Case IH launches new Austoft® 8010 and 8810 sugarcane harvesters in Africa and Middle East

The release of the Austoft 8010 and 8810 models is a major update to Case IH product offering in Africa and Middle East markets. With 28 new features and improvements that came out of more than 18,000 hours of field-testing, Case IH now offers a full range of harvesting equipment for all types of sugarcane cultivation in those countries.

Case IH has expanded its product offerings upgrading its last Austoft Series with two new models: the 8010 and 8810 single-row and multi-row sugarcane harvesters.

The new Austoft models combine the best of its predecessors and the most advanced solutions to the sugarcane harvesting sector to create a machine that offers easier operation, improved harvest quality and increased productivity.

The Austoft 8010 and 8810 sugarcane harvesters, with a raft of new features and improvements, were introduced in Australia, South East Asia and China last year after 18,000 hours of testing on the field. The two models are now ready to be commercialised also in Africa and Middle East.

Marcin Ruppert, Case IH Marketing Manager Middle East and Africa, commented: “The new Austoft 8010 and 8810 models further extend our product offering, meeting an increasing demand for innovation in the sugarcane harvesting industry. We are confident sugarcane growers will appreciate the improvements in these new machines which will lead to more profit for the farmers and increased output for sugar mills.”

Among the new features are LED work lights, a raised cab position for better operator visibility which doesn’t add to the overall height of the harvester and new rearview mirrors, footrests and operator seat to improve driver comfort.

The new Austoft 8010 and 8810 models are the latest arrival in the Case IH product family. The Austoft Series has a long history of leading the world in cane-harvesting technology, promoting excellent cane quality and ultra-clean samples. It has also earnt a solid reputation for its advanced solutions, performance and high levels of customer satisfaction which have been proven the world-over.