Planter breaking new ground for Case IH across range of Australian farming businesses
09 Jun 2023
In 2018, Case IH launched the 2130 Early Riser® planter into the Australian market, and now, thanks to customer demand, the brand is offering a new model suited to a variety of farming operations right across the country.
The 2110 Early Riser® planter is from the industry-leading 2000 Series of planters that feature a unique row unit design and composition that ensures faster crop emergence and more uniform germination in a variety of crops.
"The 2110 Early Riser planter has a smaller configuration than the 2130, with two different configurations available: a six-row and an eight-row. Previously the smallest we did was 12 rows," said Andrew Kissel, Product Manager for CNH Industrial Seeding and Tillage Australia and New Zealand.
"This new model really fills a need in the market for us, since 2018 when we first launched the Early Riser series, the most common question we got was: 'do you have an eight-row version?'. So, now we have all the key features and benefits of the Early Riser in a smaller package that suits a wide variety of customer businesses."
Andrew said what set the Early Riser apart was the combination of a rugged, uniquely designed row unit with the industry's most accurate planting technologies, providing for high levels of efficiency and accuracy, whatever the conditions.
"The factor that differentiates this row unit from anything else in the industry is the ground- engaging components. It uses a reduced inter-diameter gauge wheel that is pulled, instead of pushed like a lot of other machines on the market, giving the planter a much smoother ride," he said.
"One of the great things about these machines is the range of crops we can plant with them, and plant very accurately. We have customers doing canola with them in the NSW Central West, corn in the NSW North West and peanuts and soy beans in North Queensland. The 2110 Early Riser is such a flexible machine and incredibly accurate compared with a lot of others on the market" - Andrew Kissel, Case IH
"The Early Riser double disc opener uses a leading disc, instead of nose-to-nose, which gives us a narrower opening angle, taking less horsepower to pull and creating a softer side wall in the furrow for early root growth. The furrow-forming point and shoe smooth the bottom of the trench and keep it open long enough for all the seeds to get down to the same depth, delivering more uniform emergence.
"Our two-stage closing system follows along in and ensures good, consistent seed-to-soil contact and this is a big contributor to fast germination."
In addition, automatic and in-cab adjustments help the operator to quickly adapt to unique field conditions and can be run through either an ISOBUS compliant or AFS Pro700 display. These include:
- DeltaForce® automated hydraulic row-by-row downforce control system;
- CleanSweep® residue manager control that allows operators to make row cleaner adjustments;
- vSet® 2 Seed Meter with vDrive® electric drive motor for row-by-row overlap control and curve compensated spacing that deliver optimal seed singulation and spacing; and
- Individual row shut-offs for seed and fertiliser.
Andrew said the cotton industry was a key focal point for the introduction of the new planter, with many Australian growers using eight-row configurations, but there were many opportunities beyond cotton.
"One of the great things about these machines is the range of crops we can plant with them, and plant very accurately. We have customers doing canola with them in the NSW Central West, corn in the NSW North West and peanuts and soy beans in North Queensland. The 2110 Early Riser is such a flexible machine and incredibly accurate compared with a lot of others on the market," he said.
The new 2110 Early Riser® planter was launched at FarmFest at Toowoomba, and is also headed to other national field days, including AgQuip at Gunnedah and the Henty Machinery Field Days.
For any inquiries on ordering a 2110 Early Riser® planter, contact your local Case IH dealer.
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