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THE CASE IH PUMA SERIES TUBING HAS AN END ECONOMIC - POWERFUL - ECONOMICAL WE SAY IT REALLY IS. The uncompromising design of the new efficient power engines provides a significant plus in fuel efficiency and performance compared to vehicles with tier 3a emissions. Thanks to Powerboost, the Puma 185 EP with 234 HP 1 maximum output clearly stands out from direct competitors in the same performance class (see graphic) and offers you the decisive plus in productivity that you need for your work every day. Through the simultaneous use of SCR technology, which has been tried and tested 100,000 times, and AdBlue for exhaust gas aftertreatment, the strict Tier 3b standards are of course met and the environment is kept clean. Our contribution to your success. 230 215 200 185 170 155 234 203 185 Case IH Puma 185 EP 1 212 199 185 205 196 John Deere Fendt 7530 2 819 3 1 Case IH Puma EP brochure [Level 3b], 2 John Deere 7530 AQ + Eco [Level 3a] (John Deere Brochure Online May 3rd, 2011), 3 Fendt 819 [Level 3b] (Fendt Brochure Online May 3rd 2011), All performance data in accordance with ECE R120 Maximum output with Power Boost Maximum output Nominal output

3 EDITORIAL COVER: The latest generation of the globally successful Magnum tractors are equipped with EfficientPower technology for more productivity and less fuel consumption. 4 EFFICIENT POWER: LOWER DIESEL CONSUMPTION, HIGHER PERFORMANCE 6 THE NEXT GENERATION OF MAGNUM TRACTORS 8 GOLD AND SILVER FOR CASE IH IN PARIS 9 THE NEW FARMALL C-SERIES 10 HIGH-PERFORMANCE TRACTORS ON THE EDGE OF THE LOWER MAINTENANCE IN 2010 ON THE EDGE OF THE LOWER MAIN FLEMING 12 EASTERN EUROPE: TOP EXPERIENCE WITH A NEW CORN PICKER FROM CASE IH 14 DLG: TOUGH TEST IN SOUTH HESSE 15 DLG-POWERMIX: PUMA SERIES ACHIEVES TOP GRADES 16 CASE IH EXPERIENCE HISTORY STE 17 PUMA CVX PROVES ITSELF 18 SERIES WORLD 21 THE NEW AFS PRO 700: INTUITIVE INTEGRATED INTERACTIVE 22 IS THE SMARTPHONE WORTH FARMER? 23 RETROFITTING XENON AND LED WORK LIGHTS NOW FARM FORUM EDITORIAL Global grain production can barely cover consumption Dear readers of the Farm Forum! The experiences in the 2010 harvest make it clear once again: Agriculture differs from other economic sectors. Most of the production takes place in the open air and the associated risks, especially the weather risks. Extreme weather conditions with great heat or too much rain in the most important growing regions have had a major impact on arable crops in particular. In addition, there were the devastating forest fires in Russia this year, which resulted in a temporary ban on the export of grain and which will not be without consequences for the 2011 sowing period. So it is hardly surprising that the International Grain Council (IGC) revised the 2010/2011 global grain harvest downwards in its autumn forecast. The world grain harvest is expected to total 1.741 billion tons. It misses the previous year's result by more than 46 million tons or more than 2.5 percent. But not only the tonnage alone leads to problems, especially the gigantic quality losses in grain in the Black Sea region of Russia and also in parts of Central and Eastern Europe. The trend that has already been noticeable in previous years is thus continuing. More grain is consumed than is produced. Even the record harvests in 2008 and 2009 obviously could not prevent the ratio of grain stocks to consumption from remaining at a relatively low level. The expected harvest contrasts with an increased grain consumption of 1.78 billion tons. The US Department of Agriculture estimates the global increase in consumption at 1.7 percent. According to statements by the US Department of Agriculture, this has already resulted in a crop deficit of 40 million tons in the current fiscal year, so that inventories around the world will continue to decline. The reasons for this are known. With the growing world population, increasing nutritional demands and the increasing importance of renewable raw materials for bioenergy production, consumption is also growing steadily. Declines in harvests can mainly be explained by the extreme weather conditions and natural events. Above all, the higher feed consumption and the increasing use of maize for the production of bioethanol and biogas are generating additional demand. Experts fear that the growing world population will threaten food security. However, with an important addition: if we do not manage to significantly increase the efficiency of agricultural production in the medium term. With today's edition of the FarmForum, we would like to provide you with new ideas on how you can increase production efficiency with Case IH harvesting machines and tractors as well as our new EfficientPower concept. We wish you an informative read. Greetings from Sankt Valentin Your IMPRINT: FarmForum offers information about Case IH products, trends in agriculture, field reports and wants to help you manage your farm successfully. Publisher: CNH Österreich GmbH, Steyrer Straße 32, 4300 St. Valentin, Austria Issue 1-2011 Matthew Foster Vice President & General Manager Europe Case IH & Steyr FARM FORUM 3

AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY NEWS Synergies from innovative technologies help to increase the efficiency of Case IH tractors: The focus is on a new exhaust gas cleaning concept based on an SCR catalyst system. With the 2011 model year, Case IH is introducing the new EfficientPower system for all tractor series from 130 to 600 hp. Behind this is the approach, through various technologies, especially in the drive and control system of the tractor, productivity as well as (APM) and our Advanced Farming System (AFS), Blaise continues. PREMIERE FOR EXHAUST GAS AFTER-TREATMENT A technological innovation, which was also developed in connection with EfficientPower technology, is an innovative exhaust gas cleaning system based on the selective catalytic reduction SCR. It is arranged as a compact assembly between the engine and the exhaust. With the emission control fee for 1 that you spend on AdBlue, you save up to 7 diesel! FOR ADBLUE DIESEL SAVINGS ** to improve comfort and thus significantly increase profitability EfficientPower is not just a technical component, but the intelligent interaction of various technical systems in the new Case IH tractors. This ranges from a new operating concept for our tractors, which are characterized by very simple and intuitive operation, to the latest engine technology, to an innovative exhaust gas cleaning system, explains Sylvain Blaise, Marketing Manager for Case IH tractors in Europe. Further components of the EfficientPower technology are the automatic productivity management system, which is a technological development in cooperation with Fiat Power Train Technologies. The system has already proven itself in truck use for several years. FTP has been producing these motors with SCR technology since 2006 for markets around the world and these motors have now run a total of 32 million kilometers. The SCR system is characterized by a high degree of thermodynamic efficiency. Practical experience shows that more than ten percent diesel can be saved compared to conventional engine technology. In addition, the engine performance, such as the response behavior, is 4 FARM FORUM

