RACINE, Wis. - Two new air cart models from Case IH will enter production this winter, with features designed to simplify operations, expand capacity and increase productivity. The Case IH Precision Air 2280 and Precision Air 2330 will come equipped with two large polyethylene rotational molded tanks and new ISO 11783-compliant electronic controls.
A two-tank model similar to the Case IH ADX3380 three-tank air cart, the Precision Air 2280 will have a total capacity of 280 bushels. The Precision Air 2330 has a total capacity of 330 bushels, and is similar to the current three-tank ADX3430.
"If you're looking for more capacity because you've expanded your operation, or own a larger air hoe or air disk drill, the new Precision Air seeders will give you more time seeding and less time stopping to refill," says Dale Simpson, Case IH marketing manager-seeding.
"Compared to the popular Case IH ADX2230 two-tank air cart, the new Precision Air 2280 gives you an additional 50 bushels of capacity. And if with the new Precision Air 2330, you've gained 100 bushels over the ADX2230," Simpson adds. "Larger capacity tanks help cover more acres per hour, per day, per week and per season. Our customers have asked for larger and more productive products, and we've delivered."
According to Simpson, the new Precision Air seeders match perfectly with the Case IH ATX400 or ATX700 air hoe drills, as well as the Case IH SDX30 and SDX40 single disk no-till air drills.
"The Case IH ADX air seeders, built in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, have a well-earned reputation for reliability and accuracy," Simpson notes. "The next generation Precision Air seeders will offer the same proven performance and durability with new, improved Case IH electronics and controls."
ISO 11783-compliant electronics
The ISO 11783-compliant electronics on the Precision Air 2280 and 2330 models enable the operator to easily and cost-efficiently use an existing Case IH display. "For example, you can use the AFS Pro 600 touch display currently in your tractor for air seeder operation," Simpson says. "Using your AFS monitor also allows you to interface with Case IH AFS AccuGuide and Precision Air System function using one in-cab display."
The Precision Air seeders' premium display option, the AFS Pro 600, includes a graphic display with a menu driven setup and air cart calibration. AFS Pro 600 display features "on the go" bin-level indicators; low bin level audible alarm; fan speed; ground speed; shaft rpm; application rate; air velocity; product/acres remaining; and accrued area, which includes individual tank, field, season and lifetime calculations.
Simpson adds that any ISO11783-compliant virtual terminal can be used to display the implement interface. "The display in the tractor cab becomes truly that - just a display, with the information stored in the implement ISO control modules."
If an operator prefers traditional on/off toggle switch control, an optional Auxiliary Switch Unit can be mounted beneath the AFS 200 or AFS Pro 600 display.
Mechanical or variable rate hydraulic meter drive systems also are available.
In addition, both models also come equipped with a high-capacity load/unload auger, and a fill-rate of 55 bushels per minute. The frame is identical to the existing Case IH three-tank chassis, only shorter, with a twin-plenum design and two airflow control valves per meter box - one on the left and one on the right inboard side of the chassis. The frame doubles as a duct to carry airflow from the fan to meter boxes.
Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive, reliable equipment - for those who demand more. With headquarters in the United States, Case IH has a network of dealers and distributors that operates in over 160 countries. Case IH provides agricultural equipment systems, flexible financial service offerings and parts and service support for professional farmers and commercial operators through a dedicated network of professional dealers and distributors. Productivity enhancing products include tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage tools; planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators; and site-specific farming tools.