Case IH Helps Make Every Seed Count With New Precision Disk Drills
03 Jan 2013
RACINE, Wis. — Redesigned from the ground up, the all-new Precision
Disk single-disk air drills deliver best-in-class seed placement accuracy for an
array of crops grown in diverse conditions and geographies. The new offering
includes the Precision Disk 500T with an on-board bulk seed tank in 25-, 30- and
40-foot working widths and the Precision Disk 500 in 30- and 40-foot sizes,
which are paired with a tow-between or tow-behind air cart.
At the heart of each Precision Disk drill is a completely new row unit,
engineered to help Case IH customers achieve more even emergence and improved
plant stand establishment when seeding crops like soybeans, wheat, milo and
hybrid rice. The new design delivers accurate seed placement and depth control
across varying soil and tillage conditions, as well as more consistent
seed-to-soil contact. These drills can cover more acres each day with increased
field speeds and quicker cycle times when moving from field to field. They also
are easily adjustable and require less daily maintenance, allowing more time for
seeding during those critical spring or fall seeding windows.
“Producers can seed with confidence with the Case IH Precision Disk 500 and
500T drills,” says Dale Simpson, Case IH Seeding Marketing Manager. “These
drills have been thoroughly tested on more than 55,000 acres since 2009. They
are designed to help producers maximize their acres seeded per day with
increased operating speeds and exceptional versatility.”
MAXIMIZE YOUR YIELD POTENTIAL
“The new Case IH single-disk row unit sets a higher standard for seeding,”
adds Simpson. “Our agronomic design cuts through residue, opens a uniform seed
trench, accurately delivers the seed and closes and seals the trench for
improved germination and plant-stand establishment.”
Single-bevel 18-inch disks are set at a 7-degree angle to slice through
residue and open a high-quality seed trench, even at shallow depths, while also
minimizing hair pinning of residue in the seed trench.
The Case IH Precision Disk parallel-link row unit design helps ensure
unmatched seed placement accuracy for improved emergence and stand
establishment. Patent-pending variable down-pressure springs apply the right
amount of pressure on individual row units to ensure better penetration across
varying residue and soil conditions. In addition, the forward-facing seed tube
design directs the seed, working in conjunction with the scraper, for more
consistent placement in the bottom of the seed trench.
To close and seal the seed trench, the newly designed double-edged closing
wheels, with three easy-to adjust pressure settings, eliminate air pockets and
ensure good seed-to-soil contact. These new press wheels have been designed and
tested to endure in the higher speed operations, variable soil and high residue
conditions experienced by today’s growers across North America.
Hydraulic down pressure across the full width of the disk drill can be
adjusted either manually or via in-cab display option. Three convenient presets
help maintain ideal row unit down pressure for changing field conditions and
making it easier to adjust “on the run.”
INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
Case IH Precision Disk drill owners can get more done each day because these
drills provide the tire packages and walking-beam axle options that will allow
you to “shift-up” when appropriate – while maintaining accurate seed placement
across a wide spectrum of field and tillage practices.
In addition, operators will spend more time in the field and less in
transport, with some of the industry’s narrowest transport widths. Operators can
quickly and easily move from field to transport mode, and back again. In
addition, overall machine length and working widths make the Precision Disk
drills easy to transport and improve field maneuverability.
Case IH Precision Disk drills provide seeding flexibility across multiple
crops and conditions:
- Three meter-roller options provide accurate metering across a wide range of
crops, including soybeans, wheat, hybrid rice, milo or other small grains.
- 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
- Rugged, reliable frames hold up to changing field conditions, even going
from no-till to conventional with minimal time-robbing adjustments.
“The main center-frame is oriented in a “V” to evenly distribute the weight across the carrying wheels,” says Simpson. “The orientation provides exceptional weight distribution, especially in softer soils, and it adds additional stability during transport.”
In addition, Case IH Precision Disk drills deliver an integrated, less
complex precision farming solution with Advanced Farming Systems® (AFS) and the
AFS Pro 700 display. Built on industry-compatible architecture, AFS can
interface with a farmer’s existing ISO 11783 compliant equipment no matter what
ADDITIONAL MODEL FEATURES
The Precision Disk 500T includes an integral mounted seed tank, which makes
it the first air drill in the Case IH lineup to have an on-board bulk seed tank.
Available in 70-bushel capacity for the 25- and 30-foot sizes, and the 40-foot
size comes with a 100-bushel tank. The close-coupled design of the 500T allows
for work in small, irregularly shaped fields and easy transport, making it a
perfect fit in areas where the dill and air cart “train” system just doesn’t fit
The 500T offers optional AFS four-section overlap control to help producers
reduce input costs and increase yields by eliminating overlap on turn rows and
in odd-shaped fields. Two-section manual shutoff is standard, and a GPS
four-section control is optional.
All Precision Disk 500T drill features can be managed with the AFS Pro 700
monitor. The AFS Pro 700’s convenient, one-page seeding display keeps all the
necessary information close at hand. New flow sensors provide accurate
population estimates for larger seeded crops. A bar graph shows target rates and
seeding flow. GPS or radar speed inputs provide accurate seeding-rate
Alternatively, the Precision Disk 500 is available in 30- and 40-foot working
widths. It uses an external seed supply air cart in either tow-between or
tow-behind configurations, making it popular for operations looking for higher
capacity, as well as those seeking the ability to apply a dry fertilizer product
with seed. When paired with a Case IH Precision Air cart, the Precision Disk 500
features optional variable-rate hydraulic seed metering controlled through the
AFS Pro 700 monitor.
“Our customers asked for more accuracy, more productivity and more
versatility for improved seeding results,” says Simpson. “The new Precision Disk
500 and 500T drills deliver on those requests. Customers can improve their
results with accurate seed populations, improved residue handling and seed depth
control, uniform seed-to-soil contact and even emergence.”
Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to
collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive,
reliable equipment – designed to meet today’s agricultural challenges.
Challenges like feeding an expanding global population on less land, meeting
ever-changing government regulations and managing input costs. 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; site-specific farming
tools and utility vehicles. Case IH is a brand of CNH (NYSE: CNH), a
majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI.MI).
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