New features in the 2011 model year EfficientPower: lower diesel consumption, higher performance improved. In addition to compliance with the stricter Tier 4a emission standards, the SCR system also ensures significantly lower diesel consumption. The nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas are converted into nitrogen and water. AdBlue, a non-toxic sootless urea mixture made from synthetically produced urea and pure water, is used for this chemical reaction. EXHAUST ALMOST CLEANER THAN THE INTAKE AIR The exhaust from Case IH engines is now almost cleaner than the intake air. The system has a number of advantages for practical use. Due to the optimized combustion process, the physical properties of the engine oil are retained for longer. This can reduce the maintenance effort and downtime. In addition, the SCR system enables the heat dissipation of numerous engine components to be reduced, which increases reliability and service life. LOW-MAINTENANCE AND ECONOMICAL The SCR system works automatically and reliably, regardless of the fuel quality. The user only has to ensure that the urea solution (AdBlue) is regularly topped up. Initial economic analyzes show that, despite the additional costs for AdBlue refueling, diesel consumption is significantly reduced. For every euro spent on AdBlue, up to seven euros can be saved on diesel. MORE POWER THANKS TO THE LATEST ENGINE TECHNOLOGY In addition, the engine output of all tractors equipped with EfficientPower has been increased compared to the previous models. Not only has the performance been increased, the tractor names for the new year have also been adapted. With the Puma CVX 225, for example, the maximum output has been increased from 251 hp to 296 hp, i.e. by more than seven percent. At the same time, the maximum torque was also increased from 1,025 Newton meters (Nm) to 1,160 Nm, i.e. by thirteen percent. INTELLIGENT CONNECTING SYSTEMS Another element of the EfficientPower system is the automatic productivity management (APM). This is an ISO-compatible BUS system (CAN-BUS), which networks the engine, transmission and the controls in the cab. It also adjusts the engine speed to the gear ratio at the desired speed. The APM automatically finds the right driving strategy for every driving condition. UNIFORM OPERATING CONCEPT - INTUITIVE AND SIMPLE For the first time, Case IH is now using the same operating concept in the cab in all tractors from 100 to 600 hp. The focus is on the latest generation of multicontrollers. With the multicontroller armrest, the driver controls all important functions with one hand, for example changing gears, changing direction, engine speed or headland management. OPERATION AT YOUR FINGER TIP The Intuitive Control Panel (ICP) is integrated into the armrest, a control and operating panel that ideally complements the operation of the multicontroller. Buttons that can be operated easily with a fingertip are available for various tractor functions. These are logically arranged around a tractor graphic and thus intuitively show even an inexperienced driver the correct operating steps. The displays for all important tractor functions are integrated in the A-pillar. The system for precision farming is also uniform throughout. All tractor functions, the TM AccuGuide parallel drive system with data recording and ISOBUS-compatible implements can be controlled via the AFS monitors from Case IH. Numerous practical tests with farmers have shown that this operating concept significantly reduces the burden on the driver, for example on long working days, and thus ensures greater efficiency. In addition, the training period is much shorter than with comparable operating concepts. Such a system in all tractors of a farm brings significant rationalization advantages, uses the potential of the tractors and reduces the error rate during operation, says Sylvain Blaise. ** Based on EUR 0.35 for 1 liter of AdBlue and EUR 1 for 1 liter of diesel FARM FORUM 5

AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY CURRENTLY SUCCESSFUL WORLDWIDE: THE LATEST MAGNUM GENERATION The new Case IH Magnum tractors are equipped with the new EfficientPower technology. This increases performance and productivity. In addition, the new Magnum tractors are characterized by excellent fuel efficiency. Thanks to Case IH's selective catalytic reduction (SCR), the new Magnum tractors meet the Tier 4A emissions standards for 2011 and offer high performance combined with the lowest possible operating costs. The new Magnum models 235 to 340 rely on the proven 8.7 liter engine that has been used in the 7120 Axial-Flow combine harvester in recent years. With these engines, Case IH is responding to the request of its Magnum customers for a continuous increase in performance, which, in conjunction with the new power management, can handle even the heaviest pulling work under adverse conditions. Power management provides over 35 additional horsepower, which is available for transport trips, when using the PTO or when the hydraulics need more power. MORE HP IN ALL MODELS All Magnum tractors have more HP and can therefore easily cope with all modern attachments. The new range offers five models starting with the Magnum 235 with 274 HP peak power up to the Magnum 340 with 389 HP peak power management. COMFORT AND EASE OF USE The Magnum Surveyor cab continues to offer the same industry-leading standards that have set the Magnum apart for decades in terms of space, visibility and comfort. In addition, there is the new multicontroller console in the armrest, which offers the latest Case IH technology in terms of control elements. After evaluating numerous results from the customer clinic and from discussions with operators, an arrangement for the control elements was determined in which the most important tractor functions are within easy reach. A new cab and front axle suspension as well as the optional comfort air suspension seat ensure maximum driving comfort in the field and on the road. NEW MULTICONTROLLER ARMREST IS STANDARD EQUIPMENT The Multicontroller armrest is now standard in all Case IH large tractors. The armrests and controls are the same everywhere, from the Case IH Maxxum to the Steiger tractors. Styling, comfort and functionality are the same. That means you don't have to get used to it for a long time when you switch from one tractor cab to the other. A new AFS Pro 700 color monitor is integrated in the armrest and follows every movement of the driver's seat. The AFS Pro 700 offers modern user friendliness for all functions of the AFS AccuGuide automatic lane guidance system as well as for general tractor functions such as hydraulic flow control. The settings of the Pro 700 can be individually adjusted so that exactly the operating information is displayed that is most important to the operator for the respective application. LOWEST FUEL CONSUMPTION With AFS AccuGuide, steering has become child's play. Case IH now also makes it easier to decide on the right gear and the right engine speed for optimum fuel consumption with the necessary power. All Magnum tractors are equipped with Automatic Productivity Management (APM), which automatically selects the best combination of gear and engine speed. When the APM is switched on, the operator only has to select the desired basic speed 6 FARM FORUM

