SETTING A NEW STANDARD
The new Case IH A8010 and A8810 Series
EASIER OPERATION | IMPROVED HARVEST QUALITY | INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY
The high performance of Case IH sugarcane harvesters results from over 50 years of product research and development, and significant investments to offer advanced solutions to the sector.
The technological innovations offered by our harvesters provide not only high productivity and reliability, but also contribute to delivery of a raw material in accordance with industry specifications.
Could it get any sweeter…
The new A8010 and A8810 Series… released 2018
With a reputation for its pioneering spirit and being the benchmark in the field of sugarcane harvesting, Case IH has worked hard to improve its Austoft(TM) sugarcane harvester.
Focusing on harvest quality and the profitability of its customer’s business have been the cornerstones of the improvement process. The result has been a union of technologies that increase mechanical availability, generating efficiency and ensuring greater productivity.
With this release, Case IH now offers a full range of harvesting equipment for all types of sugarcane cultivation. In addition, the new model also comes with a variety of features that are sure to please those who are ready to rethink productivity.
“Easy to use joystick controls, improved visibility features, clean results and great support from Case IH and the local dealer…. I’ve been very happy with the new Case IH Austoft 8810 harvester”
Craig Basso of Nyletta Harvesting, Silkwood, North Qld.
Case IH Austoft® sugarcane harvesters lead the world in cane-harvesting technology and dependability, promoting excellent cane quality and ultra-clean samples.
Two models are available to accommodate varied terrain (8010 wheeled, 8810 track), and recent updates to the engine and cooling package, engine management system, hydraulic system and harvesting functions add to the machines’ versatility, performance and reliability.
AUSTOFT A8010 & A8810
NEW BROCHURE OUT NOW!
I began my long association with sugar cane harvester service and support at the start of my apprenticeship with a North Queensland family business many years ago. This is when I also began working with Case and then later the Case IH range of equipment. For those that can remember the early harvesters, I originally began working on Don Mizzi harvesters and later Toft 364 MKII, 300, 310, 4, 5 and 6000 series. At this time, I was also involved significantly with hydraulic troubleshooting and repairs which worked hand in hand with the Toft harvesters due to their extensive use of hydraulics. The experience I gained enabled me to work overseas on the Toft 6000 machines in Florida, USA and the Toft 364 MKII in Iran.
On my return from overseas, I continued working across various areas in North Queensland supplying service and support for the Austoft range of 7000 and 7700 series of harvesters and the range of Cameco machines. During this period, I attended factory training in Bundaberg, Queensland where the Austoft machines were manufactured and also at Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA where the Camecos were being manufactured. I was also attending training for Case IH tractors at their headquarters in Australia down in St Marys, Sydney, NSW.
Before too long, I was back overseas where I spent a significant period working on harvesters across numerous countries including the Philippines, Thailand, Fiji, Sudan, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mexico and England (modified harvester for Coppice). During this time, I was responsible for the operation, training, troubleshooting, service and support of Austoft 7000 and Case IH 8000 series machines and continued my factory training in Piracicaba, Brazil where the new Case IH Austoft harvesters were now being manufactured. In addition to working on harvesters I was also supporting Bell equipment and the full CNH range of equipment, which included tractors and earthmoving machinery .
Again when I returned to Australia, I continued to work with agricultural machinery and made my way back to Case IH and the North Queensland dealerships.
I am currently responsible for the sales and service support of Case IH Austoft harvesters for QMAC Machinery, with their branches from Innisfail, to Tully and Cairns and out to the Atherton Tablelands.
It has been a long journey of almost 45 years of involvement with sugar cane harvesting, but one I have enjoyed all the way and continue to do so now. Starting all those years ago with the basics of the mostly chain driven Don Mizzis, to now the well advanced Case IH Austoft 8810 and its significant use of on-board and off-board computer diagnostics systems assisting in the ease of troubleshooting and the operation of these machines, I’ve seen it all but despite this, it is still a constantly learning process to keep abreast of the latest technology and the benefits it does and can bring to this industry. I believe there are very exciting times ahead for cane harvesting and the Case IH Austoft harvesters and look forward to being part of it.