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The Case IH Maxxum MC Active Drive 8

Red power on tour

by T H WHITE on June 1, 2018

The Case IH Red Power On Tour 2018 roadshow came to the West Country on 26 April when T H WHITE hosted an impressive array of red tractors, combine harvesters and machinery at the Compton Manor Estate, Kings Somborne.

Star of the show was the latest Maxxum Multicontroller tractor fitted with the new ActiveDrive 8 semi-powershift transmission. This offers eight powershift steps in each of the three ranges, giving a total of 24 speeds in both forward and reverse, and is available on all Maxxum Multicontroller models.

Covering speeds up to 10.2 km/h, range one is specifically designed for heavier draft work. For special applications requiring very low speeds, such as vegetable crop work, ActiveDrive 8 is also available with additional creep speeds. Range two, the main working range, covers 90 per cent of all field, grassland and loader application requirements, allowing the tractor to work under full load, without any torque disruption, from 1.6-18.1 km/h. For road travel, the transmission is designed to start in range three, and a skip-shift function allowing quick progress through the powershift speeds. A clutch pedal is not required, meaning this transmission is suited to power-hungry tasks where momentum is important.

Guests at the Red Power event certainly enjoyed their chance to test drive the Maxxum MC Active Drive 8. If you would like to try it yourself please contact the Case IH specialists at our Stockbridge branch on 01264 811260.

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