New Case IH tractors set records in Nebraska pre-tests and performance is optimally adjusted. EVEN MORE PRODUCTIVITY THANKS TO ADDITIONAL INNOVATIONS The new models can be factory-equipped with additional options that make them even more flexible. These include: Front linkage & PTO Up to 6 control units NEW STYLING AND EVEN MORE POWERFUL The new hood design of the Case IH Magnum models is adapted to the new outer frame, which houses the larger Case IH engine and the improved cooling system. The shape of the chassis guarantees best-in-class steering and maneuverability. The stable rear axle and rear linkage create the necessary conditions for more lifting power and higher productivity. Conclusion: Case IH EfficientPower technology (EP) pays off. Preliminary testing by the prestigious Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory in the United States has shown that the latest Case IH Steiger and Magnum tractors are setting new records for performance and fuel efficiency using Selective Catalytic Reduction ( SCR) technology to meet Tier 4A emissions standards. An unprecedented fuel efficiency that is up to 12% above the Tier 3 values ​​of the competition. A new record pulling power of up to 502 hp. Lower operating costs through improved EfficientPower technology. These preliminary results from the Nebraska tests will provide farmers with compelling answers to their questions about the new Tier 4A emissions standards, says Sylvain Blaise, Head of Marketing at Case IH Europe. You can be confident that these answers will result in reduced operating costs while increasing performance and productivity. Case IH Tier 4A tractors beat the competition for performance and fuel efficiency while many competitors have indicated that they only intend to maintain their Tier 3 performance parameters, Case IH Tier 4A tractors clearly outperform previous Tier 3 benchmarks. The Nebraska tests measured maximum pulling power and fuel efficiency on Tier 4A Case IH Steiger and Magnum tractors. Preliminary results show: The new Steiger and Magnum EP tractors offer up to 6% more pulling power and up to 12% more fuel efficiency than the competition. The maximum pulling power of 502 hp for the new Steiger 600 EP and the maximum pulling power of 273 hp for the Magnum 340 EP surpass all Tier 3 tractors in the respective class. At maximum power, fuel consumption was measured in liters per horsepower-hour, whereby the new Tier 4A Steiger 600 EP compared with the John Deere 9630 was 10% more efficient at maximum pulling power and 12% more efficient at 75% pulling power and maximum power showed. At maximum tractive effort, the new Steiger 450 EP beat the John Deere 9430 by 6% in terms of fuel efficiency, at 75% tractive effort and maximum power by 11%, and with PTO operation at standard speed by 6%. Compared to the John Deere 8345R, the new Magnum 340 EP achieved 6% more fuel savings at maximum tractive effort, 8% higher fuel savings at 75% tractive effort and maximum power, and 6% higher fuel savings at standard speed PTO. With improved fuel efficiency and more power, the new Case IH EfficientPower tractors offer manufacturers increased economies of scale, explains Blaise. We believe that increasing hectares can be achieved in this way. Further details can be found on the website of the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory: http: // The record-breaking technology With the new Steiger / Quadtrac and Magnum tractors with EP technology, the exhaust gases outside the engine are diesel exhaust gas liquid (DEF), which is mostly known under the brand name AdBlue. This technology has also become the industry standard for newer Tier 4A diesel engines among truck manufacturers. In contrast to exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), only cold fresh air is supplied to the engine with SCR technology. This gives Case IH the ability to fine-tune the combustion process in the engines and achieve better fuel efficiency, lower temperatures, more reliability and longer service intervals.This saves the vehicle owner from problems such as restricting the engine idling, as recommended by some manufacturers who use EGR in order to keep the cleaning and maintenance of the particle filter as low as possible.Blaise says: By choosing an alternative to EGR, we can improve fuel efficiency, the engine oil stays cleaner and can be changed at longer intervals, and the engine has a longer service life. These results in lower operating costs, because the need for AdBlue is more than offset by higher fuel efficiency and fewer oil changes, and the operating fluids are used more efficiently overall. According to many industry observers, SCR will become the future standard for tractors in agriculture. Owners of Case IH EP models are well prepared for the Tier 4B emissions regulations that will come into force in 2014. FARM FORUM 7

AGRARTECHNIK AKTUELL Case IH presents the new vehicle-to-vehicle technology and a stepless PTO drive gold and silver for Case IH in Paris Case IH is expanding its Advanced Farming System (AFS) with a new automatic vehicle-to-vehicle synchronization solution V2V) , which is being offered for the first time in this form for use in agriculture. In addition, the tractor manufacturer is introducing a stepless PTO drive. Both new Case IH technologies were awarded gold and silver medals for technical innovations at SIMA 2011 in Paris. Case IH V2V synchronization is a new technology that significantly improves harvest logistics. According to the master and slave principle, the combine harvester, as master, controls the tractor and trailer that drives the crop. The focus of the system is a wireless data connection between the combine harvester and the tractor. As soon as the tractor enters the active zone, the combine automatically controls the travel speed, the vehicle orientation and the direction of travel of the tractor. SAFE AND EFFICIENT OVERLOADING PROCESS The combine operator is able to monitor the unloading and status of the grain trailer at will. A major advantage of the system is the exact synchronization of both machines. This makes unloading processes safer and faster. Even inexperienced drivers can load trailers perfectly, and grain losses are avoided. The system prevents the risk of collisions by precisely aligning and steering both vehicles. This improves the work situation and further reduces stress for the operating personnel. Overall, the system increases transport logistics through automation and maximizes harvesting performance. This system makes it possible for the first time to synchronize processes between two work machines in one field. It takes the system one step further. We are only at the beginning of a very promising development, emphasizes Sylvain Blaise, Marketing Manager at Case IH and responsible for the market launch of the system. CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE PTO SHAFT FOR THE FIRST TIME As a further new technology, Case IH is presenting the world's first continuously variable PTO drive for tractors. The innovative system enables the continuous adjustment of the PTO speed independently of the engine speed and replaces the previously usual fixed PTO speeds. In practice, this means that the PTO speed, and thus the drive of attachments and trailer devices, can be continuously adjusted according to the respective requirements. The system allows the PTO speed to be controlled at a low engine speed. This leads to significant fuel savings. The new system is designed in such a way that the devices can be driven under all operating conditions, for example when starting under load or during emergency braking. EFFICIENT USE OF TRACTORS The system is part of the EfficientPower system. This is based on the use of a wide variety of technologies, especially in the area of ​​the tractor's drive and control systems, to improve productivity and comfort and thus significantly increase profitability . Case IH introduced the latest generation of engines with an innovative emission control system and a consistent, simple operating system in all tractor classes last autumn. The SIMA Innovation Awards are given in the run-up to SIMA. 15 experts from 6 countries evaluate the innovations submitted by the exhibitors. A total of five gold and ten silver medals were awarded at SIMA 2011. 8 FARM FORUM

