A ShowStopper From Case IH: The Patriot 2250
For nine years now, visitors to the yearly Midwest AG Industries Exposition (MAGIE) show have been tasked with not only seeing what’s new in the world of ag retail equipment, but voting for their favorite product. At the 2015 event held in Bloomington, IL, more than 300 attendees took part in the ballot casting. In the end, the winning entry turned out to be a newer, but more compact product than some of the larger ones that have won in the past.
This year’s winner was the Patriot 2250 self-propelled sprayer from Case IH. On display at the Jenner Sales Corp. exhibit, unit comes to market featuring a 6.7 liter Tier 4 B/Final emissions compliant engine rated at 175-hp, with a peak rating of 190-hp. In addition to the engine change, buyers will find new front and rear hoods, increased fuel and DEF tank capacities and a redesigned service center on this new model. While a small chassis sprayer, the Patriot 2250 boasts 62 inches of clearance and can be equipped with all the big sprayer features such as AFS AccuGuide autoguidance, automatic boom section control, automatic boom height control and the AIM Command or AIM Command PRO spray systems.
“It’s really great to be here to accept this award,” said James Fehr, vice president of ag sales for Jenner Sales, receiving the stop sign-shaped trophy at the annual MAGIE Tailgate Party on August 26. “I would like to thank the association and CropLife IRON magazine, plus all those attendees that voted for us!”
A Growing History
The ShowStopper Award was conceived nine years ago as a joint venture between MAGIE organizer the Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association and CropLife IRON. The purpose was to recognize the product determined to be “best in show” by the attendees themselves.
“The ShowStopper Award was started as a way to acknowledge the hard work that not only goes into making some of the finest products in the ag retail equipment industry, but how these brands are received by their target audience,” said Eric Sfiligoj, editor of CropLife IRON.