CASE IH took the opportunity of their 175-year anniversary to announce the Optum with continuously variable transmission (CVT) will be released in Australia.
Case IH product manager Peter Elias said the Optum CVT creates its own category by combining the versatility and manoeuvrability of a Puma with the power of a Magnum.
The release was driven by the Australian customers through a series of customer clinics, Mr Elias said.
The Austrian built range consists of two models with a 6.7 litre NEF engines and 200 or 224 kilowatts at a rated speed of 2,100rpm and a maximum power of 233 kW at 1,800rpm.
The CVT transmission is carried over from the LWB Puma range and is reinforced to handle the extra power of the Optum CVT said Case IH.
The Optum CVT has a usable speed range of 20km/hr to a top speed of 50km/hr without the need to change any gears. The maximum gross vehicle weight of 16,000 kilograms.
“This increased weight helps ensure the additional power gets to the ground, but we’ve achieved this without compromising agility,” Mr Elias said.