Roll out for the new Farmall C-series New all-round tractor in the 55 to 75 HP performance segment / High comfort and optimal all-round visibility characterize the Farmall series / Numerous new equipment details. The Farmall name is deeply rooted in Case IH history. Case IH presented the first Farmall series as early as 1922, which developed into a successful model worldwide, not least because of its reliability and versatility. The new Farmall series, which was first presented at SIMA 2011, builds on this tradition. It is a completely newly developed all-round tractor that has been consistently designed for use as a farm tractor, for example for front loading work, or for use in livestock farms. Due to its compact design, the new Farmall C is also suitable for use in vegetable growing and special crops. NEW HIGHLIGHT IN THE CLASS UNDER 80 HP The new Farmall series rounds off the previous QUANTUM C series in the power range between 55 and 75 HP. The Farmall series is powered by a 3.2 liter four-cylinder engine from FPT-Fiat Powertrain, which meets Tier 3 emission standards. The new, compact design and the powerful motor result in a favorable ratio between drive power and total weight, so that the Farmall series drives up very powerful and agile. Thanks to the short wheelbase, the turning circle is only 3.8 m. You can choose between a 12x12-speed synchromesh gearbox or a 20x20 crawler gearbox, both of which can be equipped with a mechanical shuttle or optionally with a PowerShuttle. The maximum speed is 40 kilometers per hour, while the optional crawler gear enables speeds of a minimum of 123 meters per hour. NEW DESIGN WITH COMFORT CAB The external distinguishing feature is the new tractor design with the modern, forward-sloping engine hood and a completely redesigned comfort cab that sets new standards in terms of the view of the most important work areas. When developing the new Farmall C-Series, Case IH engineers focused on a high level of driver comfort and ergonomics. For the first time, the Farmall C is equipped with a so-called flat deck cabin. It enables a completely flat floor in the entire cabin area. The innovative construction of the cab roof with an integrated clear view window enables optimal control of the front loader working area. In terms of ergonomics, the Farmall C-cab is based on the operating concepts of large Case IH tractors. All important displays are ergonomically integrated in the dashboard. A new feature is an integrated loader joystick in the right control console, which enables very convenient and sensitive front loader control. For the first time, Case IH engineers have also no longer built the air conditioning into the roof, as is usually the case with smaller tractor series, but integrated it into the cab system. This enables a very low overall height of just 2.37 meters - ideal prerequisites for using the Farmall C in narrow passageways, for example stables. Thanks to modern noise insulation, the noise level has been significantly reduced compared to previous models. EXTENSIVE COMFORT EQUIPMENT The Farmall C is equipped with a radio with an integrated iPod interface as standard. The wide comfort seat with a pivot function ensures a pleasant workplace. A full passenger seat can be ordered as an option. ECONOMICAL OPERATION The new Farmall C also offers clear advantages in terms of economy. In addition to very economical engines, it is characterized by very low maintenance costs. The maintenance interval is 600 hours and the oil consumption in 1000-hour use is 54% below that of comparable competitors. The rear hydraulics have a lifting force of 2,150 kg. Up to three (rear) or two (centrally mounted) hydraulic connections are possible in the rear working area. FARM FORUM 9

PRACTICE TRACTORS High-performance tractors on the edge of the Lower Fläming Oehnaland Agrargesellschaft mbh's experience with two Case IH Quadtrac 535 The first season with the two new Case IH Quadtracs 535 at Oehnaland Agrargesellschaft mbh in Brandenburg is over. Looking back, 2010 was a difficult year there, not least because of the long period of drought in summer. It has not rained in the Fläming Region for several weeks. One reason why Oehnaland Agrargesellschaft has invested in 26 district irrigation systems over the past few years, which now irrigate almost 1,500 hectares. AGRICULTURE AT A HIGH LEVEL Effective and economical work is in the foreground at Oehnaland Agrargesellschaft. In the agriculture category, we are classified as a mixed company, says Holger Vogt, managing director of Oehnaland Agrargesellschaft mbh. This means that the GmbH, a merger of three former LPGs, has several pillars. On the one hand there is animal production: a total of almost 1,000 cattle, including 500 cows and 6,200 pigs, are looked after here. The main production directions are milk and beef runners. Another main stay is plant production. The Oehnaland cultivates around 4000 hectares. Grain, rapeseed, peas, potatoes and maize are grown, but alfalfa and field grass are also included. The hay meadows cover around 88 hectares. In addition, Oehnaland is also active in the field of renewable energies, in the service sector and in the craft sector. All of this is done with 69 employees. ONE MILLION EUROS INVESTED IN NEW TECHNOLOGY In autumn 2009, Holger Vogt dealt with the issue of purchasing large tractors at Agritechnica. The old tractors were reaching their limits, the necessary speeds for work in the fields could not be achieved, the performance of one of the intermediate grain storage facilities of Oehnaland Agrargesellschaft mbh. Managing Director Holger Vogt: Office work is a must. 10 FARM FORUM

the tug was no longer sufficient. We wanted to penetrate a completely new range of services, explains the graduate agricultural engineer Vogt. Therefore, with the two Quadtracs, extensive work equipment was procured at the same time. A seed drill with a working width of twelve meters, two cultivators with an area coverage of up to eight meters and a pneumatic fertilizer spreader that can spread the granules over a width of 36 meters. PRECISION FARMING ACCURATE TO TWO CENTIMETERS In addition, a so-called RTK antenna from Case IH was installed on one of the grain silos. The two Quadtracs 535, guided by GPS, trace their paths in the fields with an accuracy of two centimeters. With us, the fields are on average around 70 hectares, says Holger Vogt. And if you consider that a tractor operator without precision farming works around six percent of the arable land twice and leaves another three percent untreated, that adds up to a few hectares, Vogt continues. Since the Quadtracs work very ecologically, there is a certain potential for savings in fuel consumption per hectare compared to the old tractors. In addition, since the system was introduced, the rows in the fields have been dead straight. This also gives us, as proper farmers, a visual benefit that is also well received by the population, adds Vogt with a smile. SOLID TRACTORS WITH LONG LIFE LIFE All in all, Holger Vogt can draw a good summary of the use of the Quadtracs. At first we had a little problem with adapting the seed drill to the hydraulics of the Quadtrac, he explains. But that was quickly brought under control. We practically organized the entire order with these two tractors, both the basic tillage and the drilling of the autumn seeds, according to Holger Vogt, so his expectations of these tractors have been fully met. One of the two Case IH Quadtracs 535 that were procured from Oehnaland Agrargesellschaft mbh in 2010. Around 1,000 cattle are looked after at Oehnaland Agrargesellschaft mbh, including around 470 dairy cows. Precision farming is also common practice at Oehnaland Agrargesellschaft mbh when plowing stubble. A specially installed RTK antenna enables work to be carried out with an accuracy of two centimeters. A Manitou telescopic telehandler during loading work in an intermediate grain storage facility of Oehnaland Agrargesellschaft mbh. FARM FORUM 11

