History at heart of new combine

Countryman
The Axial-Flow 7150 is a nod to Case IH’s international harvester history.
Camera IconThe Axial-Flow 7150 is a nod to Case IH’s international harvester history. Credit: CASE IH

A single heritage-inspired Case IH combine will be released at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days in Victoria next month.

The Case IH Axial-Flow 150 Series is a modern combine, but its exterior pays tribute to the machinery giant’s international harvester heritage.

Each combine features a traditional paint scheme with white roof and rims, and side-panel decals reminiscent of the first Axial-Flow, which was introduced to market more than 40 years ago.

The creation of the special edition Axial-Flow was announced in North America in July, receiving a great deal of interest among long-time followers of the combine.

CASE IH hay and harvest product manager Tim Slater said the machine’s arrival in WA was a proud moment for the company.

“We had an idea to pay tribute to our proud history and present an Axial-Flow in the 40th anniversary colours at AgQuip 2017,” he said.

“It got a great response from visitors to the Case IH site. The uptake on social media and the feedback it created was amazing.”

Mr Slater said social media interest had swelled, particularly in parts of North America, once photographs started to circulate.

“So, due to such strong interest it was thrown out there as a global idea and now it’s being rolled out on combines in the US and here,” he said.

“It’s really gratifying to know that an idea we had down here in Australia has had such an impact.

“It also shows that while Australia and New Zealand may be smaller markets on the global scale, we have a strong influence when it comes to product development and releases.”

While honouring the company’s history, the 150 Series also reflects its future direction and emphasis on technological advancement and productivity gains.

The price will be released at the field days in Wimmera Machinery Field Days in next month.,

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