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Case IH Pledges Red Power to Support the Blue and Gold

Fri, 21 Oct 2011 04:03:19 CDT

Case IH Pledges Red Power to Support the Blue and Gold Case IH is pleased to continue its long-standing support of the National FFA Foundation by donating a new, one-of-a-kind Case skid steer nicknamed, "Red Power," to be auctioned off later next year to benefit the National FFA Foundation. In the meantime, Case IH announced at the National FFA Convention in the National Careeer Show their intention of taking "Red Power" around to major ag shows and events with details being shown with it to support and publicize the mission statement of the National FFA organization. During the Media event- we talked with Rob Cooper, Executive Director of the National FFA Foundation about this donation and how the Foundation continues to see success in raising money for FFA in the face of an uncertain economy. Click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear Rob's reaction to the Case IH announcement as well as a National FFA Foundation update.

"'Red Power' is a one-of-a-kind, tricked out skid steer, specially designed with Case IH enthusiasts and collectors in mind," explains Kyle Russell, Senior Director of Marketing, Case IH North America. "We're excited to unveil this unique design at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, and to have the opportunity to leverage it for the benefit of FFA's important mission of preparing the next crop of agriculture leaders."

From a practical standpoint, "Red Power" is a Case Model SV250 Skid Steer, with 82 gross engine horsepower, and a 2,500-pound rated operating capacity (ROC). Factory features include a full cab with heat and air conditioning and switchable (pattern) electro-hydraulic (EH) controls. "Red Power" also offers the High Flow Plus Performance Package, with high-flow hydraulics, front electric, ride control and electronic self leveling. In addition, it features 14-inch tires, a 4 in 1™ bucket with tooth bar, hydraulic coupler, cylinder guards, four-point strobe kit, rear side light kit and counter weight kit.

What makes "Red Power" extraordinary are its exclusive features including added dual chrome exhaust stacks, custom eight-spoke pattern wheels with chrome center caps and lugs, tinted cab windows and a custom red leather seat. Red LED lighting illuminates the skid steer's undercarriage, the rear add-on counterweights, the operator compartment and the loader arm. The cab also features indirect LED lighting and LED spots in the AC vents.

The custom Case IH-red paint job, along with a unique "Red Power" decal package, made specifically for the skid steer, provide the finishing touches for a complete Case IH look. "Red Power" was created as a cooperative project between Case IH and its sister company Case Construction, who supplies the skid steers sold through Case IH dealers.

For more than 60 years, Case IH and its local dealers have supported FFA, including their current sponsorship of the New Century Farmer and American FFA Degree programs. Just as FFA's mission is to prepare the next generation of leaders for future challenges and opportunities in agriculture, Case IH also strives to help producers Be Ready for the future of agriculture. Case IH knows that each season gives producers a new opportunity one shot to make it a successful one. Case IH's mission is to help producers Be Ready for the challenges and opportunities, through innovative equipment and technology.

Click here for the full news release on this Red Power announcement made by Case IH this week in Indianapolis.

Our exclusive coverage from the 2011 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis is a service of the Oklahoma FFA Association and the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association. Click here for the State FFA website for more information about this youth organization. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.


Ron Hays talks with National FFA Foundation Director Rob Cooper on the floor of the National FFA Career Show
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