Quadtrac maximum power has almost doubled in 20 years, from 360hp on the original model to 692hp on today’s 620, while a CVT is now available on certain models.
Over two months in late 2005, several Quadtracs helped open a 1,000-mile over-ice route between Antarctica’s McMurdo and Amundsen-Scott stations.
In 1998, a 400hp model was added. Two years later, Case IH employee Jean Imbert used the new machine to plough 209.42 hectares (517 acres) in 24 hours with a 17f Gregoire Besson.
The 360hp production Quadtrac was unveiled to the world at the US Farm Progress Show in September 1996. Its European debut was at the Paris SIMA show the following February.
As development continued, the wheeled tractor platform on which the development Quadtrac was based was upgraded in 1993 from the 300hp 9250 to the 335hp 9270.
The first public showing of a Quadtrac prototype, based on a 300hp 9150, was at the US Farm Progress Show in Columbus, Indiana, in 1992.