Case IH Steiger 500

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New for 2018: Endless Applications and All-season Productivity
Take control of every season, every application with the new intuitive, easy-to-use Steiger® series tractors with CVXDrive continuously variable transmission. It’s the first continuously variable transmission for an articulated 4WD tractor and delivers the highest horsepower available on the market —up to 605 peak horsepower – so you can take on year-round farming applications and specialty applications.


Unmatched 4WD Tractor Adaptability


  • Steiger wheeled models will keep you ready for any kind of row crop work, in any conditions. And with the 4WD force to boost your row crop operations, Steiger tractors are the ideal choice to pull your large planters and strip-till rigs.
  • Longer wheelbase combined with Case IH exclusive high-flotation tires provides more traction with less compaction, even under load.
  • Available on all Steiger models.



  • All Model Year 2019 Steiger Rowtrac tractors will be fit with track options that allow a maximum travel speed of up to 25 mph for all track widths: 18, 21, 24 and 30 inches.
  • Four points of ground contact deliver more power to the ground with less compaction. This proven design provides a balanced and continuous footprint for maximum traction.
  • Available on current model Steiger 420, 470 and 500.



  • Industry-leading track technology features four individually driven, positive drive, oscillating tracks. Each track maintains constant contact with the ground for a great ride, optimal ground pressure, superior flotation and better traction.
  • Exclusive positive-drive system delivers continuous power at all times, even in wet or slippery spots.
  • Available on Steiger 470, 500, 540, 580, and 620.



  • Steiger tractors are proven workhorses on construction sites, moving earth at the lowest possible cost per yard.
  • Five models—with wheeled and track options— allow you to match tractor power to your scraper system, whether carry-all or ejector, single, or tandem.
  • Available on Steiger 470, 500, 540, 580, and 620.


Track Technology

Legendary 4-track Design
For 20 years, we’ve led and perfected track technology with our Steiger® Quadtrac® and Rowtrac™ tractors. One major advantage Steiger tractors have over any competition is their independent, 4-track design, which provides outstanding traction and flotation, better handling, less rutting and berming, and full power on the ground in curves and turns — offering flexibility to operate in a variety of conditions, and make the most of short operating windows.


The Most Powerful Tractor in the Industry
Steiger tractors offer up to 682 peak horsepower — the most in the industry. And with 10 percent Power Growth capabilities built into all our engines, they can handle even more in difficult conditions without compromising performance.

  • Reliable and Durable

    Case IH 8.7L and 12.9L FPT engines are engineered and tested in Burr Ridge, IL. Our engines have clocked over 25 million hours on North American farms alone, making them field tested and field proven, providing the reliability you need.

  • Superior Operating Range

    Steiger Quadtrac tractors feature a superior operating range, with rated power at 2100 RPM, peak power at 1900 RPM, and peak torque at 1400 RPM. Case IH tractors can be lugged to a lower engine RPM, producing more torque, than the competition. This means less downshifting or “kicking-to-neutral,” especially in tough field conditions.

  • Unmatched Fuel Efficiency

    Case IH has been committed to an SCR-only solution for its unmatched fuel efficiency and power. Plus, it eliminates the need for additional components such as DPF and CEGR. You can enjoy greater productivity since the system allows for 600 hours between oil changes and doesn’t require regeneration.

  • Turbochargers

    Two stage turbochagers feature a low pressure, cooling circuit system that provides increased power without compromising fuel efficiency. A small turbocharger delivers low-RPM responsiveness and a second, larger one delivers maximum boost at high RPMs. Each has its own intercooler and radiator for added efficiency. (Steiger 540, 580, 620)



For The First Time, A Choice Of Transmissions
Now you can choose between the new CVXDrive™ continuously variable transmission and the time-tested PowerDrive powershift transmission.

CVXDrive Continuously Variable Transmission

Set It and Forget It
Dial in the exact speed you need for the job — from 3 feet per minute up to 25 mph. No need to use the clutch or shift; the Steiger CVXDrive automatically selects the most efficient transmission range to work at the speed you need. Features familiar controls, including the integrated split-throttle on the MultiControl Armrest found in Magnum®, Optum®, Puma® and Maxxum® continuously variable transmission tractors.

Continuous Hydraulic Flow
The Steiger CVXDrive delivers unprecedented efficiency with greater precision and control over inputs, whether planting, seeding, fertilizing or spraying. It’s flexibility that aids year-round use for any number of jobs. Up to 605 peak horsepower on Steiger 540 hp models provides the power and torque needed for the toughest conditions you experience.

Add Productivity to Row Crop Applications
The Steiger tractor won’t take up space in the shed. From planting to harvest, CVXDrive puts you in greater control of every application, all year long. Including harvesting when pulling grain carts and hauling trailers and slurry tankers.

