Case IH Twin-Row Planters Offer Innovative Technology
21 Aug 2012
RACINE, Wis. — Advanced twin-row seeding technology is now available
from Case IH for 2013. Accurate, dependable Case IH Twin-Row planters provide a
best-in-class solution to increase plant populations without changing cropping
“Twin-row crop production is increasing in popularity due to the potential
yield advantages by narrowing corn rows,” says Bill Hoeg, Case IH Planter Sales
and Marketing Manager in North America. “Case IH Twin-Row planters allow
producers to increase plant populations without having to make any new
investments or major modifications to existing harvesting or spraying equipment.
Essentially, you change your planter and everything else remains the same as it
was with 30-inch, 36-inch, 38-inch or 40-inch rows.”
The concept involves staggering seed in two rows, eight inches apart on
30-inch, 36-inch, 38-inch or 40-inch centers. Therefore, a corn head set for
30-inch, 36-inch, 38-inch or 40-inch rows can harvest twin rows at the same
time. However, this technology is not just for those who want more bushels of
corn per acre or higher tonnage corn silage.
“Twin-row technology can also be used with other row crops, such as soybeans,
cotton, milo and sunflowers,” says Hoeg. “Twin-row production is often credited
for increased standability of crops, and this system utilizes a higher
percentage of an acre compared to standard row widths.”
Case IH Twin-Row planters use proven technology with multiple years of
on-farm use. They are engineered for high-population planting being easy to fill
and maintain for the ultimate in twin-row planting solutions.
The planters have eight inches between each of the twin-row pairs. They are
fitted with 25 Series row units that have an optional floating residue manager
or coulter, standard seed firmers, and cast or spider closing wheels.
Heavy-duty down-pressure springs provide up to 500 pounds of pressure to
penetrate packed soil and slice through tough residue. Offset 15-inch
4-millimeter blades further contribute to the penetration, accuracy and cutting
ability. Additionally, the planters feature an Air-Pro® metering system that
uses a hydraulic fan to provide positive air to the meters for exceptional
For 2013 Case IH will offer the following Twin-Row planter models:
- 825A3P – This rigid-mounted 8-row-wide planter has positive ground drive
and a 1.6-bushel hopper on each row.
- 4025A3PS – This stack-fold planter is available in 12-row-wide and 16-row
30-inch configurations with either an 82-bushel hopper or a customer-supplied
ProBox. The planter folds to a transport width of 25 feet with extra clearance
down low for bridges, signs or other obstacles. Row markers also fold down to
reduce transport height. A hydraulic seed drive is standard. Weight transfer to
the wings is optional.
- 1225A FF and 1625A FF – These front-fold planter models, with hydraulic
seed drive, are available in 12- and 16-row 30-inch configurations. They feature
an 82- or 150-bushel hopper, or may be used with a customer-supplied ProBox. Two
optional 200-gallon fertilizer tanks are available. Transport width is a narrow
13 feet 6 inches.
When customers purchase a Case IH Twin-Row planter, they also receive access
to the full support of the Case IH dealer network and Case IH field team.
“Case IH planter specialists are out in the field, working alongside
producers whenever help is needed,” says Hoeg. “They have the expertise to help
farmers select the right planting system for their specific operation.”
This new line of Twin-Row planters is an expansion
from the company’s existing Early Riser® planter lineup, which is recognized
throughout the industry for delivering better stands, more uniform emergence and
accurate populations. See more on Case IH planters at www.caseih.com.
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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