RACINE, Wis. (May 12, 2008)

“Following the lead of the Case IH Steiger® and Magnum™ tractor series, the new Case IH Puma™ 165-210 models can now be ordered autoguidance-ready, capable of supporting all Case IH AFS AccuGuide™ guidance and precision farming components,” says Kirk Wesley, AFS product specialist for Case IH.

puma200.jpg“Farmers can use their existing AFS AccuGuide system with AFS Pro 600 display on Case IH Puma, Magnum and Steiger tractors, Axial-Flow® combines, Early Riser® planters and Precision Air seeders,” he notes. “Case IH engineered portability into the AFS suite of precision ag products so our customers only need to invest once in the components to have them available in all their Case IH equipment.”

New Puma tractors also have the ability to support precision farming technology from two of the world’s most experienced technology innovators, Trimble and AgLeader. “So growers who’ve already invested in these non-Case IH autoguidance systems can still use their components on Case IH Puma tractors,” Wesley adds.

Wesley says the portability, flexibility and accuracy of the Case IH AFS precision farming system leads the industry. “It’s a big advantage, because North American farmers are increasingly adopting this technology. They want the ability to use their existing GPS systems and precision components in different types of farming equipment. With Case IH Puma tractors and other Case IH equipment, growers have that flexibility.”