The Farmall M ActiveDrive 4 tractor made its Australian debut at this week's FarmFest field days near Toowoomba.
Case IH Australia and New Zealand product manager for mid horsepower and compact tractors Seamus McCarthy said the company's utility tractor range had been strengthened by the introduction of the Farmall M.
"It combines many of the best Farmall features such as the Farmall U's SPS transmission, hydraulics and electronic draft control (EDC) and Farmall JX's superior engine and front axle design," Mr McCarthy said.
"Central to the new Farmall M is the ActiveDrive 4 transmission, designed to combine power with efficiency.
"ActiveDrive 4 is a smooth-shifting semi-automatic transmission, dispensing with a clutch between in-range speeds, and replacing it with buttons for seamless gear shifting."
With a total of 32 forward and 32 reverse gear options, the ActiveDrive 4 transmission covers a wide range of speeds, from 0.28 kilometres an hour to 40 km/h.
"Case IH Farmall M ActiveDrive 4 tractors feature a powerful S8000 engine as standard in all models, making easy work of even heavy loads, along with a Tier 3 emission level, four cylinders, turbo-intercooler and and high torque values."
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He said the tractor also had electro-hydraulic components to ensure peak efficiency when working with a variety of agricultural attachments.
Other features included a hydraulic lift capacity of 5400 kg, six hydraulic outlets, fender-mounted hydraulic controls and hydraulic top link.
There was also an electro-hydraulic power take-off (PTO) clutch, three different PTO speeds (540, 540E and 1000 rpm), and automatic PTO function.
This system was combined with automatic 4WD and differential lock ensures easy row-end manoeuvres.
Mr McCarthy said the Farmall M also has a spacious cab with air-conditioning, ergonomic control levers, air-suspension seat and sunroof.
"The Farmall range represents our smaller horsepower tractors but these tractors have always been big on performance and features.
"The Farmall M is a perfect reflection of this and represents customer expectations that our increasingly sophisticated technology isn't reserved only for our larger tractors but that it's also incorporated at the lower end of our tractor line-up."
The Farmall M ActiveDrive 4 is targeted at a variety of farm businesses including dairy and beef cattle operations and is available in a 67 kilowatt (90 horsepower) model up to 82kW (110hp).