Case IH scouts out new utility vehicle

  • 12-Jan-2010 04:21 EST

Case IH is introducing a new line of rugged, four-wheel drive utility vehicles available in two sizes–compact (shown) and XL. This UTV has a 14-hp (10-kW) gas engine, can reach 25 mph (40 km/h), and fits in the back of a pickup truck.

Case IH says its new line of four-wheel-drive utility vehicles (UTVs), named Scout, offers plenty of power and accessories to enable farmers to check fields, haul feed, and go places a pickup cannot go. 

“For growers who already run red, put one to the farm test,” said Shawn Boone, Case IH Livestock Marketing Manager. “We’re confident it’ll be a small, speedy complement to the bigger Case IH equipment already in their shed. And with a top end speed of 25 mph, Scout will help them get more done in less time.”

Available this year, the Scout UTV lineup includes a compact, two-passenger 14-hp (10-kW) gasoline-powered version and an XL version, which is available in two- and four-passenger configurations, with 23-hp (17-kW) gas or 20-hp (15-kW) diesel engines.

According to Boone, the Scout offers "a safe, comfortable ride in rough terrain; fast stopping; and fuel savings—and it all fits in the back of your pickup truck.”

The two-passenger Scout offers premium features in a compact size including MacPherson strut front suspension and "best-in-class" independent rear suspension, a wide ratio CVT for fuel efficiency and smooth shifting, hydraulic four-wheel disk brakes, ROPS protection, retractable safety belts, and Halogen headlamps.

For the comfort and safety of a bigger box, the larger Scout XL has most of the premium features of the compact version but also offers a double A-arm front suspension with coil overshocks for a more comfortable ride and a full-sized bed box with 800 lb (360 kg) of capacity or 1050 lb (475 kg) with the optional high capacity kit.

A full range of accessories is available for the Scout including windshield, winch, front blade, bed dump, bed liner, camouflage, gun rack, brush guard, backup alarm, and premium lighting such as fog lamps and turn signals.

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