FS 19 mods showcase: The Case IH Magnum 8900 series tractors, modified by Casearias Modding.
The basis for this Americanized Magnum 8900 addon, is Giant Software’s 7200 Pro model, and Matt26’s modification of it.
The real-world Magnum 8900 Series was introduced to farmers all over the world in 1997. The tractors had more electronics, larger fuel tanks, and bigger windows than their predecessor, the 7200 series.
The North American version of the 8900 tractors has slimmer rear fenders than, let’s say, the European version. This is something Casearias Modding has implemented perfectly.
Welker Farms’ 8940
The following video shows how Welker Farms Inc upgraded its 1997 Magnum 8940 back in 2017:
Casearias Modding has added some excellent in-shop options for the Magnum. Most notable are the wheel options, where you have several alternatives for dual rear wheels, for example.
You can also add a front loader attacher to the tractor, together with a different number of front weight brackets.
Case IH Magnum 8900
I like this version of the 8900 series. I think Casearias Modding has done an excellent job Americanizing it. Just take a look at the work that has gone into the rear of the tractor. I would also like to mention the audio, which is terrific.
Some objects have been removed from inside the cab, such as the gas pedal. This leaves small AO (Ambient Occlusion) shadows. But I’m sure it won’t be long until you forget all about them.
- Brand: Case IH.
- Credits: Giants Software, Matt26, and Casearias Modding (I believe Custom Modding has made the Firestone wheels?)
- Category: Medium Tractors.
- Base price: 78,000.
- Engine configurations: 5 – 8910, 8920, 8930, 8940, and 8950.
- Power range: 155 to 249 horsepower.
- Top speed: 40 kilometers per hour | 25 miles per hour.
- Selectable colors: No.
- Selectable wheels: Yes.
- Wheel brands: Firestone.
- Front loader attacher: Yes.
- Errors: One small warning.
- Platforms: PC and Mac.
About the Warning
The Magnum left a warning in the log: “
Warning (../magnum8900Series.xml): I3D file offers '3' objects, but '2' components have been loaded!”
It’s not a critical error. But if you have one mod after another with errors, it will hurt the game’s performance eventually.
If you know your way around editing I3D files, you can remove the extra camera (the last one in the hierarchy) to get rid of the warning.
Version 188.8.131.52 – A 2WD Version
(Updated January 2, 2020) Casearias Modding has used the holidays to upgrade his Magnum 8900 addon. Most noticeable is the addition of a 2-WD version of the tractor, but there are other updates, as well.
- There’s now an in-shop option for the exhaust pipe.
- Front fenders are optional with the 4-WD version.
- A protective grid and beacon lights are optional too.
How to Download
Casearias Modding has released the Mangums on his Facebook page. Here’s the release post with the download link at the bottom of it. (Please remember to give the Facebook Page a Like, as well.)
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