​The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) have included five technologies from Case IH and four technologies from New Holland Agriculture in their annual AE50 Awards. This prestigious series acknowledges the year’s top 50 smart engineering product innovations introduced on the US market in 2016.

London, December 19, 2016

Case IH and New Holland Agriculture, the two global agricultural machinery brands of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI), have been included in the 2017 edition of the AE50 Awards. Determined and administered by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), the AE50 names the top 50 agricultural machinery product innovations to be presented each year.

New product introductions are ranked each year according to the criteria of innovation, significant engineering advancement and impact on the market served. The winning innovations will be published in the January/February 2017 special issue of ASABE’s Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World, a print publication dedicated to agricultural, biological and food system engineers worldwide.

Four innovations from New Holland Agriculture were also recognized on the AE50 list. The IntelliBale™ ISOBUS Class 3 Tractor & Baler automation for New Holland Roll-Belt™ Series automates the tractor and baling control functions, reducing operator fatigue and fuel consumption and enables the baler to control the tractor’s forward motion, bale wrapping, bale ejection, and tailgate closing. The SmartTrax™ with Flex Technology for New Holland CR and CX flagship combines offers an alternative to traction tires to reduce ground compaction and improve operator comfort. The CX/CR Everest 20 levelling system is a stand-alone kit that converts the combine harvester from a standard combine into an expert hill-climbing machine, while providing the advantages of operator comfort and harvesting capacity. The T7 Heavy Duty Enhanced Engine Brake feature is designed to reduce the load imposed upon the tractor and trailed equipment’s brakes when decelerating or holding a speed while descending a gradient.

Case IH and New Holland Agriculture have worked closely over the years with ASABE in an effort to remain at the forefront of innovation and sustainability in the agricultural sector. Within CNH Industrial, the Company continues to fly the flag for innovation in the agricultural sector through its Innovation Department, global network of R&D centers and agriculture brands, whose work promotes the furthering of new technologies, data driven information and sustainable farming solutions. One of the most recent innovation developments saw the Company unveil its concept autonomous tractor technology through Case IH and New Holland Agriculture in August 2016 at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. For more information visit the CNH Industrial Newsroom: