To help producers create a high-efficiency seedbed and accommodate the unique agronomic needs of their fields, Case IH continues to expand its soil management solutions lineup. The new Case IH Vibra-Tine™ 265 S-tine field cultivator effectively works high-clay and timber soils with proven S-tine technology to create a high-efficiency seedbed. For machines equipped with AFS Soil Command™ agronomic control technology, producers can now make stabilizer wheel position adjustments right from the tractor cab. Providing more options to fit each field, Case IH is also adding a new 27-foot configuration for the Speed-Tiller™ high-speed disk.
Built on Agronomic Design™ principles, every Case IH soil management tool is designed to promote a healthy soil profile and create the field conditions necessary for greater yields. Ensuring optimum residue management, ideal soil tilth, a smooth field surface and consistent seedbed floor, agronomic performance sets the Case IH soil management lineup apart from competitive units.
“At Case IH, we’re dedicated to giving producers the options, technology and agronomic solutions they need to meet their unique needs,” said Chris Lursen, Case IH tillage marketing manager. “We know that no two fields are the same. With more options and configurations, as well as technology advancements and new capabilities, producers can equip themselves with the tools needed to create a high-efficiency seedbed in their field conditions and boost productivity on their operation.”
New Vibra-Tine S-tine field cultivator
Case IH is bringing the Vibra-Tine 265 S-tine field cultivator to its lineup of soil management solutions. This tool is designed to take on tough high-clay and timber soils often found in geographic areas such as Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Kentucky and Ontario, Canada. In one spring pass, vibrating technology delivers optimal clod-sizing, smooth field finish and a high-efficiency seedbed that promotes accurate seed placement and uniform emergence.
“We’re excited to bring the Vibra-Tine 265 S-tine field cultivator to the Case IH lineup to better match the agronomic needs of producers who must effectively work heavy soils,” Lursen said. “S-tine technology is proven to break through residue and shatter hardened soil, making it an effective and reliable solution to help maximize yield potential.”
The Vibra-Tine S-tine field cultivator is designed with six ranks of S-tines and effective 4-inch shank spacing to provide optimal clod-sizing in tough conditions. This design, along with a high 24-inch frame clearance, allows for maximum residue flow without plugging.
To increase producers’ productivity in the field, single-point hydraulic depth control provides quick and easy adjustments to accommodate changing field conditions. A front T-hitch allows tight and efficient turning when space is at a premium.
The field cultivator is built to last with shanks that can withstand a variety of soils, while a proven tube-through design with 4-inch square tubing walls are high-strength for an open, yet durable, frame. S-tine shank options include the standard two-piece coil or a heavy-duty two-piece coil that delivers more holding power as well as more ground clearance. The S-tine shanks are built with high-quality alloy steel to ensure longevity of tines and wearing parts.
Now Available: AFS Soil Command stabilizer wheel position control
To optimize the productivity of every tillage pass, producers can now make stabilizer wheel adjustments from the tractor cab with AFS Soil Command agronomic control technology. Proper stabilizer wheel position is often ignored but is critical to achieving a level and smooth seedbed from surface to floor. The stabilizer wheel position is coordinated with any depth adjustment made to ensure machine stability and a smooth seedbed. When the operator adjusts the depth of the machine, all other functions of the machine, including fore/aft leveling, Crumbler® downforce, and now stabilizer wheels, will coordinate to desired settings.
“AFS Soil Command agronomic control technology is helping producers easily make the right adjustments when and where they need it, ensuring that the machine is always operating at peak agronomic performance,” Lursen said. “The ability for producers to control stabilizer wheel condition takes optimizing settings and ensuring a properly set tillage tool a step further toward helping create an optimal seedbed for ultimate planter productivity.”
AFS Soil Command agronomically optimizes soil conditions through measuring, monitoring and controlling the machine. These capabilities help make every inch of the field an optimal environment for plants, ideal for crop residue management, soil tilth, soil temperature, seedbed conditions and seed placement accuracy.
Now available for spring 2021 season of use, AFS Soil Command agronomic control technology and the new stabilizer wheel control capability are available for the Tiger-Mate™ 255 field cultivator and single-fold True-Tandem™ disk harrows and vertical tillage tools.
New configuration of the Speed-Tiller high-speed disk
To further provide options and configurations to meet each producer’s needs, a 27-foot configuration is now available for the Speed-Tiller 475 high-speed disk. A recent addition to the Case IH lineup of agronomic solutions, the Speed-Tiller high-speed disk is a true dual-season tool designed to ensure a smooth surface and seedbed floor, cementing its place as the only agronomically correct high-speed disk on the market.
The 27-foot configuration is a new addition for the Speed-Tiller 475 trailing model, which is also available in 20.5-, 31.2- and 41-foot configurations. The Speed-Tiller 465 rigid mounted model is available in widths ranging from 5.7 to 18 feet.
For more information, contact your local Case IH dealer or visit www.caseih.com.