October 15, 2008 03:03 ET

Case IH and LBR at Golden Autumn Farm Show, Russia

LUGANO, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - Case IH, a global manufacturer and seller of agricultural equipment and part of the Fiat Group (FIA.MI), together with its importer LBR, participated at the Golden Autumn Fair held from October 10 to 14 in Moscow, Russia, at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre.

Organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation and the Government of Moscow, the fair is the annual venue representing the last development in the agricultural equipment industry. Every year over 2,000 enterprises and companies took part in the exhibition from 70 regions of Russia and from 30 foreign countries. The total exhibition area is over 70,000 square meters, including open air spaces, where more than 1,000 items of agricultural machinery and equipment of Russian and foreign production are presented. More than 200,000 people visit the exhibition every year, including 30,000 agricultural experts.

Case IH presented, with LBR, a powerful array of its tractors and other equipment. On display were the Maxxum, the Puma, the Magnum and Steiger tractor series ranging from 110 horsepower, with the Maxxum 110, to 535 horsepower, the most powerful Steiger series. This latter was represented at the LBR - Case IH stand by a Steiger 385 horsepower

Case IH also showcased a 2588 Combine from its Axial-Flow family. Axial-Flow combines, developed by Case IH over 30 years ago, guarantee unmatched reliability, reduced maintenance time and a lower overall cost of ownership.

With more than 220 models in 13 product lines, Case IH offers a full range of equipment for professional, large cash-grain, row-crop producers and contractors for use in soil preparation, seeding, crop protection and harvesting. These include tractors in all sizes, Axial-Flow rotary combines, specialty harvesters, hay and forage equipment and an excellent line of tillage, seeding and spraying equipment.

Case IH counts in the Russian Federation on a widespread distribution network presence made up of several distributors, including LBR, which assure a complete coverage of the territory.

LBR with its 14 outlets and a strong service staff is committed to assist its customers spread over the European side of Russia with reliable and powerful machines and solutions for every farmer's needs.

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Case IH is the professionals' choice, drawing on more than 160 years of heritage and experience in the agricultural industry. A powerful range of tractors, combines and balers supported by a global network of highly professional dealers dedicated to providing our customers with the superior support and performance solutions to be productive and effective in the 21st century. More information on Case IH products and services can be found online at Case IH is a brand of CNH (NYSE: CNH), a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Group (FIA: MI).

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