The winning tractor models in the ‘Mid-Class’ category were the Case IH Maxxum Multicontroller
with ActiveDrive 8 transmission, the STEYR Profi with S-Control 8 and the New Holland
Agriculture T6.175 Dynamic Command™.
London, November 16, 2017
Case IH, STEYR and New Holland Agriculture, the agricultural equipment brands of CNH
Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) have each won “Machine of the Year 2018” titles in the
‘Mid-Class’ tractor category at the 2017 Agritechnica trade fair in Hannover, Germany.
Agritechnica is the world’s largest trade fair for agricultural machinery and equipment. The biannual
event attracts around 2,900 exhibitors and 450,000 visitors. The accolades are awarded
by an expert jury of journalists representing leading international agricultural publications.
The Case IH Maxxum Multicontroller was awarded for its new ActiveDrive 8 feature, a new semipowershift
transmission offering eight powershift steps in each of three ranges. This provides a
total of 24 speeds in both forward and reverse and incorporates a number of features designed to
make the tractor more efficient and the driver more comfortable. The Maxxum range has recently
been redesigned with LED lights integrated in the front grill.
STEYR’s Profi with S-Control 8 was recognized for its new, improved 8-stage powershift
transmission, the most efficient in its class. The new S-Control 8 transmission features a total of
24 gears across three groups. It also has a range of automatic functions that boost efficiency,
and greatly improve operator comfort.
New Holland Agriculture’s T6.175 Dynamic Command™ tractor received the coveted award for
its technical innovation, specifically the Dynamic Command™ transmission, which features a new
8-step semi powershift transmission. Additional points of excellence which were noted include the
advantages it brings in terms of performance, productivity, lower cost of operation, ease of use
and operator comfort.