The Steiger name lives on at the top end of the Case IH tractor range, with five models from 400 to 600 horsepower, including Quadtrac and Rowtrac four-tracked row crop systems.
Last year, it became the world’s first articulated tractor to offer Continuously Variable Transmission.
CVT provides faster acceleration in the field or on road, and targets fuel efficiency and operator fatigue.
It offers full power at low ground speeds for special applications, and full hydraulic flow for drilling and planting.
Case IH Australia/New Zealand product manager Alyx Selsmeyer said it had the capacity to reduce engine speed to the minimum required for the tractor’s workload, maximising fuel efficiency.
“It all adds up to a tractor designed to ensure the most efficient operation at all times, in all conditions, regardless of the task or terrain,” she said
“The Steiger will stand up to anything, and not only get the job done but exceed all expectations in the process.
“We’re very proud the Steiger name endures after so many years and that it still stands for innovation, power, efficiency and reliability at the highest of levels.”
The first Steiger rolled into a paddock on a farm near Minnesota 60 years ago, after Douglass and Maurice Steiger built themselves a high-powered, four-wheel drive tractor for their business.
The following year, they built another tractor for a neighbour, and the Steiger dynasty was established into a full-scale manufacturing business.
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