Quadtrack retires

Original Case IH Steiger Quadtrac heads back to the factory

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GOOD AS NEW: The fully-restored Case IH Steiger Quadtrac on show at the 2017 AgQuip field days at Gunnedah NSW. Photo: Case IH

GOOD AS NEW: The fully-restored Case IH Steiger Quadtrac on show at the 2017 AgQuip field days at Gunnedah NSW. Photo: Case IH

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An original Case IH Steiger Quadtrac heads back to the factory after 20 years in the paddock

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An original Case IH Steiger Quadtrac will end life where it began, retired to a display at the Case IH factory in Fargo, North Dakota.

The lovingly restored 1996 Quadtrac spent more than two decades farming Australian paddocks, clocking up a total of 17,000 hours over its working life.

Case IH general manager for Australia and New Zealand Pete McCann said the 270 kilowatt (360 horsepower) tractor showcased why the model is still popular 20 years later.

"The Steiger Quadtrac changed the face of farming and greatly influenced the tractor ranges of nearly every other ag machinery manufacturer," he said

"The last owner of the 9370 described it as a reliable workhorse, with very few issues, that could be used across a variety of tasks with outstanding results. They were so satisfied with it, that they replaced it with a Steiger 450 Quadtrac."

NEW HOME: The restored Case IH Steiger Quadtrac is now displayed at the Case IH Fargo facility in the United States. Photo: Case IH

NEW HOME: The restored Case IH Steiger Quadtrac is now displayed at the Case IH Fargo facility in the United States. Photo: Case IH

Mr McCann said the Case IH ANZ team purchased the tractor in 2016 with the aim of restoring it to celebrate the model's 20th anniversary and it was a star attraction at the 2017 AgQuip field days at Gunnedah NSW.

"This project is something everyone within the Case IH ANZ team is very proud of because it's a really meaningful tribute to what's become an iconic piece of machinery," he said.

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