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CASE IH INTRODUCES TRUE TANDEM™ 330 TURBO 

 

Case IH invites producers to experience the next generation of vertical tillage: the True Tandem 330 Turbo. The new unit is engineered to effectively manage crop residue and provide leveling for seedbed preparation. The True Tandem 330 Turbo also increases productivity by enabling fewer passes and higher grounds speeds compared to other tillage operations.

The next generation of vertical tillage equipment

RACINE, Wis. - Case IH invites producers to experience the next generation of vertical tillage: the True Tandem 330 Turbo. The new unit is engineered to effectively manage crop residue and provide leveling for seedbed preparation. The True Tandem 330 Turbo also increases productivity by enabling fewer passes and higher grounds speeds compared to other tillage operations. 

"If you're looking for a high-speed, low-draft implement with excellent seedbed and residue management capabilities, take a good look at the 330 Turbo," says Bill Preller, Case IH crop production marketing director. "Our patented shallow concavity turbo blade design adds a whole new dimension to vertical tillage.  Mounted on an angle, the blades move soil and residue laterally as well as up and down. The result is more complete soil movement at very shallow running depths, so you don't have to run it deep to get good soil movement. This also enables the True Tandem 330 Turbo to provide substantially better leveling than any other vertical tillage tool on the market."

Before Case IH engineers began developing the 330 Turbo, they asked customers and dealers what features they would like to see in vertical tillage equipment. "They wanted versatility - addressing both seedbed preparation and residue management.  They also wanted the ability to level," Preller adds. "With our exclusive blade design, we hit the magic sweet spot between vertical tillage and leveling."

Unmatched versatility in spring or fall

The True Tandem 330 Turbo can be used in the fall or spring to manage residue, control residue size, remove corn root balls, and bring residue into contact with the soil to promote breakdown, anchor residue and reduce hairpinning. According to Preller, managing residue in the fall allows for faster decomposition, enabling easier spring planting. 

"You can also put the unit to work in the spring when fields are soggy and muddy - as well as when they're too dry. This implement will break the crust, aerate the soil and improve seedbed warming," Preller says. "The 330 Turbo prepares the seedbed for optimum growth, provides more uniform seedbed depth and soil temperature, and doesn't leave coulter slots that can dry out.  It's ideal for no-till and minimum-till operations, or in any situation that requires residue management." 

Preller adds that the True Tandem 330 Turbo also is faster than other tillage operations, with an excellent horsepower-per-foot ratio. "Faster operation means higher productivity and less cost than conventional tillage," he notes. 

The 330 Turbo requires a tractor with PTO horsepower of 5 to 7 hp per foot, three hydraulic remote valves, and minimum hydraulic pressure of 2200 p.s.i. 

Proven, rugged frame design

A frame-mounted, rolling harrow with a proven frame design, the True Tandem 330 Turbo requires no additional weight.  "The rugged frame sports heavy-duty spring cushion gangs and pivoting stabilizer wheels," says Preller.

The main frame is available in two sizes:

  • 25 foot - weighs 14,990 lbs., and includes 82 20" turbo blades and 18 bearings spaced 7.5" apart, for a total tillage width of 24' 7"
  • 34 foot - weighs 19,900 lbs., and includes 114 20" turbo blades and 28 bearings spaced 7.5" apart, for a 34' 1" tillage width

For transport, the 25-foot machine folds to a 15' 9" width and 11' 3" height.  The transport size of the 34-foot machine is 17' 10" wide and 14' 3" high. 

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. 

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Article Date: August 23 2007
From Category: Vertical Tillage