New dual-season disk delivers agronomic tillage solution for North America producers
Case IH is expanding its tillage lineup with the new Speed-Tiller high-speed disk. The Speed-Tiller is a true dual-season tool for primary and secondary tillage and It was designed to create a high-efficiency, agronomically correct seedbed that helps plants thrive. It’s built productive and rugged to withstand the harshest soil conditions. The Case IH Speed-Tiller high-speed disk is offered in rigid mounted and trailing configurations, and it will be available in 2020.
“The Case IH Speed-Tiller gives producers a high-speed, agronomic solution to create an ideal seedbed, for both fall and spring tillage,” said Chris Lursen, Case IH tillage marketing manager. “With the ability to make quick, easy adjustments, the Speed-Tiller is designed to help producers achieve a higher level of productivity at their speed, in their conditions, while competitive tools require higher speeds for optimal performance. This tool ensures a smooth seedbed surface and consistent seedbed floor as the only agronomically correct high-speed disk on the market.”
The Case IH Speed-Tiller high-speed disk has two models: the Speed-Tiller 465 high-speed disk is a rigid mounted model, and the Speed-Tiller 475 high-speed disk offers a trailing configuration. A true dual-season tool, the Speed-Tiller high-speed disk is designed to dig like a disk and finish like a finisher, maximizing the agronomic quality of the seedbed from surface to floor, for both primary and secondary tillage.
The ability to move more soil than traditional high-speed compact disks makes the Speed-Tiller high-speed disk ideal for fall tillage. Deeper soil penetration — from 3 to 6 inches — manages crop residue, controls weeds and destroys root balls. And in spring, producers can complete their secondary tillage pass with the ability to run at shallower depths and create an ideal spring seedbed finish. Producers can select between three conditioner attachments to achieve the field finish that best fits their fields: Crumbler roller, spring conditioner and rubber roller.
“Our teams conducted extensive research, gaining valuable input from our customers across North America about the demands of today’s operations, and testing many tools offered across the industry,” Lursen said. “Surface levelness and residue mixing is important, but it’s level conditions below the soil surface that enable smoother planter row unit ride and seed placement accuracy — especially at higher speeds.”
The Speed-Tiller high-speed disk is equipped with 5-bolt heavy-duty disk bearings and 1.25-inch-thick disk arms, which are the heaviest and strongest on the market and nearly double the thickness of competitive units. Rubber torsions on the heavy-duty disk arm mount provide the needed down pressure to penetrate the hardest conditions with the needed protection in rocky soil conditions, while the hydraulically positioned conditioner attachment allows the operator to lift it in muddy conditions.