With the 2150S Early Riser front-fold trailing planter, Case IH brings a productivity-boosting, split-row configuration to its lineup of 2000 series Early Riser planters in North America. Another new planting machine is the Precision Disk 550 air drill.
A 525-gallon fertilizer tank capacity on the 2150S Early Riser, along with more seed capacity enables operators to cover more acres between fills and make the most of their time in the field.
Built on Agronomic Design principles, Case IH 2000 series Early Riser planters are known to deliver good results in tight planting windows and a range of field conditions. Now, the new 2150S Early Riser front-fold trailing planter provides the additional agronomic benefits of split-row planting with greater fertilizer and seed capacity.
Greater fertilizer and seed capacity
The 2150S Early Riser front-fold trailing planter features an optional 525-gallon liquid tank to provide operators maximum run times between fills. The liquid fertilizer system delivers accurate application rates at a broad range of speeds with multiple factory-installed application options, including frame-mounted coulters and in-furrow options. Plus, with 100 bushels of seed capacity (two 50-bushel tanks) and optional individual tank scales, operators can better plan for tendering with the ability to optimize partial seed fill.
“Staying productive in the field is key to getting ahead of a potentially unpredictable planting season,” said David Brennan, Case IH planter marketing manager. “Greater fertilizer and seed capacity lets operators do their jobs more easily without having to worry about capacity concerns while out in the field.”
Multiple configurations and narrow row planting increase ROI
Studies continue to show the ROI opportunities of narrow row planting, which include increased yield benefits and faster crop canopies for weed control, all while minimizing soil erosion. The 2150S Early Riser front-fold trailing planter lets operators takes advantage of these benefits with a range of configurations, including 23, 24, 31 or 32 rows with 15-inch spacing, or 24 rows with 20-inch spacing.
In-cab hydraulic row unit lift control allows operators to easily convert from 15- to 30-inch spacing with no manual lifting or tools required. When planting in a split-row configuration, a row unit offset of nearly 50 inches helps increase residue flow while minimizing plugging opportunities.
Ground-following capabilities are made possible by a wing flex of +/- 15 degrees combined with +/- 8 inches of row unit travel. This ensures the row units remain in contact with soil, even in rugged terrain. Optional hydraulic wing downforce ensures proper seed depth control on the wings, while the agronomically designed Early Riser row unit provides excellent seed placement across the entire planter.
Front-fold design for simple transportation
With a front-fold frame design, the 2150S Early Riser planter delivers a narrow transport width of 13 feet and a simple on-screen, step-by-step folding-and-unfolding system provides a smooth and quick transition from transport to field operation. Operators also gain in-cab hydraulic control of all rear subframe row units, including the center main frame row units.
“Operators should feel ready to take on the day as efficiently as possible,” Brennan said. “The 2150S Early Riser model will help them do just that. Producers can feel confident that planting is completed accurately for optimal yield results, thanks to an agronomically designed row unit.”
The 2150S Early Riser front-fold trailing planter is available to order for spring 2023. Tank options include the planter-frame-mounted 525-gallon tank capacity and a pull-hitch towed fertilizer cart option.
Also new: Precision Disk 550 Series Air Drill
Complete with greater tank capacity, a superior parallel-link row unit and new productivity-enhancing features, the Precision Disk 550 air drill is designed to boost yield potential in a variety of crops and tillage practices. Available to order for spring 2023, the new model will help producers get the most out of every seed.
“We continue to hear from growers, they need added capacity to get more seeding done in a day,” said Trent Nowosad, Case IH marketing manager for seeding equipment. “Case IH engineered the Precision Disk 550 air drill to meet this demand, with agronomically designed features to boost producers’ bottom lines.”
The new Precision Disk 550 series air drill offers added capacity and an agronomically designed row unit to help producers get the most out of every seed.
Seed placement accuracy
Built on agronomic design principles, the Precision Disk 550 series row unit maintains a parallel-link design with new features and enhancements to boost performance. A new closing system with indexable angle adjustments delivers effective seed trench closing, no matter the conditions, from conventional to no-till. Angle adjustments are simple, with indexed settings from 0 to 13 degrees to match your fields. Additionally, a range of gauge wheel widths and styles accommodate different field and crop conditions.
“Even when Mother Nature isn’t on your side, Precision Disk 550 air drills provide peace of mind that plants will get their best start possible”, Nowosad said.
The Case IH parallel-link row unit design is known for ensuring consistent coulter depth and accurate seed placement. An exclusive variable down-pressure spring holds each row unit in contact with the ground, while a forward-facing seed tube helps minimize seed bounce. Plus, operators can adjust to changing field conditions on the go with standard in-cab hydraulic down pressure control.
Productivity-boosting tank enhancements
Greater capacity is key to getting more seeding done in a day. The Precision Disk 550T air drill offers a tank capacity of up to 140 bushels to help operators maximize tendering and seeding productivity. A low-profile, rail-guided tank lid ensures effective seal and allows for easy access. Plus, high-flotation tire options accommodate these greater tank capacities and reduce compaction, creating further agronomic efficiencies for operators while out in the field.
Enhanced autocalibration check software verifies settings by using scale feedback and delivers accuracy to give operators the best return on their investment. A stationary calibration package comes standard with the Precision Disk 550T air drill, allowing operators to perform checks without needing to operate the unit in-field. At the same time, an in-tank camera helps monitor tank fill and a rear-view camera helps operators safely transport.
Greater versatility for varying field conditions
To help reduce plugging in muddy conditions, gauge wheel options are now available with an open-spoke design. The 4.5-inch option matches conventional tillage conditions, while a 3-inch option is built to handle tougher, no-till conditions. Additionally, a new seed trench scraper is available to cleanly cut the seed trench.
To protect meters, a standard seed meter rain shield helps minimize contact with dust and debris for easy cleaning and maintenance. To help reduce maintenance and upkeep, chrome pins and heavy-duty scraper springs on the row unit deliver a longer wear life. Earth Metal disk blades provide durability and are engineered to withstand the toughest conditions and cut cleanly through heavy crop residue.
“Not only is the Precision Disk 550 efficient when it comes to seeding accuracy and placement, but it’s also durable, simple and easy to use,” Nowosad concludes.