Case Puma tractor range expands with new entry-level models

Case IH Puma 140, 150 and 165 X tractors are now available with a new base specification designed to offer an alternative to customers seeking a combination of high quality with simple features in the 140-165hp (rated) power bracket. Like other Puma models, the new tractors are built in the Case IH factory in St Valentin, Austria.

The new models, which feature the Case IH six-step semi-powershift transmission, will be called simply Puma X, as distinct from the higher-specification Puma Multicontroller tractors with full powershift, and the Puma CVX models with continuously-variable transmission. Respective rated powers of the tractors are 140, 150 and 165hp, with maximum outputs, including Engine Power Management, of 175, 190 and 210hp.

Many of the key changes are to be found in the cab, where they have a basic operator interface with digital information display, and a base seat offering. The cab itself has been equipped with features likely to appeal to livestock farmers and arable farmers in particular, with a low-profile roof to aid access into buildings, and an opening right-hand door in addition to that on the left side of the tractor.

At the rear, the standard mechanical remote valves are non-configurable, while the rear wheels are fitted with narrow fender extensions. A two-speed 540/1,000rpm PTO package is the standard offering, and a comprehensive lighting package, with four halogen roof-mounted worklights, is retained.

A full list of optional equipment means the new Puma models can be equipped with additional features as required, with options including guidance and auto-steering systems. Also on the options list is a mechanical cab suspension system.

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