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Model Year 2015 Enhancements

New Model Year 15 Enhancements for Steiger Series Tractors

What do you do with a line of machines with a history of industry records, including the world’s most powerful tractor, innovative design and engineering, unmatched fuel efficiency, and a proven record of performance? If you’re Case IH, you find ways to make them even better. That’s what drives the new Steiger tractors for model year 2015.

AFS Connect 2.0 compatible

Farm owners and managers who equip their tractors with AFS Connect 2.0 will have complete access to data collected by the Steiger tractors’ CANbus system from anywhere you can connect online.

Increased efficiency

To save fuel or add reserve power when planting or seeding, the operator can now maintain PTO speed at 1,800 engine rpm.

Enhanced Hydraulic Flow Capabilities

Operators now have a new standard feature that enables them to dial in exactly the right hydraulic flow for precision planting.

Improved Cab Comfort

For improved sound, the new radio package includes Bluetooth with SiriusXM radio with a noise cancellation microphone. A new automatic temperature control system cools the cab down quickly and controls the temperature through a ventilated seat that includes a lower slide out cushion.

40-Degree Right Hand Swivel Seat

Hard Work Shouldn't Be A Pain In The Neck

Autoguidance systems give you more freedom in the cab to look back and check on implement operations. So your tractor's seat shouldn't force you to keep looking forward. The exclusive, industry-leading 40-degree, right-hand swivel seat in Steiger tractors gives you a 180-degree, full field vision that keeps you from having to strain your neck all day.

Suspended Cab

Work Longer And Stronger With The Industry's First Suspended Cab

Case IH Exclusive 4-Point Cab Suspension with shock-absorbing components at each corner of the cab stabilizes front-to-back, side-to-side and up-and-down motions, giving the operator a smooth ride no matter what terrain is underneath. A combination of springs, dampers and mounts fully isolates the cab from chassis-created vibrations. This leads to freedom from repeated jarring and bouncing, and allows you to have greater focus on the job and more control over your tractor without the fatigue and soreness that comes at the end of a long day.

MultiControl Armrest

Every Vital Tractor Operation. One Simple Controller.

Adjust your Steiger tractor's speed, gears and direction, up to eight hydraulic remotes and much more without even raising your elbow. The MultiControl Armrest brings an ease of use to today's increasingly sophisticated implements. Comfortable, simple controls make it easier for you to cover more acres in a day because there's nowhere else you need to reach when controlling your Steiger tractor. Everything you need is right there at your fingertips.

New Multi Function Control Handle

  • Multi Function Control Handle- 85% of the major functions at the operators finger tips
  • APM - scroll wheel functionality to change the target speed on the go
  • Constant engine speed - ability to set more than one RPM llevels
  • End of Row Function ability to combine several tasks into one
  • Programmable First Remote
  • New Softer Grips
  • Larger Buttons
  • Back light F & R - Gear Shift

Lighting System

Sometimes You Need To Work More Than Just All Day

It's unavoidable. Changing weather and field conditions keep you working long into the night. The Steiger lighting system is five to six times brighter than standard lighting, and its HID lights last 6,000 hours longer than traditional tractor lighting. With optional roof lighting, the entire area around the tractor is flooded, so you can get out and make an adjustment, fuel up or do whatever you need on those long days that require everything you have.

Exclusive Tire Options

Available HD Wheel Models: 370, 420 and 470

The Agronomic Way - Larger Tier Offering's

  • The Row crop frame will accommodate an 86 inch tall (RCI 49) tire for more traction, less compaction
  • This is an INDUSTRY EXCLUSIVE that no one else offers
  • Taller tires allows more square inches on the ground
    • Better ride
    • Better traction
    • Less compaction - INCREASED YIELDS

The Agronomic Way - Steiger Exclusive Tires

  • IF (Increased Flexion) Tires
  • Built to provide 20% more flex in the sidewalls
  • Allows reduced air pressures without comopromising the tire
  • More load capacity at comparable air pressures

Power Growth

Put The Strongest Tractor On The Market To Work For You

Case IH is proud to unveil an even stronger lineup of Steiger tractors with up to 682 peak horsepower. And thanks to 10 percent Power Growth capabilities built into our engines, it can add even more in difficult conditions. Like if the hydraulics need a little extra muscle to get through a tough spot, or if there is a sudden demand for more transport speed, and hydraulic and PTO power. Power Growth covers those spots without compromising performance.

