New CVXDrive Delivers Power, Performance, Productivity
The new CVXDrive offers an all-new range of productivity enhancements with smooth, seamless power transfer; continuously variable speed; easy shuttle operation; and reduced fuel consumption in applications that require frequent use of roading and variable power demands.
Strong. Steiger is the first 4WD articulated tractor to offer CVT while delivering the highest horsepower on the market — available in tractors from 370 to 540 horsepower and up to 605 peak horsepower. This powerful package gives you even greater control and productivity year-round over a traditional powershift tractor — from row crop applications such as planting and nutrient management to other work, including silage packing, laying drain tile and land reclamation.
Smart. The CVXDrive transmission produces greater precision and control over inputs, from planting to seeding to fertilizing to spraying. And the low-speed power generates increased performance and faster cycle times with reduced slippage for tile plow and scraper applications, as well as heavy-duty tillage.
Simple. Developed over four years through the Case IH Customer Driven Product Development process, the Steiger CVXDrive uses the same intuitive easy-to-use controls found in Case IH Magnum™, Optum®, Puma® and Maxxum® series tractors with continuously variable transmissions. Easy-to-use controls let you dial in the desired speed and power transfer from 3 feet per minute to 25 mph. Simply set the desired speed and then CVXDrive automatically selects the most efficient transmission range — delivering seamless performance without breaking traction to the ground for applications, including slurry hauling, tile plowing and scraper work.
This perfect balance of power comes from several CVXDrive features, including:
- Exclusive split-throttle controls on the MultiControl Armrest: allows the engine to optimize the fuel efficiency and response to the horsepower required.
- Exclusive three preset speed controls: switch seamlessly between three preset speeds with the click of a button — and program 1 of 3 presets to match the needs of the application at hand; simplify grain cart operations, scraper applications and hauling heavy loads.
- Accelerator pedal: control your speed more effectively when hooking up implements, packing/pushing loose material, loading and more.
- Active stop: holds the tractor stationary on any grade or slope.
Seventeen configurations in Quadtrac™, Rowtrac™, wheeled and scraper options give you a choice between the time-tested and efficient PowerDrive powershift transmission and the intelligent CVXDrive. But the CVXDrive transmission is just one of many enhancements to the 2018 Steiger tractor lineup. Talk with your Case IH dealer about all the advancements and improvements, including Case IH Advanced Farming Systems AccuTurn technology, the new pre-compression hydraulic pump, quieter cab, brighter LED marker lights and more.
(The previous article “New CVXDrive Delivers Power, Performance, Productivity” was archived on August 9 2017 via http://blog.caseih.com/.)