Expand Your Business With Specialty Applications
Your productivity can go beyond the typical agricultural use. Steiger CVXDrive tractors deliver the constant hydraulics and low-speed torque for multiple operation including:

  • Laying tile for subsurface drainage
  • Land leveling and earth moving
  • Land Reclamation


PowerDrive Powershift Transmission

Record-Setting Power and Performance
The Steiger 620 wheeled tractor with a PowerDrive powershift transmission led the competition and set records for drawbar fuel efficiency, drawbar horsepower and maximum pull at the 2017 Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory.

Fuel Saving
Uses operator input to provide automatic shifting that matches engine power and ground speed. Also helps save fuel — while planting at a constant 6 mph, you can save up to 24 percent on fuel while still achieving desired plant population.

Proven Ease of Use & Efficiency
The 16-speed PowerDrive powershift offers 20 percent faster shifting speed, with reliably smooth shifting that reduces operator fatigue, especially while roading or transporting equipment between fields. Plus, Case IH engineering tests have proven the enhancements to the PowerDrive can save up to 2 percent horsepower - helping you work more productively.

Made to Last
The PowerDrive transmission also features larger, helical-cut gears and clutch packs that deliver years of service while transmitting up to 682 peak horsepower to the ground for large-scale farming.


Make Case IH

Model Steiger 500 Quadtrac (2018-Present) Steiger 500 Rowtrac (2018-Present) Steiger 500 Wheeled (2018-Present)
Engine Performance    
Advertised Engine Power, Rated, hp (kW) 500 (373) 500 (373) 500 (373)
Maximum Engine Power, hp (kW) 550 (410) 550 (410) 550 (410)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2100 2100 2100
Power Boost, hp (kW) 50 (37) 50 (37) 50 (37)
Fuel Tank capacity, gal (L) 310 (1173) 250 (946) 310 (1173)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank capacity, gal (L) 85 (322) 42 (159) 66 (250)
PTO Performance    
PTO Horsepower, Basic / Optional Transmission, hp (kW) 435 (324) 435 (324) 435 (324)
PTO Speeds, rpm 1000 1000 1000
PTO operational Type (Independent; Live; Continuous) Independent Independent Independent
Basic Engine    
Engine Make Case IH FPT Case IH FPT Case IH FPT
Engine Model 12.9 L 12.9 L 12.9 L
Number of Cylinders 6 6 6
Displacement, cu in (L) 787 (12.9) 787 (12.9) 787 (12.9)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 5.31 (135) 5.31 (135) 5.31 (135)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 5.91 (150) 5.91 (150) 5.91 (150)
Block Design, Replaceable Liners Wet liners Wet liners Wet liners
Aspiration, Turbocharged or Naturally Aspirated Wastegate Turbocharged, Aftercooled Wastegate Turbocharged, Aftercooled Wastegate Turbocharged, Aftercooled
Fuel System    
Fuel System Description High Pressure Common Rail High Pressure Common Rail High Pressure Common Rail
Fuel System Control, Electronic or Mechanical Electronic Electronic Electronic
Fuel Injection to combustion chamber, Direct or Indirect Direct Direct Direct
Emission and Exhaust Treatment    
Emission Level, US EPA Tier Tier 4B / Final Tier 4B / Final Tier 4B / Final
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) w/Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) SCR w/ DEF SCR w/ DEF SCR w/ DEF
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) No No No
Cleanup Catalyst (CUC) CUC standard CUC standard CUC standard
Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) DOC standard DOC standard DOC standard
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) No No No
Exhaust Pipe, Vertical stack or Horizontal Vertical stack Vertical stack Vertical stack
Cooling System    
Fan Drive Type Vistronic Vistronic Vistronic
Electrical System    
System Rating, Volts 12 V System; 24 V Start 12 V System; 24 V Start 12 V System; 24 V Start
Alternator Rating, Amps 200 200 200
Basic Transmission Configuration    
Manufacturer's Description PowerDrive PowerDrive PowerDrive
Transmission Type Full powershift Full powershift Full powershift
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds 16F / 2R 16F / 2R 16F / 2R
Maximum Speed Forward, mph (kph) 25 (40) 25 (40) 25 (40)
Creeper Range Available No No No
Shuttle (Forward-Reverse) Available Yes Yes Yes
Optional Transmission 1    