INNOVATIVE CUSTOMER PROFILES An Italian in Romania on the road to success From someone who set out to revolutionize agriculture in Romania Romania is a country that is probably one of the poorest in the European Union. More than 60% of the total area of ​​the country is used for agriculture, around two thirds of which is arable land. After all, almost 15% of the gross domestic product is generated in agriculture. But of the nearly 4.5 million farms, around 3.7 million are micro-farms, on which an average of only 2.3 hectares or less are cultivated. LARGE DIMENSION OF AGRICULTURE But there is also a completely different dimension to Romanian agriculture. The agricultural company Emiliana West Rome in Dudestii Vechi, near the border with Serbia, cultivates around 12,000 hectares of land. This makes the company one of the 0.2% of agricultural companies that work over 100 hectares. Emiliana West Rom was founded in 2000 when Martini Luciano, one of the largest margarine producers in Italy, began to invest in cheap land in the Banat region. At that time, foreign investors could buy a hectare of land there for around 150 DM. In the meantime, the land prices have risen to between 500 and 1,500 euros compared to the prices in Italy, but it is still extremely cheap, says the Italian Paolo Maurizio Rocchi, the managing director of Emiliana West Rome. LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN USE ON THE FIELDS While many of the smallholders are still working their fields by horse and cart, Paulo Maurizio Rocchi relies on the use of the most modern technology. In 2007 they bought a Case IH STX 500 and in 2009 two Case IH STX 535 with double tires. A Case IH 480 Quadtrac was added in 2010 and another one is to follow next year. Rocchi also uses large tractors from Fendt, Challenger and John Deere. The reason: The soils in the Banat region are very fertile, but difficult and therefore difficult to work. A high horsepower output is therefore mandatory if you want to work economically, especially with the size of the land that has to be cultivated at the Emiliana West Rome. SOME OF THE PRECISION FARMING IS ALREADY USED For several years now, Rocchi has been collecting data about its fields during harvest, using the Precision Farming System for this. In this way he gets a precise impression of how much yields are possible on his fields and can then react with regard to fertilization or irrigation. In the long term, he also wants to use the GPS-supported system for field cultivation. He's already using it for sowing. A Case IH 8120 combine harvester is at work during the harvest. Others come from Claas. FARMING AND Cattle Emiliana West Rom mainly grows maize, soybeans, sunflowers and various types of grain. In the coming season, 1,600 hectares with rapeseed, 4,000 hectares of wheat, 2,000 hectares each with corn and sunflowers and Managing Director Paolo Maurizio Rocchi will be planted in front of one of his Case IH STX 535. about 1,000 hectares of soybeans.Modern agriculture , however, is only one of the pillars of the Emiliana West Rom. Rocchi has made a name for himself in Europe as a breeder of Limousin cattle. He currently has around 1,400 of these cattle, including 900 to 1,000 suckler cows. Emiliana West Rom has taken on a pioneering role in the Limousin cattle breeding in Romania. Several prices have already been won with the breeding line. 12 FARM FORUM

2010 maize harvest in Eastern Europe: top experiences with the new 8-row maize picker On the Dushkov brothers' farm in Kameno Pole in northwest Bulgaria, near the city of Mezdra, the latest generation of the Case IH maize picker series was launched in Eastern Europe for the 2010 maize harvest 2108 used. This technology has proven itself here thanks to its high travel speed and extremely low grain breakage. The new maize picker is characterized by a number of technological advances. It has a rigid, stable frame that is designed for high loads. The central auger has been given a new splash guard. This significantly reduces grain and piston losses. The newly developed, significantly raised rear wall also contributes to this. We also see the optional corn auger on both sides of the corn picker as a very good feature. Farmer Miroslav Dushkov, who works with his brother on the arable farm with more than 2,500 hectares of usable land, judges it as a farmer, Miroslav Dushkov. The double-sided drive, which ensures high throughput rates and a long service life, has also proven itself. The integrated terrain tracker enables automatic height guidance. This guides the picker evenly at a set height above the ground. Our experience shows that this enables us to achieve higher working speeds and less harvest losses, says farmer Dushkov. NUMEROUS NEW EQUIPMENT DETAILS We were also impressed by the small details, for example the smooth plastic hoods. They are shaped to prevent the piston from jumping. This also leads to significantly lower losses. In addition, lager corn stalks are gently separated so that no straw gets into the machine. The new maize picker is equipped with header recognition as standard. This means that the combine harvester recognizes the settings last used when the picker is attached. This ensures shorter set-up times and makes work easier for the driver. With the 2108, the knife works at a higher speed than before. In addition, the knife sweeps the entire picking gap. We were able to observe that the new maize picker chops the whole maize stalk evenly. This way, there are no long pieces and the rotting is improved. In addition, the stalk is cut off just above the ground. This makes for easy tillage. The very short pieces of corn can be easily incorporated thanks to the high speed. The corn stalks are distributed more evenly as a blanket. This ensures an even supply of the important humus material, says Miroslav Dushkov in conclusion. Operations Manager Miroslav Dushkov Business Manager Case IH George Stanson FARM FORUM 13

