Magnum turns 25

Case IH is marking Magnum’s quarter century with a limited ‘Silver Edition’ series of tractors. Joe Spencer reports.

Magnum turns 25
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Aimed squarely at meeting the needs of a new breed of large farming operations, the Case IH Magnum series was introduced in 1987. And the development of each new generation has been based on customer requirements, says Gabriele Hammerschmid, marketing director for Case IH tractors in Europe. The current Magnum series is available in five models ranging from 176kW to 255kW, with the latest selective catalytic reduction engine technology ensuring optimum power output with minimum fuel consumption and emissions.

An engine power management system makes an additional 37kW (max) available on demand, which translates into a power reserve of up to 14%. Also standard is an automatic productivity management system that controls engine speed and gear selection for maximum efficiency. The special 25th anniversary Silver Edition Magnum 340 is powered by an 8,7l turbocharged and intercooled common-rail diesel engine rated at 255kW. With the engine management system, a maximum power of 286kW is available.

Transmission is a full powershift with power shuttle, and has 19 forward and four reverse gears on the 50km/h version and 23 forward and four reverse on the 40km/h option with creeper gears. Minimum turning radius with a track setting of 1 829mm is 5,3m. The PTO is electro-hydraulically operated with auto PTO available.

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Silver edition

“Forward-looking farm managers know what to expect from Magnum tractors: higher power to cope with demanding jobs in difficult conditions, excellent fuel efficiency, faster work rates and higher road speeds, as well as excellent driver comfort,” says Gabriele Hammerschmid.

Since farmers earn money only when their tractors are working in the lands, “the latest Magnums are particularly maintenance-friendly and robust,” she adds. For example, oil changes are necessary only every 600 hours of operation. To celebrate Magnum’s 25th anniversary, Case IH is producing a limited number of 25 Silver Edition Magnum 340 machines in Europe.