SOURCE: Case New Holland

June 27, 2008 13:07 ET

Case IH Presents New Products at AGRO Show in Ukraine

LUGANO, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - June 27, 2008) - Many visitors came to the Case IH stand at the 20th International Agricultural Exhibition-Fair "AGRO-2008" which took place recently in Kiev, Ukraine.

Case IH, a leading brand in the agricultural equipment business of CNH (NYSE: CNH) and Fiat Group (FIA.MI), through its distributor Novofarm, presented many products at the show to meet the growing demand for large-scale and productive machinery. The display included the Magnum and the Quadtrac® tractors, the Axial-Flow combines and big tillage and seeding equipment. The AGRO show is the leading exhibition for agriculture, agricultural machinery, livestock farming and the food industry in Ukraine. With an exhibition area of 67,000 sq.m., it counts 2,016 exhibitors, including 108 international exhibitors, and over 200,000 visitors. Its success is linked to the fact that the country's local agricultural sector is becoming more and more attractive every year, showing high growth potential.

The Quadtrac® tractor represents a new entry for the market; it was prominently on display at the stand to properly solidify Case IH's image as a provider of powerful machinery for agricultural professionals. The Quadtrac®, performance leader in agricultural track machines available in four models 385, 435, 485 and 535 hp and holder of a spot in the Guiness Book of Records for most acres plowed in 24 hours, offers the lowest compaction under load and best turning performance in the industry. In addition, this high horsepower tractor features great productivity, long-lasting durability, premium reliability and ease of operation and serviceability.

The Case IH SDX Series Single Disk No-Till Air Drills was presented in Ukraine for the very first time at the show; this new disk seeder, which already received very positive feedback from the visitors, is best-in-class for accurate depth control, consistent seed placement, and low furrow sidewall compaction. Case IH is the first to offer flexible rank down pressure for optimum seed placement. Users can adjust the down pressure to each rank separately for different depth applications, or completely lock up a rank to change row spacing and configurations. Novofarm anticipates that the new machines will meet customer demand for reliable, easy-to-use and productive machines.

A best-seller Case IH Axial-Flow AF2388 and flagship combine Axial-Flow AFX8010 attracted a lot of attention. Also on display at the 800 sq.m. stand was the ST-820 Flexicoil (cultivator plus air-cart), which is very popular among big farmers and agricultural corporations in Ukraine.

Case IH leads the tractor sector in Ukraine and is among the leaders in the combine segment.

Case IH

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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