PRACTICE TRACTORS DLG: Endurance test in southern Hesse The DLG tests agricultural technology in Groß-Umstadt and also examined the new Puma family. Max Eyth was not only the founding father of the now 125-year-old German Agricultural Society (DLG), but also the first who carried out systematic agricultural engineering tests. The spirit of Max Eyth is still omnipresent today in the almost four hectare test center for technology and operating resources of the DLG in Groß-Umstadt in southern Hesse, about halfway between Darmstadt and Aschaffenburg. The new Case IH Puma 160 was tested there in June: on the PTO test bench and in front of the measuring vehicle, the red tractor showed what it can do (see background 1). If Max Eyth could see today how modern agricultural technology is tested here with modern measuring technology, he would certainly be satisfied. The DLG test center in Groß-Umstadt, located on the green field in the mid-1960s, is now considered a world leader. In the past three years, DLG has invested around five million euros in buildings, new test stands and measurement technology.In addition to organizing large trade fairs such as Agritechnica, Eurotier and the DLG field days, testing agricultural technology and operating resources is one of the core tasks of the DLG. And according to the DLG, this task is more topical than ever against the background that agricultural technology is becoming more and more complex and the work of the test center is viewed by farmers and manufacturers as an important support. In particular, the increasing investment volumes and the complexity of new technologies, DLG is certain, make neutral and independent test results an essential component for investment decisions. In times of ever faster information, it is important that a neutral and independent organization develops and offers high-quality test procedures. The practical relevance for many tests is a decisive feature. That is why almost 50 employees in Groß-Umstadt scrutinize almost everything that the farmer gets in his hand in his daily work every day: from combine harvesters to cultivators, from tractors to seed drills, from leaf blowers to chainsaws and animal feed to the disinfectant . In doing so, they often fall back on existing standards, but also repeatedly develop their own test methods: For example, with the DLG PowerMix and the solar module test, in which the testers simulate the particular stress on the photovoltaic modules from stables and expose the sensitive surfaces to the influence of ammonia. There are almost 1000 tests year after year and different labels are awarded depending on the type of test and the client (see background 2). For farmers, however, the test report is at least as relevant as the seal: The DLG has now collected over 1500 of these reports on its website, and they have already been accessed around a million times. BACKGROUND 1: THE PUMA 160 ON THE TEST STAND Around 50 tractors from all manufacturers are examined here every year, mostly on behalf of the producers, but also by specialist magazines, says Friedrich Uhlig, a qualified farmer and employee in the field of vehicle technology . He has been with the DLG since 1973 and has been testing tractors since 1979: At that time, we started with utility tests, for example on a Unimog 1000 or an IH 844, which was still built in Neuss at the time. Today it takes several days for six employees to thoroughly test the tractor to be tested before the complex data can then be evaluated and displayed. Recently, the DLG testers have been relying on the DLG PowerMix: They leave the test scheme of constant operating states and move the levers towards practice: there, changing loads and rarely fully utilized services determine the picture. The field is thus brought into the test laboratory, so to speak, in order to be able to measure the specific consumption in twelve different defined cycles in a practical manner. These measurements in simulated field work, where tractive power, PTO shaft power and hydraulic power are demanded from the tractor at the same time under standardized artificial field conditions, have meanwhile become established among manufacturers and farmers. The Case IH Puma 160 was also tested in June 2010 on the basis of the PowerMix process: According to the manufacturer, the six-cylinder, which, according to the manufacturer, has 149 kW at its peak and is equipped with Powerboost, had to be able to demonstrate its PTO output under full load with and without boost By the way, the test report can be downloaded free of charge ( tractors / chn-puma160.pdf) Then, with the PowerMix module built into the power lift, he had to pull the 500,000 euro traction test vehicle from the DLG test center and prove what is in him. Important for the PowerMix tests: The DLG testers do not evaluate the results, but simply present them because, for example, the evaluation criteria such as fuel consumption change quickly, but the test reports would last for a long time. The evaluation, according to Prüfer Uhlig, is therefore left to the specialist magazines and the farmers who read the test reports. 14 FARM FORUM

DLG PowerMix Puma series achieves top marks Low diesel consumption for Puma tractors sets new benchmarks / DLG test confirms previous practical experience / EfficientPower Technology ensures extremely low specific diesel consumption in all areas of application (g / kWh) 300 diesel consumption BACKGROUND 2: FARMERS SCHÄT - ZEN THE NEUTRAL TEST RESULTS According to a DLG survey, many farmers find out about test results before investing. For example, 96 percent of those questioned are familiar with the DLG test and inspection reports, for 65 percent the DLG test marks and test reports are an aid in making specific investment decisions. According to the DLG, it is characteristic of the tests that attempts are made to generate realistic, comparable data using the latest test methods - the decision about the investment is then made by the farmer himself. The test results of the DLG test center Groß-Umstadt are reflected in different forms: The Signum Test and the Focus Test, which are developed from practical requirements and concluded with an evaluative test report and test mark. Individual special tests, such as on the subject of ISOBUS or the DLG PowerMix, as information for special test areas. The safety tests and certification tests performed by the DLG as an accredited test center. The quality mark for equipment. Confidential tests in the development or pre-series stage to assess new developments and prototypes. As part of a current DLG PowerMix test series, the Case IH tractors Puma CVX 160 EP, Puma 215 EP and Puma CVX 230 EP have now achieved top values. With a diesel consumption of 259 g / kWh (Puma 215 EP) and 261 g / kWh (Puma CVX 230 EP) or 268 g / kWh (Puma 160 EP), the Puma tractors achieved excellent specific consumption values. The new EfficientPower Technology from Case IH, which is used in these tractors, is responsible for this extremely low diesel consumption. Behind this is an intelligent interplay of various technical systems in the tractor. From the most modern driving and assistance systems to the latest engine technology to an innovative exhaust gas cleaning system. A modern system based on selective catalytic reduction (SCR) is used for exhaust gas cleaning in the Puma models. It is arranged as a compact assembly between the engine and the exhaust. Compared to other systems, it is characterized by a high degree of thermodynamic efficiency, which leads to considerable diesel savings. In addition, engine performance, such as responsiveness, is improved. The test results of the German Agricultural Society (DLG) for these tractors are now available for download on the Internet. The Puma tractors are characterized by very low specific diesel consumption under all operating conditions, from heavy pulling work to PTO shafts to hydraulic work. Diesel consumption up to fourteen g / kWh lower than the next better tractor 290 280 270 260 250 268 Case IH Puma CVX 160 EP 1 259 Case IH Puma 215 EP 2 261 Case IH Puma CVX 230 EP 3 1 Case IH Puma CVX 160 EP [ DLG PowerMix Test 07/10] 2 Case IH Puma 215 EP [DLG PowerMix Test 05/10] 3 Case IH Puma CVX 230 EP [DLG PowerMix Test 05/10] AdBlue consumption not taken into account in the graphic increases profitability considerably. In addition, the Puma tractors have a significantly higher output. Our practical experience has now been officially confirmed by the DLG test. When it comes to tractor efficiency, the new Puma models with EfficientPower set new standards, says Franz-Josef Silber, tractor expert and responsible for the introduction of the new Puma tractors in Europe. FARM FORUM 15

