In an effort to provide producers more tillage solutions, Great Plains has recently introduced a new 22ˈ model to the existing Ultra-Disk product line. Previously offered in 26ˈ, 30ˈ, and 33ˈ models, the Ultra-Disk is designed to slice through high-residue field conditions at higher operating speeds than conventional disks.
James Shurts, Great Plains Product Manager, said, “The addition of the 22ˈ model will give producers more choices to appropriately match models to their operations’ needs and horsepower requirements – specifically giving those with large fixed-framed, high horse power (HHP) row-crop tractors access to the conventional, high-speed disk solution they desire.”
As an aggressive primary tillage tool, the Ultra-Disk offers features that leave a higher-quality finish than conventional double-offset or tandem disks. The product’s shorter frame is capable of handling heavy residue field conditions with 24″ blades and more clearance between gangs. The Ultra-Disk is equipped with serrated, low-concavity SpeedBlades that cut and incorporate residue better than concave blades. Its parallel gangs enable soil to be worked from 2″ to 5″ deep for consistent, primary tillage, and allow the unit to perform at higher speeds than conventional disks. The Ultra-Disk is also designed to be virtually maintenance-free with sealed bearings and a six-lip interlocking seal to keep grease in and dirt out. Producers can customize their finish with one of three finishing attachments: the MaxLift cast roller, seedbed crumbler, or the two-row coil tines with the seedbed crumbler.
With the addition of the 22ˈmodel, the Ultra-Disk will have a wider offering to fit producers’ needs and tractor horsepower requirements.