Row Crop Applications

True 4WD Force To Boost Row Crop Applications

For those large planters and strip till rigs that increasingly make 4WD an ideal choice. These longer tractors with a narrow frame offer a better ride and put more power to the ground. And they maintain the principles of the Steiger family of tractors: a heavier, thicker steel frame and longer wheelbase that helps produce optimum performance.


Steiger Delivers Power to the Ground. Season After Season.

The powertrain inside Steiger tractors generates everything you need to produce more - and eliminates unnecessary technology you don't need. It includes an engine that's passed every test and challenge, and is built with future emission regulations in mind. Since 2006, the largest Steiger tractors have been powered by the 12.9-liter FPT Powertrain Technologies Engine. This engine powers Steiger tractors through the toughest field conditions and is now Tier 4A and Tier 4B compliant with fuel-saving Case IH patented SCR technology for 10 percent lower operating costs than previous models.  This exclusive patented technology provides you more uptime effiiciency without any active regeneration required.

For Steiger 580 and 620 Models

These models use a two-stage turbocharger that offers low-RPM responsiveness and superior boost at high RPMs.

New! Tier 4 B Engine Features

12.9 Liter

  • Full-Authority (high-pressure) Common Rail Fuel System on all 12.9 liter engines
  • New air to water after-cooling on 2-stage 12.9 liter engines
  • New SCR dosing control
    • Engine controller managed offline eliminating computer
  • New exhaust flap
    • Automatic exhaust temperature management
      • Creates variable exhaust restricition to achieve optimal SCR working temperatures
  • Engine has migrated to the Tier 4A 2 Stage content
  • New ECU with in aftertreatment strategy
  • Addition of exhaust flap
  • SCR Catalyst increased efficiency from 80-85% to >95%
  • Fully Electronic High Pressure Common Rail Fuel System
  • Increased horsepower


Dependable Transmission That Does More For You Than Just Shift Gears

The 16-speed, full powershift Steiger transmission produces smooth shifting and reduces fatigue at the end of a long day in the field. It accomplishes this through pulse-width modulation, which allows the smoothest possible shifts under load. The newest version of this proven transmission also features larger gears and clutch packs that deliver years of service while transmitting up to 682 peak horsepower to the ground for large-scale farming.

Efficient Power Shift Transmission

  • Nine gears in the field working range - to maximize on productivity in the working range of 3-8 MPH
  • 16 forward speeds for efficient power transfer
  • Electronically controlled shifting allows for smooth shifts with features with ease of operation:
    • Diesel Saver Automatic Productivity Management (APM) saves fuel by selecting most efficient gear range
    • Skip Shifts that provide faster speed increases in the field and on the road
    • Fwd & Rev Power Shuttle Shifts (Steering Column / MultiFunction Handle)
    • Shuttle Capability up to 6.5 MPH / 8th Gear
  • Programmable start-up in gears 1-8
  • Constant mesh helical cut gears provide quiet operation
  • Oil level sight gage for ease of daily maintenance inspection
  • Sensitivity settings to provide smoother shifting operation
  • Ground level filter service
  • Cab controlled transmission calibration for smoother efficient operation


Axles Built For Covering More Acres

Steiger tractors feature massive axles that can carry up to 66,000 pounds of operating weight. That's the most weight any tractor out there can handle. And it means your Steiger tractor can work with the largest implements and cover more acres in a day. All Steiger tractors have a frame built of 1/2-inch thick steel and a longer wheelbase with built-in weight.

  • For Steiger 580 and 620 Models
    • Features 5.5-inch axles and 18-bolt hubs, so you don't have to worry about the drivetrain when the time comes for the required power you need to farm how you want.
  • For Quadtrac Models
    • Our Quadtrac Models employ an immense, flange-type axle that generates the torque needed for Quadtrac's unbeatable traction capabilities.
  • Automatic on and off differential locks on all standard equipment


Hydraulics To Handle Your Biggest Implements

113 gallons per minute flowing through up to eight hydraulic remote valves, and up to 20,000 pounds of hitch-lift capacity.

