Case IH’s Luxxum tractors have been upgraded with a new engine and other features meaning that the three all-rounder models, designed for mid-size livestock and mixed farms and delivering 101, 110 and 117hp, now offer even better performance while meeting Stage V engine emissions regulations.
Still paired with the ActiveDrive 4 smooth-shifting semi-automatic transmission, the new FPT Stage V four-cylinder engine provides more power and greater efficiency. The new larger capacity F5 engine is a 3.6-litre unit that takes up the same space as the previous engine, maintaining the Luxxum’s compact overall size.
The new engine has several performance benefits, including increased power output at the lower end of the range, and up to five per cent higher torque levels, delivering higher productivity and better driveability. Maximum torque is now achieved at the lower engine speed of 1,300 rpm, improving load response and start capability under heavy loads.
The new Luxxum tractors also get a new exhaust after-treatment system, the maintenance-free Compact HI-eSCR2 solution. To meet Stage V legislation, this integrates a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), a maintenance-free particulate filter and a selective catalyst reduction (SCR) unit.
The engine’s low rate of exhaust gas recirculation, which at less than 10 per cent currently is claimed to be the best on the market, helps optimise combustion while minimising the SCR’s system in a single compact layout, all located under the hood. As a result, forward visibility of the operator is unaffected as is the tractor’s manoeuvrability. The Compact HI-eSCR2 after-treatment system is maintenance-free, meaning no replacement of components or less mechanical cleaning during the whole lifecycle.
Luxxum Stage V tractors now come with some new options to emphasise their position in the all-purpose utility market. An optional leather steering wheel and carpet on the cab floor will be available as it is on its bigger brothers. There are also two new work lights, increasing the total number to 10, for easier and safer operation at night and on dark days.
As an all-purpose utility tractor, front loader operation is often key for Luxxum owners. The new machines will have a fully compatible electrohydraulic joystick that speeds up work rates. It combines the front loader controls with those for the transmission, so there is no need to switch between the Multicontroller and joystick.
The joystick works with new Case IH L Series front loaders that come in different ranges to meet different customer needs. The ‘A’ range is a functional, simple, reliable and economical product, while the ‘U’ range is ideal for everyday handling tasks. The flagship ‘T’ range is designed for intensive handling work. A wide range of attachments is also available.
Ordering a suitable loader for a new Luxxum Stage V tractor has been made even simpler and smarter, as it has for its stable-mates, the Puma, Maxxum, Vestrum and Farmall C. The new L Series can now be ordered through the Case IH dealer configurator digital software as a single purchase of the selected tractor and its chosen matched loader.