Case IH
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Case IH is an American mechanical company, one of the world’s largest brands of agricultural equipment. With headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin
Racine, Wisconsin
Racine is a city in and the county seat of Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. According to 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the city had a population of 82,196...

, it has a network of more than 4,000 dealers and distributors that operates in more than 160 countries. Case IH is owned by CNH Global
CNH Global
CNH Global N.V. is a global, full line company operating in both the agricultural and construction equipment industries. CNH's scope includes integrated engineering, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of equipment on five continents...

 which in turn is financially controlled by the Italian
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 firm Fiat Industrial
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Case IH offers agricultural equipment, financial services, as well as parts and service support for farmers and commercial operators through a network of dealers and distributors.

Productivity enhancing products include tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage tools; planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators; and site-specific farming tools.
Encyclopedia
Case IH is an American mechanical company, one of the world’s largest brands of agricultural equipment. With headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin
Racine, Wisconsin
Racine is a city in and the county seat of Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. According to 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the city had a population of 82,196...

, it has a network of more than 4,000 dealers and distributors that operates in more than 160 countries. Case IH is owned by CNH Global
CNH Global
CNH Global N.V. is a global, full line company operating in both the agricultural and construction equipment industries. CNH's scope includes integrated engineering, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of equipment on five continents...

 which in turn is financially controlled by the Italian
Italy
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

 firm Fiat Industrial
Fiat Industrial
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Case IH offers agricultural equipment, financial services, as well as parts and service support for farmers and commercial operators through a network of dealers and distributors.

Productivity enhancing products include tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage tools; planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators; and site-specific farming tools. Case IH has won many AE50 awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, ASABE, for their products.

Some of Case IH’s most famous equipment models include Axial-Flow combines, Magnum tractors, Steiger and Farmall.

History

Case IH history began when, in 1842, Jerome Increase Case founded Racine Threshing Machine Works on the strength of his innovative thresher. In 1869 Case expanded into the steam engine business and, by 1886, Case was the world’s largest manufacturer of steam engines. The company's founder died in 1891 at the age of 72.

In 1911, The J.I. Case Company had three cars in the first Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, also known as the Indianapolis 500, the 500 Miles at Indianapolis, the Indy 500 or The 500, is an American automobile race, held annually, typically on the last weekend in May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana...

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In 1967, Tenneco
Tenneco
Tenneco is a $6.2 billion Fortune 500 company that has been publicly traded on the NYSE since November 5, 1999 under the symbol TEN...

 purchased J.I. Case, continuing to market the products under the Case name.

In 1973, they purchased British tractor manufacturer David Brown, and used this acquisition to enter the UK tractor market, ultimately incorporating the DB developed 94 series into its own range of high HP tractors.

Merging with International Harvester to become Case IH
In 1984, Tenneco Case took control of International Harvester's
International Harvester
International Harvester Company was a United States agricultural machinery, construction equipment, vehicle, commercial truck, and household and commercial products manufacturer. In 1902, J.P...

 tractor division. They changed their brand name to Case International at first, and then abbreviated that to Case IH. International Harvester had been in economic turmoil since 1980, but was still one of the largest tractor manufacturers in the world. Merging the two lines brought together the best of both traditions, offering a full line of agricultural equipment, and probably saved both companies from becoming a victim of the 1980s farming recession.

In 1986, Case IH purchased Steiger Tractor and began producing their 4-wheel drive tractors under the Case IH name.

Merging with New Holland to create CNH Global
In 1999, Case IH merged with New Holland Ag
New Holland Ag
New Holland is a full range manufacturer of agricultural machinery. New Holland agricultural products include tractors, combine harvesters, balers, haying tools, equipment used in lawn, grounds and turf care, grape harvesters....

 to form a new parent company, CNH Global
CNH Global
CNH Global N.V. is a global, full line company operating in both the agricultural and construction equipment industries. CNH's scope includes integrated engineering, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of equipment on five continents...

. The majority owner of CNH Global is Fiat Industrial
Fiat Industrial
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In 2005, a STX500 Steiger
Case STX Steiger
The Case STX Steiger is a tractorline built by Case IH. This line continues the models built by Steiger Tractor, which was purchased by Case IH in 1986....

Quadtrac tractor shattered the World Plowing Record, turning 792 acres (3.2 km²) of farmland in just 24 hours.

In 2006, the Case IH logo was displayed on a pair of Ferraris as part of the Ferrari Panamerican 20,000—a journey that took new Ferraris through 16 countries and across 20,000 miles (32,000 km) during a 15-stage, 84-day tour. The International Harvester "IH" logo in Case IH represents the head-on view of a farmer driving a tractor. The “I” symbolizes the driver of a tractor and is known as the red driver “I”.

2007 was the Steiger tractor’s 50th anniversary.

At present, CNH Global continues to manufacture the tractors branded Case IH. All Case IH equipment can use (B5) biodiesel from approved suppliers and nearly half of the models sold globally are approved, following proper protocols, for 100 percent biodiesel (B100).

Factory locations

  • Benson, Minnesota - Cotton Harvesters, Application Equipment
  • Curitiba, Brazil - Farmall, Maxxum and Magnum Tractors
  • Grand Island, Nebraska - Combines, Windrowers
  • Fargo, North Dakota - Tractors
  • Piracicaba, Brazil - Sugarcane Harvesters, Sprayers
  • Racine, Wisconsin - Tractors
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Crop Production Equipment
  • Sorocaba, Brazil - 2566, 7120, 8120 Combines
  • St. Valentin, Austria - Tractors
  • Goodfield, Illinois - Tillage Equipment
  • New Holland, Pennsylvania - Round Bailers

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