Optum AFS Connect: contender for ’Tractor of the Year’ award
2nd November 2021
The brand new Case IH Optum AFS connect range is taking the tractor world by storm. In fact it’s a prime contender for this year’s ‘Tractor of the Year’ award.
Since the Optum range was launched in 2015 it has proved one of the most popular tractors in the Case IH line-up, and rightly so due to its compact yet high horsepower and high-spec design. The design has now been re-engineered with a new cab, interior and connectivity package.
The new cab brings more space, lower noise levels and improved vision. There are upgraded luxurious interior materials, a new Multicontroller armrest, plus configurable controls to allow the tractor and its implement to be adapted to the operator and the task. Rated power outputs of 250hp, 270hp and 300hp are available, all featuring the Case IH CVXDrive continuously-variable transmission. A real benefit is that these new tractors are equipped as standard with the Case IH AFS Connect telematics package for instant two-way data transfer between tractor and online management portal, providing real-time machine monitoring and much more.
Via the AFS Pro 1200 terminal, users can manage the tractor’s AccuGuide automated steering system and – for the first time in this Case IH tractor class – full AFS Connect telematics capabilities, technology which is well established in the larger Case IH AFS Connect tractors. With this system of wireless two-way data transfer between the tractor and the AFS Connect online management portal, tractor owners and farm managers have complete control over farm, fleet and data management to help minimise costs, enhance efficiency and maximise performance.
Operator comfort is paramount too. A high-specification seat incorporating lateral suspension features full cooling and heating capabilities, and has an upper swivelling backrest for easy and comfortable turning in the seat to monitor implements behind and when reversing. For winter warmth and summer cooling there is a new pressurised climate control package, with more outlets for enhanced air distribution, aided by auto-zone control.
To try one of the New Optum AFS Connect tractors, either speak to your T H WHITE Pro Agri rep, or make a request online at www.thwhiteagriculture.co.uk/get-in-touch.