CASE IH LOCAL Klemens A. Becker and Friedrich W. Römer Agricultural Museum Sinsteden near Cologne EXPERIENCE CASE IH HISTORY Extensive agricultural machinery and tractor collection / Development of Case IH technology up to the 1940s / Extensive range of services for all Case IH fans Because only who knows his roots knows what shapes him. If you don't know the past, the future can cost you. "This quote perfectly the role of the Friends' Association, founded in 1995 in the Sinsteden Agricultural Museum, meanwhile for the Case IH brand. For more than 15 years, Case IH fans who have worked in the museum have dedicated themselves to building up a unique collection of agricultural machinery and tractors to comment on the development of the Case IH brand. But that's not all: The members of the development association now offer a comprehensive range of services relating to Case IH tractors and are therefore valued by fans all over Europe. FOCUS ON RED TRACTORS MADE IN NEUSS The focus of the exhibition at the Agricultural Museum Sinsteden is therefore also a permanent exhibition of machines and tractors from the IHC / Case IH company, including genuine one-offs, for example IHC-FG tractors or the last Case IH Maxxum built in 1997. The development of Case IH tractors and German agricultural technology from the beginning of the 1940s to the turn of the millennium can be cle "Arly see n in the 3000 square meter exhibition ", reports Klemens A. Becker, first chairman of the development association. This ranges from the simple single-cylinder IHC engine, which was used stationary to drive machines, to all tractor series that were once produced at the Case IH location in Neuss. In the museum, the field of harvesting technology is also brought closer to the visitors. LOTS OF COMPETENCE But not only the exhibits represent a valuable fund for the preservation of the agricultural and cultural heritage of an agricultural technology brand. In the sponsoring association you will find numerous implement and tractor experts who have spent their active professional time at Case IH and some of them Spend their free time expanding the museum and its exhibitions. Becker said: This ranges from former designers and management in Neuss production to service experts who have spent most of their professional lives with agricultural machinery and tractor technology. "IHC and Case IH fans around the world naturally appreciate this know-how and extensive wealth of experience. Every Wednesday the members meet not only to professionally restore newly acquired pieces of jewelery, but also to provide Case IH fans from all over Europe with professional Advice and support. The inquiries we receive are very different, ”explains Klemens A. Becker. Often there are technical questions, for example about the original equipment of Case IH or IHC tractors. Very often, however, it is also about providing spare parts , tips on restoration or providing important documents, for example when an IHC tractor is put back into operation and there are no longer any approval documents. "WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES AROUND THE BRAND Against this background, the Friends' Association has decided to further develop the range of services, particularly in the area of ​​technical inquiries. So we were able to take over a substantial part of the technical documentation of the former factory location in Neuss. We have digitized around 45,000 pages in the past few years so that we can conduct research very quickly. We also have archived marketing documents, such as brochures, or all relevant approval documents, now back to 1936, ”explains Friedrich W. Römer, who looks after the archive at the Sinsteden Agricultural Museum. So it is hardly surprising that the members of the association are very well connected. We know dealers across Europe who stock spare parts, so that we very often pass on specific inquiries. We are very often asked about spare parts for the IHC-US models, for example. Here we have some insider tips, for example on Case IH spare parts stores in the Benelux countries. All in all, the friends' association members can state that IHC and Case IH tractors in particular are enjoying a growing fan base on the oldie market. Anyone interested is a welcome guest every Wednesday. The members of the friends' association usually meet between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Special questions will be answered whenever possible. Contact: Friends of the Agricultural Museum in Sinsteden, Grevenbroicher Straße 29, D-41569 Rommerskirchen, phone: 02183-7045, 16 FARM FORUM

Puma CVX proves itself in open-cast mining In the Rhenish lignite district near Cologne you can find Europe's largest open-cast mines, in which RWE Power AG mines lignite. The coal lies there between 40 and a maximum of 210 meters below the surface of the earth. It is used exclusively to generate electricity in the nearby power plants. More than 1.3 billion tons of lignite are stored in the Garzweiler opencast mine and will be mined by 2045. And this is exactly where a Puma CVX is used. In particular, the drainage of the open pit is a constant challenge for RWE engineers. The groundwater is lowered in a wide belt around the opencast mine. For this purpose, kilometer-long pump lines are being laid. The new Case IH Puma CVX is used as an efficient carrier vehicle for a Palfinger jib crane. DECISION FOR PUMA CVX WITH CRANE The decision was made in favor of the Puma 210 CVX because of the numerous advantages that the tractor offers. Thanks to the high maximum axle load, the Puma 210 CVX with a rated output of 213 HP and a maximum output of 242 HP is suitable for use with a Palfinger crane with a reach of more than 13 meters attachment crane is 14 tons. With a maximum design, the crane can lift more than a ton. To ensure sufficient stability, the Puma CVX was equipped with hydraulically extendable supports and additional ballast in the front area. Due to the large extension width, the Puma CVX achieves a high level of work efficiency. In addition, the employees particularly appreciate the high level of operating convenience when driving on and off-road. In the crane approach, the Palfinger crane is operated by remote control. The Puma CVX's variable displacement pump ensures sufficient hydraulic power with a delivery rate of up to 170 liters per minute. A total of up to nine additional control units can be supplied on the Puma, five of them at the rear and four in the middle. On the ICP, an intuitive control panel, which is ergonomically integrated in the armrest of the Puma CVX, the most important tractor functions are operated with a tap. These include, for example, the setting of the front axle suspension, the differential lock and all-wheel shifting or the PTO management and slip control. The Puma 210 CVX was converted accordingly by Landtechnik Peter Steprath in Dormagen for special use. Those interested can find more pictures on the Case IH Germany Facebook page. FARM FORUM 17

