The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), which annually distinguishes the 50 most significant product innovations in the areas of agricultural, food and biological systems, recognized the Axial-Flow® 250 series combine with new AFS Harvest Command™ as a top innovation among the AE50 honorees.
Two further agricultural innovations pioneered by Case IH, not yet available in the Europe, were also named, further solidifying Case IH as an industry-leader in agronomic design. The innovations were:
Case IH AFS Soil Command™ seedbed sensing technology and agronomic control technology
Precision Disk™ 500 double shoot (DS) air drill with simultaneous single-pass seeding and fertilizing
The ASABE, along with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), praised all three products and will present the inaugural Davidson Prize at Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida.
“While our efforts are always primarily focused on improving the efficiency and profitability of our customers, we appreciate this recognition of our commitment to that goal,” said Scott Harris, Case IH vice president, NAFTA. “We’re also pleased to note that all three products recognized by the AE50 awards this year were developed through our Customer Driven Product Design (CDPD) process. The process supports our High-Efficiency Farming initiative and has been instrumental in providing producers with award-winning agricultural innovations.”
The reliable and efficient Case IH Axial-Flow 250 series (Axial-Flow models 7250, 8250 and 9250) has a 2-speed electric shift ground drive transmission, adjustable rotor cage vanes and improved feeder house design. There are three levels of automation technology: Standard, Feedrate Control and Full Automation. The optional AFS Harvest Command combine automation system proactively senses and optimizes machine performance for maximum efficiency.