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Case IH Maxxum 145 MultiController wins `Tractor of the Year' 2019
DECEMBER 2018
Machinery
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The Case IH Maxxum 145 MultiController has won the
prestigious `Tractor of the Year 2019' award thanks to
its compact dimensions, power and range of trans-
missions options. Its combination of functionality and
form were determining factors in the `Best Design
2019' title. The awards were presented at the EIMA
Agricultural Trade Show in Bologna, Italy. EIMA, which
runs from November 7th 11th, is a biennial event
that hosts some 1,900 companies from 40 countries
exhibiting more than 50,000 models of machinery
and equipment for all types of agricultural operations.
The Tractor of the Year Awards are determined by a
jury of professional trade journalists from Europe's top
agricultural publications.
The Maxxum 145 MultiController was recognized
for its transmission, the ActiveDrive 8, eight-step
semi-powershift variant, which delivers enhanced
operating efficiency. The ergonomic Multicontroller
Armrest and joystick, which facilitate intuitive machine
operation, especially when working with complex
modern implements, was also a deciding factor. The
combination of these features, together with the
range's industry- leading fuel consumption for field
work, not only improve farming productivity but also
enhance overall sustainability.
The model's success in the `Tractor of the Year Best
Design 2019' acknowledged the positive impact of
the product's recent facelift, which represents the
ideal combination of style and functionality.
This award for the Maxxum MultiController range
follows the `Machine of the Year 2018' accolade, con-
ferred at the Agritechnica Trade show in Hannover,
Germany, in 2017.
f The winner in the Best Utility Tractor section
was the Fendt 313 - this section covers the
mixed farmer machines and would be of
particularly interest to Itish farmers.
f The Best Specialist section was won by the
same Frutteto CVT 115 S - this section caters
for tractors aimed at vineyards, orchards and
specialists markets.
Irish Farmers Monthly will be carrying an
extended report on all the winners in our
January issue, which will contain our 2019
Tractor Buyers Guide and much more besides.
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