy-to-read instrument clusters.

Case IH unveiled recently two new heavy-duty utility Farmall U tractors. The Farmall 105U offering 91 hp (68 kW) PTO and the 115U offering 98 hp (73 kw) PTO are for applications that include moving creep feeders, hauling grain, or cutting hay.

Running on updated clean-diesel technology, the new Farmall U models use Tier 4-compliant FPT four-cylinder 3.4-L turbocharged and intercooled engines. For a more efficient combustion process, fuel is delivered with electronic high-pressure common-rail fuel injection. This system provides efficiency, extended engine life, and improved cold-engine starting, but most importantly it offers greater fuel savings while maintaining high power.

Glow plugs warm the engine prior to a cold-weather start, eliminating the need to use ether for more reliable starting in freezing temperatures.

Designed with operator productivity in mind, the models are propelled with 12F/12R transmissions. The two Farmall U units incorporate an electrohydraulic power shuttle wet-clutch transmission. If applications demand it, the transmission can be upgraded to 20F/20R with creeper or 24F/24R with hi-lo.

For increased operator comfort and productivity, the newly designed U cabs include user-friendly controls and features. Reworked internal control ergonomics minimize operator fatigue with an easy-to-read instrument cluster that tilts with the steering column, integrated position for loader joystick, and remote valves in a more accessible position.

Visibility to the loader and other attachments with the standard high-visibility roof panel is unmatched among tractors in this class. The standard instructor seat comfortably allows two adults to be in the cab together. The easy-to-access driver’s seat can be upgraded to air suspension with a 15° swivel to make repetitive tasks less monotonous.

An improved HVAC system, which is now in the flat-deck floor instead of in the roof, has 10 adjustable vents for enhanced control during those long days that are hot, cold, or dusty.

No matter how heavy a load, the standard 17.2-gal/min (65-L/min) hydraulic pump, with an optional 22.2 gal/min (84-L/min) pump, and the load-sensing close-center rear remotes keep the tractor working in all situations. Electronic draft control with a standard rear-hitch fender switch plus a standard rear PTO fender switch will add convenience to any job.

Owners can choose between factory-installed value or premium type Case IH loaders. Options include a heavy-duty rear-flange axle and 38-in rear tires.

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