Case IH Tuesday introduced two new air drills in 50- and 60-foot working widths, allowing producers to cover more acres in the same amount of time.
The new line includes larger working widths and a five-section design, says Dale Simpson, Case IH Seeding Marketing Manager.
"The new Precision Disk 500 air drills are designed based on customer requests for wider operating widths to give them greater productivity," he says.
The frames of the Precision Disk 500 air drill hold up to changing field conditions – even going from no-till to conventional – with the main center frame oriented in a "V" to provide weight distribution and stability, Case IH says. The new frame design also makes transport easier, as the wide profile of the transport wheels provide the stability to move the disk drill confidently, even at higher road speeds.
"Ease of transport is increasingly important as growers farm more land that is not contiguous," says Simpson. "The Precision Disk vertical-fold design gives them the industry's lowest transport height and narrow transport widths."
Additionally, there are no daily maintenance requirements, Simpson says.
"There's only one greaseable point on the row unit. And that is on the gauge wheel adjustment spindle – requiring greasing every 50 hours or once per season."
Seed placement changes
The larger drills feature a parallel-link row unit for seed placement accuracy, Case IH says. The drills are available in either 7.5- or 10-inch row spacings. Newly designed double-edged closing wheels, with three easy-to-adjust pressure settings, eliminate air pockets and ensure good seed-to-soil contact. Hydraulic down pressure across the full width of the disk drill can be adjusted either manually or via an in-cab display option.
The 50- and 60-foot Precision Disk 500 also provide the flexibility to seed across multiple crops and conditions, Case IH says, including:
• Meter-roller options available with the Case IH Precision Air delivery systems
• Single "T" handles select and lock in seeding depth with one adjustment, with no tools necessary. Depth settings range from zero to 3.5 inches in 14 increments.
• Patent-pending variable down-pressure springs put the right amount of pressure on individual row units
For more information, visit www.caseih.com.