Case STX Steiger

The Case STX Steiger is a tractor line built by Case IH. This line continues the models built by Steiger Tractor, which was purchased by Case IH in 1986.

STX Steiger
Case IH Steiger 435 tractor.jpg
Case IH Steiger 435 wheeled tractor
Overview
ManufacturerCase IH
Production2000-present
AssemblyFargo, North Dakota
Body and chassis
ClassHeavy Tractor
Powertrain
Capacity8.7–12.9 litres (530–790 cu in)
Transmission16 speed power shift[1]
PropulsionWheels or Quadtrac
Dimensions
Wheelbase139–154 in (3,530.6–3,911.6 mm)
Curb weight39,600–58,000 lb (17,962–26,308 kg)

The tractors are built in Case IH's plant in Fargo, North Dakota, where already 50,000 units[2] of this line were built as of September 2005.

This tractor line is powered by engines with 405 to 682 hp. They are available in wheeled, Quadtrac, and row-crop Rowtrac configurations, and are very closely related to the New Holland T9 range.

In 2005, the STX500 Quadtrac tractor set a new Ploughing World Record. The machine ploughed 321ha[2] in just 24 hours, led by Jean Imbert who drove the tractor.

In 2007, the STX530 Quadtrac tractor was featured on the television series Top Gear,[3] where presenter Richard Hammond chose the STX Steiger for some of the challenges, (eventually including ploughing.) It was lapped around the Top Gear Test Track by The Stig, finishing in a time of 4:49.1,[4] which is the slowest lap ever round the track.[5] In 2005 that model of tractor broke the 24-hour ploughing World Record,[6] turning 792 acres (321 ha) of farmland in just 24 hours.[7]

PerformanceEdit

 
Case STX tractor pulling a large seed drill combination

ModelsEdit

(currently produced as of June 2019)

  • Steiger/Rowtrac 370
  • Steiger/Rowtrac 420
  • Steiger/Rowtrac/Quadtrac 470
  • Steiger/Rowtrac/Quadtrac 500
  • Steiger/Quadtrac 540
  • Steiger/Quadtrac 580
  • Steiger/Quadtrac 620

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "DRIVETRAIN". Archived from the original on 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2008-11-26.
  2. ^ a b "Stackyard". Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  3. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/show/episodes/series9episode5.shtml
  4. ^ Top gear test track#Power Laps
  5. ^ Excluding Ferdinand GT3 RS which is foot-pedeled by Richard Hammond in the show.
  6. ^ http://www.caseih.com/news/newsevents.aspx?&navid=209&RL=ENAN&newsid=2331[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ March 22, 2005 news release Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

  Media related to Case IH STX Steiger at Wikimedia Commons