That's enough hydraulic flow for even the biggest planters and air seeders in the industry. And it doesn't require a separate system or pump, meaning it's easier to monitor and more reliable.

And the new electronic precision remote, quick-connect valves make your operation even more efficient by maintaining precise flow and pressure - even in the more severe conditions.

Set the system how you want, and it adjusts for changing conditions through the day.

Quadtrac System

Unmatched Effectiveness With Four Independent Tracks For Both:

NEW! Tier 4B Steiger 370, 420, 470, 500, 540, 580 and 620 Quadtrac Models

Tier 4A Steiger 450, 500, 550 and 600 Quadtrac Models

The four individually driven, oscillating tracks of a Steiger Quadtrac give you greater ground contact that rubber tires or two-track systems could never match. The result strikes a balance between productivity and efficiency you also won't find anywhere else. Better traction and less slippage. Greater flotation and reduced compaction. It's a design with a clean and proven competitive advantage.

The four tracks of a Steiger Quadtrac distribute weight more evenly and efficiently than two-track systems, reducing compaction. That leads to numerous benefits like better flotation and traction, and easier transport. That's because Quadtrac distributes loads evenly across the length of each track - even with the added weight of a load putting force onto the rear tracks.

Delivering more usable power you can depend on is possible because of the exclusive Quadtrac positive-drive design. Lugs that interlock with bars on the drive wheel and track. That's because a positive drive is continuous at all times, even in a wet or slippery spot. The Steiger Quadtrac positive drive adjusts automatically under transport or light loads that reduce wear, friction and heat - and increases durability.

Quadtrac 5 axle design provides more even power supplied to the soil, therefore providing less ground pressure, creating a more agronomic seed bed.

Maximum Uptime

Tractors That Look As Good As Your Fields

Your tractor should look as strong as it performs. The new Steiger tractor is the first tractor in the industry to use Class 6 automotive-grade paint. That means a Steiger tractor will hold up to the different, harsh conditions that pound it day after day, from spring to fall. And stronger resistance to fading means better resale value.

A Fuel Tank That Lasts As Long As The Tractor

Stopping for fuel before finishing the day's work - because field conditions can't wait and weather is setting in - wastes valuable time. A Steiger tractor fuel tank has a capacity of up to 470 gallons and is built into the frame. That should last more than a full day's work, and the steel design adds strength and durability to the entire chassis. No one else offers that kind of durability because no one else offers a tractor with its fuel tank built into the frame. It's all part of giving you everything you need to be ready to stay in the field - under all conditions.

Quick & Easy Maintenance

Quick and Easy Daily Maintenance That Gets You Out Of The Field When The Work Is Done

Checking your tractor's transmission, engine oil or hydraulic fluid can be done at ground level. No steps to climb or hard-to-reach places to squeeze through. Because your tractor needs to keep running, and the Steiger makes it easy for you to keep on top of maintenance as quickly and effortlessly as possible. Case IH dealers and technicians are ready to handle any maintenance work, including 600 hour oil changes on the engine. There's no need for the hassle and wasted time of going to a third-party engine dealer for service.


