Case IH has revealed its most powerful production tractor at the top of its range, the 778hp/572kW Quadtrac 715 AFS Connect.
The machine combines many of the existing Quadtrac principles alongside some updates and key differences. Franz Josef Silber, Case IH product marketing manager for high-horsepower and 4wd tractors, said: “The principle behind the development of the Quadtrac 715 is not simply more power.
“Our aim was to create a machine that matches the requirements of our region’s largest farms, to operate implements at their ideal speed, producing higher workrates and allowing operations to be performed at the ideal time, even in tough working conditions, to make the most of short weather windows. We also wanted to ensure soil protection via a bigger footprint and fewer passes, which also means greater efficiency and minimal trafficked land.”
Available only in tracked Quadtrac format, the new 715 model is powered by an industry-first in tractors – the new FPT Cursor 16L TST. Its displacement is 23% greater than the Quadtrac 645’s Cursor 13L TST, delivering 778 peak horsepower at 1,900rpm and 3,255Nm peak torque at a low 1,400rpm. High torque availability is ensured with a twin-stage intercooled turbocharging system delivering a fast load response. Refuelling stops are reduced via the integration of wider saddle tanks on the rear frame, holding a total of 1,968 litres of diesel, 11% up on the Quadtrac 645.
The new heavy-duty track units are different to those on other models. Tracks are 305mm longer for more ground contact, enhanced power transfer, greater traction and reduced compaction. Drive wheel diameter is 1,008mm with five track lugs engaged with the drive wheel rather than four, to handle the higher torque and maximise track life.
A new look
The Quadtrack boasts a new bonnet design which can be raised 31% higher for enhances service access. It is opened and closed via an electric actuator, operated via a switch in a lockable box near the cab steps. A new lighting design provides LED road lights, complemented by new cab-mounted worklights available in three packages.
Internally, there are new storage areas, while a new headliner incorporates new LED lighting and
enhances sound system speaker output from the uprated sound system options. An integrated rail system in the right-hand headliner and A-post ensures easy monitor attachment. It can carry a second AFS Pro 1200 terminal where required, for AFS AccuGuide steering and AccuTurn Pro headland management, ISOBUS implement management, guidance and more. AFS Connect technology allows vehicle and agronomic data recording, including two-way transfer between the tractor and myCaseIH online portal, while also allowing remote machine monitoring/support by owners and, with permission, dealers.
The first European public viewing of the Quadtrac 715 will be at Agritechnica in November 2023 in