VORSPRUNG CASE IH LOCAL IN PRODUCTION Operational organization FIVE IN ONE SINGLE STABILITY with different operational pillars Operational diversification is a question of management / Case IH tractors in various areas of application / Simple operating concept proves itself with changing drivers Against the background of strongly fluctuating prices of most agricultural products many companies, how many company pillars are necessary to secure risk and income. At the Goldberger Hof, which is run by Jürgen Klein in Dormagen Nievenheim, between Cologne and Düsseldorf in the immediate vicinity of the Rhine, you can find out how five different branches of business can be run at the same time and, above all, professionally . In addition to a modern arable farm with more than 150 hectares of usable area, Jürgen Klein also cultivates special crops intensively and continuously. In recent years, he has continuously expanded the area under cultivation for special crops, including rhubarb, as well as edible and decorative pumpkins. For the 2011 growing season, he is growing pumpkins on more than 40 hectares. In addition, the farmer has been running a successful boarding house for years, currently with 30 stables, has integrated a surf club on the company premises and has been successfully devoting himself to gardening and landscaping for several years. HIGH REQUIREMENTS ON OPERATIONAL COORDINATION Of course, farm management is far more important here than, for example, in pure arable farming, because the various branches of the farm have to be reconciled day in and day out in order to use synergies in the process and , above all, to avoid downtimes for personnel and machines reports Jürgen Klein. A basic requirement for such a farm structure is also the necessary willingness to take risks and enjoy new activities and challenges, says the dynamic farmer. NEW DARE! The best example of this is his entry into gardening and landscaping. This branch of business actually came about by chance, reports Jürgen Klein. A neighboring company that had specialized in this extra-agricultural work for years and 18 FARM FORUM

Jürgen Klein appreciates the service of his regional dealer Steprath, with whom he already cooperated in arable farming, offered him to take over his company. My colleague specializes in tree care. After taking over the business areas, we took advantage of the opportunities for professional gardening and landscaping services in our region and successfully expanded the branch. ON A GROWTH COURSE In the meantime, Jürgen Klein's team is not only regarded as a specialist in tree care by municipalities, architects, housing management companies and private clients. The maintenance of green spaces and foliage disposal are just as much a part of the range of services as the maintenance of windbreak hedges or biotope maintenance. A total of eight permanent employees belong to the team at Klein's horticultural company. When it comes to mechanization, the farmer has relied on Case IH tractors for years. A CVX 195, a Maxxum 110 and two JX 95 are currently key machines, especially in the gardening and landscaping sector. In addition to the reliability of Case IH tractors and their economic efficiency, Klein mentions the proximity to the dealer and the range of services offered by its regional Case IH dealer, the Steprath company in Dormagen, as the main reasons for this brand decision. ROUND THE CLOCK Of course, due to the structure of the farm, we cannot carry out all service and repair work to the extent that a normal arable farm might be able to do. We need a technical backup for the tractors around the clock, because downtimes in particular lead to considerable failures in the various branches of the company. The main working hours are often parallel, as was the case this spring. Here, all machines have to run virtually around the clock, be it during the sowing, in the field or during the upcoming maintenance of green areas, the farmer judges. Farmer Klein is particularly enthusiastic about the simple operating concept of the continuously variable tractors. Of course, we have very often changing drivers. In my experience, everyone gets along well with the consistent operating concept after just a short working time. Klein is also enthusiastic about the maneuverability and drive power of the JX 95. One would actually think that the tractor would be underpowered for such a forage harvester combination, but it is precisely this that is characterized by high pulling power under load, and the combination is very maneuverable in practical use. FARM FORUM 19

ADVANTAGE IN AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY IN CURRENT PRODUCTION New generation of Quadtrac and Steiger tractors THE MOST POWERFUL SERIES PRODUCTION TRACTOR IN THE WORLD In conjunction with new emissions laws that will come into effect in 2011, Case IH is launching a new range of Quadtrac and Steiger models. With the new EfficienPower technology, they offer more economical fuel consumption and more power. The Quadtrac and Steiger 600 models set a new industry record with a peak performance of 670 hp. This new generation of Quadtrac and Steiger tractors is designed to meet the requirements of large agricultural businesses in terms of performance, service life, comfort and productivity and creates added value through additional strengths. THE QUADTRAC SERIES The new range includes four models with top engine outputs from 502 to 670 hp with power boost. The Case IH Quadtrac has four independently driven crawler tracks. As a result, the ground pressure is reduced with improved traction. THE STEIGER SERIES The new range includes two models with top engine outputs from 446 to 558 hp with power boost. MOST POWERFUL TRACTOR ON THE MARKET The Quadtrac / Steiger 600 offer a peak power of 670 HP. The Case IH engine, the heart, gives every Steiger & Quadtrac model the best performance and economy thanks to Efficient Power. All engines are equipped with SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology and offer optimum performance with the lowest fuel consumption and the lowest emissions. Additional engine output through Power Boost is available for optimal adaptation when driving on uneven terrain and on roads and with increased power requirements on the PTO shaft and hydraulics through more productive attachments. The Steiger 350 is equipped with the proven 8.7 liter engine. The 12.9 l engine in the Quadtrac / Steiger 550 and 600 has a two-stage turbo. The secondary turbo offers an additional boost for the primary turbocharger and thus helps to keep the torque increase and the speed at a maximum. As a result, the engine meets the highest possible performance requirements with the lowest possible consumption and low emissions. COMFORTABLE AND SIMPLE Quadtrac and Steiger have already had the largest cab in the industry with an all-round view that is unmatched in the industry. But now Case IH has retrofitted and created the highest level of comfort for long days in the field with the Surveyor cab. Based on the experiences of participants in Customer Clinics, a new cab was developed that makes the driver's work much easier. Constant vibrations and shaking are simply part of working in the fields with the tractor. That is why the Surveyor cab now optionally offers a new, exclusive cab suspension. As a result, movements in or against the direction of travel, lateral movements and rocking movements are compensated and absorbed, which leads to improved driving comfort and more control. NEW MULTICONTROLLER CONSOLE IN THE ARMREST Some control elements have been relocated to the top right-hand side of the cabin ceiling, while the most frequently used functions are integrated in the new multicontroller console in the armrest. Up to eight hydraulic control units and switching options as well as the headland management are operated via the multicontroller armrest. A new AFS Pro 700 color monitor is integrated into the armrest and follows every movement of the driver's seat. All Steiger and Quadtrac tractors are equipped with Automatic Productivity Management (APM) and automatically select the best combination of gear and engine speed for every attachment and for every terrain. When the APM is switched on, the operator only needs to enter the desired basic speed. The tractor cab is one of the quietest cabs in the industry and, with the raised footrests, offers the operator an alternative option to use his 20 FARM FORUM