What is in this article?:
- Equipment Forum: Case IH expands Precision Disk 500 air drill line
- Holds up in changing field conditions
• These larger-sized Precision Disk 500 air drills help growers cover more acres in short planting windows.
Case IH introduces the availability of two new air drills in 50- and 60-foot working widths.
These larger-sized Precision Disk 500 air drills help growers cover more acres in short planting windows.
“Case IH engineers have taken the best-in-class Precision Disk 500 design and made it even more productive with larger working widths and a five-section design,” says Dale Simpson, Case IH Seeding Marketing Manager.
“Known for its accurate seed placement and ability to seed in diverse conditions — from no-till to reduced-till to conventional-till — the new Precision Disk 500 air drills are designed based on customer requests for wider operating widths to give them greater productivity.”
Growers can take advantage of faster fill times by pairing these larger drills with Precision Air carts. These carts are available in sizes from 280 to 430 bushels in a tow-between or tow-behind configuration or 580 bushels in a tow-behind configuration.
The larger sizes of the Precision Disk 500 are also an ideal match for higher-horsepower tractors, such as the new Case IH Steiger 620 — the highest-horsepower agricultural tractor available in the market today with 682 maximum engine horsepower.
“The Steiger is a great pairing for the Precision Disk air drill,” says Simpson.
“Together they allow producers to cover more acres, making the most of long workdays and lowering input costs. The result is lower equipment investment per acre, and that can make a big impact on a grower’s bottom line.”