Seeding Equipment Enhancements Make Every Seed Count
The Case IH air drill product line continues to deliver on productivity and agronomics with enhancements in 2018. From performance to precision and from durability to convenience, these advancements deliver high-efficiency seeding.
Greater convenience and durability
New for 2018, you can add tank-mounted weigh scales to the Precision Disk™ 500T single disk air drill. You can view your tank weight through the Case IH Advanced Farming Systems AFS Pro 700 display or other compatible displays. A display on the rear tank platform also provides on-the-go weight readouts.
Optional tank lights are available for the Precision Disk 500T single disk air drill to help extend the workday while improving operator safety.
We’ve also added a grease point for the packer arm on the Precision Disk 500 and 500T row unit to help ensure optimal performance across the toughest field conditions and soil types. This change improves packer arm movement in the most challenging situations, and a new extended-wear gauge wheel option provides added durability that lasts.
For greater convenience, the front hitch on both models now includes a hose holder to store hydraulic lines and electrical connections when the drill is not hitched to a tractor. When hooked to the tractor it helps keep the hydraulic and electricals off the pivot point of the hitch, preventing damage to either line.
The latest software update provides a better user interface for improved ease of operation. A similar look, feel and functionality to that of the Precision Air 5 series carts bring consistency across all Case IH seeding products. An optional wireless flow blockage monitoring system — available for the Precision Disk 500, Flex Hoe™ 400 and Flex Hoe 700 air drills — uses acoustic sensors to “listen” for the sound of seed and fertilizer flow.
The new system requires less wiring than traditional blockage monitoring systems. A user interface via an iPad® app displays all manifold runs and provides an alert if a run becomes blocked. This interface provides real-time continuous blockage status updates and tracks blockage history by manifold and individual run to help pinpoint issues.
New 80-foot Flex Hoe 700
To help meet the demands for high-capacity seeding and better utilize today’s high-horsepower tractors, Case IH is expanding its Flex Hoe 700 lineup with an 80-foot width offering. This new, wider Flex Hoe 700 will help you seed more acres, more efficiently, every day to make the best use of time, resources and inputs.
The new Flex Hoe 700 features a fold-back design for safe, easy transport and storage; 10- or 12-inch trip spacing configurations; rubber or steel press wheels and optional high-flotation tires.
(The previous article “Seeding Equipment Enhancements Make Every Seed Count” was archived on “April 3, 2018” from “http://blog.caseih.com”)