Make Case IH
Model Steiger 550 Quadtrac
Engine Performance  
Advertised Engine Power, Rated, hp (kW) 558 (410)
Maximum Engine Power, hp (kW) 613 (451)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2100
Power Boost, hp (kW) 63 (47)
Fuel Tank capacity, gal (L) 470 (1779)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank capacity, gal (L) 64 (242)
PTO Performance  
PTO Horsepower, Basic / Optional Transmission, hp (kW) 473 (353)
PTO Speeds, rpm 1000
PTO operational Type (Independent; Live; Continuous) Independent
Basic Engine  
Engine Make Case IH FPT
Engine Model 12.9 L, Two-Stage Turbo
Number of Cylinders 6
Displacement, cu in (L) 787 (12.9)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 5.31 (135)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 5.91 (150)
Block Design, Replaceable Liners Wet liners
Aspiration, Turbocharged or Naturally Aspirated Turbocharged, Air-Water & Air-Air Aftercooled
Fuel System  
Fuel System Description High Pressure Common Rail
Fuel System Control, Electronic or Mechanical Electronic
Fuel Injection to combustion chamber, Direct or Indirect Direct
Emission and Exhaust Treatment  
Emission Level, US EPA Tier Tier 4A (Interim)
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) w/Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) SCR w/ DEF
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) No
Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) No
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) No
Exhaust Pipe, Vertical stack or Horizontal Vertical stack
Cooling System  
Fan Drive Type Hydraulic fan drive
Electrical System  
System Rating, Volts 12
Alternator Rating, Amps 200
Basic Transmission Configuration  
Manufacturer's Description 16F x 2R Full Powershift
Transmission Type Full powershift
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds 16F / 2R
Maximum Speed Forward, mph (kph) 25 (40)
Creeper Range Available No
Shuttle (Forward-Reverse) Available Yes
Optional Transmission 1  
Manufacturer's Description No option
Transmission Type No option
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds No option
Optional Transmission 2  
Manufacturer's Description No option
Transmission Type No option
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds No option
Wheel or Track Configuration  
Drive Wheels or Tracks; 2WD, 4WD, 2WD / 4WD, 2 Tracks or 4 Tracks 4 Tracks
Steering Configuration: Front Steer, Frame Articulated, or Track-type Steer Frame Articulated
Rear Axle Assembly  
Final Drive Location and Description Inboard Planetary
Axle Output End, Flange or Bar Flange
Axle Bar Diameter, in (mm) No bar axle
Front Axle  
Suspended Front Axle Available No
Service Brake Type Wet disc
Hydraulic System  
Hydraulic System Type Pressure Flow Compensated
Main Hydraulic Pump Type PFC Pump
Implement Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 42 (159)
Optional Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 57 (216); 113 (428)
Number of Standard Remote Valves 4 std; up to 8 total
3-Point Hitch Features  
3-Point Hitch Category Category 4N
Optional Hitch Category Category 3 Quick-Hitch
Draft Sensing or Lift Control Lower Link
Draft Link Ends Adjustable Yes
3-Point Hitch Lift Capacity  
Standard Lift Capacity 24 Inches behind pin, lb (kg) 20,000 (9072)
Optional Lift Capacity 24 Inches behind pin, lb (kg) No option
Standard Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) np
Optional Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) No option
Drawbar Description Category 4, Swinging
Wheelbase / Trackbase  
Wheelbase, 2WD, in (mm) No 2WD
Wheelbase/Trackbase, MFD/4WD or Track, in (mm) 154 (3912)
Length, 2WD, incl. Hitch/Drawbar, in (mm) No 2WD
Length, MFD/4WD or track, incl. Hitch/Drawbar, in (mm) np
Vertical Dimensions  
Height to Top of Cab, in (mm) np
Height to Top of ROPS raised, in (mm) No open ROPS
Width w/Tires or Tracks  
Overall Width, with standard wheels or tracks, in(Mm) np
Weight (w/Tires or Tracks)  
Weight, 2WD w/ROPS, lb (kg) No 2WD
Weight, MFD/4WD w/ROPS, lb (kg) Track, No MFD; No open ROPS
Weight, 2WD w/Cab, lb (kg) No 2WD
Weight, MFD/4WD or Tracks w/Cab, without ballast, lb (kg) 53,804 (24405)
Weight, Total allowable, w/maximum ballast, lb (kg) 56,000 (25401)
Tire / Track Size  
Front Tire Size, 2WD SeeTrack Size
Front Tire Size orTrack Width, MFD/4WD or Track 30 (762) to 36 (914) Rubber Track
Rear Tire Size or Track Width 30 (762) to 36 (914) Rubber Track
Sales Literature  
Literature Number CIH12081001
Literature Date 12/01/2010
Operators Manual  
Operators Manual Number --
Operators Manual Date --
Product Manual  
Product Manual Number TA-1258-11
Product Manual Date 03/01/2011
Entry Dates  
Manufacturing Status, Current or Archive Archive 2014
First Entry Date 11/01/2010
Revision Date May, 2012; August, 2012; Archived 05February2014
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