Manufacturer's Description CVXDrive CVXDrive CVXDrive
Transmission Type Continuously Variable Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds Infinite, 4 ranges Infinite, 4 ranges Infinite, 4 ranges
Optional Transmission 2    
Manufacturer's Description No option No option No option
Transmission Type No option No option No option
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds No option No option No option
Wheel or Track Configuration    
Drive Wheels or Tracks; 2WD, 4WD, 2WD / 4WD, 2 Tracks or 4 Tracks 4 Tracks 4 Tracks 4WD
Steering Configuration: Front Steer, Frame Articulated, or Track-type Steer Frame Articulated Frame Articulated Frame Articulated
Rear Axle Assembly    
Final Drive Location and Description Planetary & Planetary Drop Gear Planetary & Planetary Drop Gear Inboard Compound Planetary
Axle Output End, Flange or Bar Flange Flange Bar
Axle Bar Diameter, in (mm) No bar axle No bar axle 4.5 (115)
Front Axle    
Suspended Front Axle Available No No No
Service Brake Type Wet disc Wet disc Wet disc
Hydraulic System    
Hydraulic System Type Pressure Flow Compensated Pressure Flow Compensated Pressure Flow Compensated
Main Hydraulic Pump Type Single pump std; TwinFlow opt. Single pump std; TwinFlow opt. Single pump std; TwinFlow opt.
Implement Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 42 (159) 42 (159) 42 (159)
Optional Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 57 (216); 113 (428) 57 (216); 113 (428) 57 (216); 113 (428)
Number of Standard Remote Valves 4 std; up to 8 total 4 std; up to 8 total 4 std; up to 8 total
3-Point Hitch Features    
3-Point Hitch Category Category 4N Quick Coupler Category 4N Quick Coupler Category 4N Quick Coupler
Optional Hitch Category No option Category 3 Quick Coupler No option
Draft Sensing or Lift Control Three Position, Lift, Hold, Lower Three Position, Lift, Hold, Lower Three Position, Lift, Hold, Lower
Draft Link Ends Telescopic Quick Coupler Quick Coupler Quick Coupler
3-Point Hitch Lift Capacity    
Standard Lift Capacity 24 Inches behind pin, lb (kg) 19,728 (8949) 20,000 (9072) 19,621 (8900)
Optional Lift Capacity 24 Inches behind pin, lb (kg) No option No option No option
Standard Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) np np np
Optional Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) No option No option No option
Drawbar Description Category 4, Swinging Category 4, Swinging Category 4, Swinging
Wheelbase / Trackbase    
Wheelbase, 2WD, in (mm) No 2WD No 2WD No 2WD
Wheelbase/Trackbase, MFD/4WD or Track, in (mm) 154 (3912) 160 (4064) 154 (3912)
Length, 2WD, incl. Hitch/Drawbar, in (mm) No 2WD No 2WD No 2WD
Length, MFD/4WD or track, incl. Hitch/Drawbar, in (mm) np 315 (8001) 300 (7615)
Vertical Dimensions    
Height to Top of Cab, in (mm) np 151.3 (3843) 156 (3963)
Height to Top of ROPS raised, in (mm) No open ROPS No open ROPS No open ROPS
Width w/Tires or Tracks    
Overall Width, with standard wheels or tracks, in (mm) 118 to 124 (2997 to 3150) 112 (2845) min; 144 (3658) max. 120 (3048) bar axle ends
Weight (w/Tires or Tracks)    
Weight, 2WD w/ROPS, lb (kg) No 2WD No 2WD No 2WD
Weight, MFD/4WD w/ROPS, lb (kg) Track, No MFD; No open ROPS Track, No MFD; No open ROPS No open ROPS
Weight, 2WD w/Cab, lb (kg) No 2WD No 2WD No 2WD
Weight, MFD/4WD or Tracks w/Cab, without ballast, lb (kg) 51,623 (23416) 50,306 (22818) 44,290 (20090)
Weight, Total allowable, w/maximum ballast, lb (kg) 64,000 (29030) 60,000 (27216) 56,000 (25401)
Tire / Track Size    
Front Tire Size, 2WD See Track Size See Track Size No 2WD
Front Tire Size orTrack Width, MFD/4WD or Track 30 or 36 (762 or 914) Rubber Track 18, 21, 24, 30 (457, 533, 610, 762) Track (MY2019) 710/70 R42, R1W Duals
Rear Tire Size or Track Width 30 or 36 (762 or 914) Rubber Track 18, 21, 24, 30 (457, 533, 610, 762) Track (MY2019) 710/70 R42, R1W Duals
Sales Literature    
Literature Number CIH1707105 CIH1707105 CIH1707105
Literature Date 8/1/2017 8/1/2017 8/1/2017
Secondary Literature Source    
Secondary Literature Number TA-1501-17 TA-1501-17 TA-1501-17
Secondary Literature Date 6/1/2017 6/1/2017 6/1/2017
Other Documentation    
Document Number -- TA-1515-18 --
Document Date -- 6/1/2018 --
Status and Entry Dates    
Manufacturing Status, Current or Archive Current Current Current
First Entry Date 9/19/2017 9/19/2017 9/19/2017
Revision Date -- 8/9/2018 --
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