Steiger 425, 475, 525, 555, 595 and 645 tractors expand on industry-leading performance with new power, comfort and data management upgrades
RACINE, Wisconsin (February 14, 2023)
After almost 70 years of industry-leading performance, the lineup of Case IH Steiger® series tractors now includes six all-new high-powered models. Introduced to tackle the toughest farm and job site challenges, Steiger 425, 475, 525, 555, 595 and 645 tractors feature greater horsepower — the highest of any articulated 4WD tractor in the industry — as well as exceptional cab comfort and AFS Connect™ data management technology to deliver unmatched efficiency and high-tech functionality in one signature, hyperefficient machine. Taken together, these enhancements offer proven dependability while reinforcing the strength, simplicity and customizability that make the lineup of Steiger series tractor capable of handling any and all operational tasks for countless applications.
“For generations, Steiger series tractors have been a household name across countless operations,” said Mitch Kaiser, Case IH marketing manager, Steiger and Quadtrac® tractors. “These new AFS Connect Steiger models will provide more power, torque, fuel efficiency and comfort — all while giving operators more options for seamlessly tracking, sharing and managing data with confidence.”
New maximum horsepower improves upon industry-leading strength, productivity
Strength, efficiency, simplicity and reliability — these factors have long made the Steiger series tractor ubiquitous among growers. Now, expansive power updates further improve upon a timeless design. With an industry-leading peak horsepower range of 467 to 699, the lineup of new AFS Connect Steiger series tractors provides operators with more power to address especially tough challenges through fields and job sites alike.
These improvements are made possible through all-new Stage V engine upgrades that improve engine response time by 50% while maintaining long service intervals. An updated fuel system with next-generation fuel injection equipment along with a new fuel lift pump improve and simplify fuel supply routing, while cooling and ventilation enhancements allow for efficiency at any horsepower. At the same time, Steiger series tractors equipped with AFS Connect offer lower emissions, helping operators remain environmentally responsible while maximizing uptime and reducing operational costs.
These power updates come with two proven transmission options. Operators will once again be able to choose between the Patented Diesel-Saver™ Automated Productivity Management (APM) PowerDrive powershift transmission — which remains an industry leader in mechanical power and a perfect fit for tasks such as tillage and continuous high draft loads — and the innovative CVXDrive™ continuously variable transmission for effortless power transfer at any speed.
Exterior and in-cab overhauls create gold-standard comfort
Case IH developed Model Year 2024 Steiger series tractors to prioritize not only high-horsepower but also greater operator comfort. With ample upgrades to the exterior, visibility and cab interior, these new models will make long field days less demanding by putting convenience and luxury front and center.
“We know that extended time out in the field takes a toll on operators,” Kaiser said. “That’s why we’ve prioritized comfort upgrades, because we know in-cab convenience is just as important as in-field productivity. To that end, we’ve improved lighting conditions by 27% and visibility by 8% — all while boosting fuel economy and overall power.”
The full list of cab updates include:
- Retooled cab top and subroof styling
- Integrated overhead grab rails for operator security
- Improved door handles for easier entry and exit
- A new premium sound option, with an amplifier, tweeters, 6.5-inch subwoofer with ported box and additional speaker grills
- Enhanced LED lighting package with greater output options for 360-degree night lighting visibility
- New front and upper-roof side RAM mounts for easier display mounting
- Additional front console storage
Technology implementation improves in-field performance
From remote monitoring to seamless data transferring, the AFS Connect Steiger series tractor has quickly set a new standard for connectivity and productivity. Now, new model upgrades further improve performance for more efficiency across a variety of applications.
For instance, select Steiger series tractors can now be equipped with a second AFS Pro 1200 display for dual-display in-cab management to allow operators to view and monitor separate ISOBUS implements, such as planters, fertilizer bars, air seeders and more, simultaneously across the interface. Models also can be equipped with industry-leading AFS AccuSync™ machine coordination and AFS AccuTurn™ Pro technology — which allows for one-button push turns and delivers enhanced autoguidance capabilities — to create more efficient operation during long field days.
Steiger 425, 475, 525, 555, 595 and 645 tractors with AFS Connect are available now in select configurations — Quadtrac; Rowtrac™; scraper; and a chassis design for heavy-duty wheels — for use on tillage, planting, seeding, slurry, fertilizer, land leveling and other applications.
For more information, contact your local Case IH dealer or visit: www.caseih.com