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.
Holds up in changing field conditions
The rugged, reliable 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 exceptional weight distribution and stability.
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, allowing you to stay in the field longer. “Maintenance requirements are almost non-existent,” says Simpson. “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.”
Like other members of the Precision Disk family, these larger drills feature a parallel-link row unit for unmatched seed placement accuracy. 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:
• Meter-roller options available with the Case IH Precision Air delivery systems provide accurate metering across a wide range of crops, including soybeans, wheat, hybrid rice, milo and cover crops.
• Single, easy-to-reach “T” handles select and lock in seeding depth with one adjustment – 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 better penetration across varying residue and soil conditions.
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