Seeding & Tillage equipment
Case IH is an American agricultural machinery manufacturer. It was created in 1985 when Tenneco bought selected assets of the agricultural division from International Harvester and merged it into its J.I. Case Company (IH then became Navistar).Today Case IH is owned by CNH Industrial, an American-Italian corporation.
Case IH offers agricultural equipment, financial services, as well as parts and service support for farmers and commercial operators through a network of dealers and distributors.
Productivity enhancing products include tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage tools; planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators; and site-specific farming tools. Case IH has won many AE50 awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, ASABE, for their products.
Case IH history began when, in 1842, Jerome Case founded Racine Threshing Machine Works on the strength of his innovative thresher. In 1869 Case expanded into the steam engine business and, by 1886, Case was the world's largest manufacturer of steam engines. The company's founder died in 1891 at the age of 72. In 1892, Case was the first company to build a diesel-powered tractor.
In 1911, The J.I. Case Company had three cars in the first Indianapolis 500.
In 1967, Tenneco purchased J.I. Case, continuing to market the products under the Case name.
TIMELINE: 1970 - 2016
Merging with International Harvester Agricultural Division to become Case IH In 1984, Tenneco Case took control of International Harvester's agricultural division. They changed their brand name to Case International at first, and then abbreviated that to Case IH. International Harvester had been in economic turmoil since 1980, but was still one of the largest tractor manufacturers in the world. Merging the two lines brought together the best of both traditions, offering a full line of agricultural equipment, and probably saved both companies from becoming a victim of the 1980s farming recession.
In 1987, Case IH released the Case IH Magnum series, creating the first tractor to be built by Case and International Harvester together.
In 1989, Case IH released the first Maxxum series tractor.
In 1995, Case IH becomes the first agricultural manufacturer to release Advanced Farming Systems with global positioning system technology.
In 1996, Case IH released the first Steiger Quadtrack.
In 1997, Case IH took over Fortschritt. Fortschritt was an East German brand of tractors, combine harvesters and other agricultural machines made by VEB Fortschritt (part of the IFA) in Neustadt, Saxony.
In 2006, the Case IH logo was displayed on a pair of Ferraris as part of the Ferrari Panamerican 20,000—a journey that took new Ferraris through 16 countries and across 20,000 miles (32,000 km) during a 15-stage, 84-day tour. The International Harvester "IH" logo in Case IH represents the head-on view of a farmer driving a tractor. The "I" symbolizes the driver of a tractor and is known as the red driver "I".
2007 was the Steiger tractor's 50th anniversary.
At present, CNH Global continues to manufacture the tractors branded Case IH. All Case IH equipment can use (B5) biodiesel from approved suppliers and nearly half of the models sold globally are approved, following proper protocols, for 100 percent biodiesel (B100).
Case IH 3594 tractor
Case IH Magnum 275 AFS tractor
Case IH Steiger STX 480 tractor
Case IH AFS 600 QuadTrac
Case IH AFX 8010 combine
Case IH Axial-Flow AFX 9120 combine
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