Case IH will expand the Magnum Series to include a new Magnum 370 CVT model, representing the highest horsepower mechanical front drive (MFD) tractor on the market at 419 maximum boosted engine horsepower. In addition, Case IH will offer operator-friendly Case IH Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) technology across the entire Magnum lineup, including the current 235, 260, 290, 315 and 340 models. The new Magnum 370 CVT model will debut in late 2012.
The new Magnum 370 features the efficient 8.7L Case IH FPT engine. Its heavy-duty Surround Frame provides the framework and "working-weight" ballast needed to transfer high horsepower levels to the ground. To harness this added power, the new Magnum 370 will feature a heavier final drive and rear axle assembly. In addition, Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology allows the Magnum 370 to deliver maximum power with outstanding fuel efficiency and low operating cost.
In addition to the Magnum 370 CVT, the Case IH CVT transmission will be released as a premium transmission option for the Magnum 235, 260, 290, 315 and 340 models. The new CVT transmission provides smooth operation with seamless shifting and a continuous selection of working speeds. The simplicity of Case IH CVT technology makes it ideal for less experienced operators and hired help. Operators can utilize the MultiControl Armrest to control the CVT transmission in a manner similar to, yet even easier to operate than, traditional Case IH full Powershift transmissions. That makes it an easy transition for older hands along with an easy learning curve for new operators.