2001 - Volume #25, Issue #5, Page #07[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Case-IH Launches New Planter
Geared to high-acreage farmers, the big planter sets a new standard in seed handling, according to the company, thanks to its 11.8-in. dia. vacuum-controlled seed disc that will plant seed of various sizes. "It will consistently and accurately place any size seed corn û even mixed grades," says Alan Forbes, Case-IH marketing manager for planters.
The planter still uses the time-tested Early Riser row units, and it's set up for variable-rate, on-the-go changing of seed population or fertilizer application rates. And because it uses three seed singulator spools, the ASM can plant different varieties of crops of similar size seeds with only one seed disc, including corn, beans, cotton, peanuts, sorghum, milo, sugar beets, and sunflowers.
To read more about new Case-IH products, go to www.caseih.com.
Axial Flow Turns 25
The first 300 Axial Flow combines rolled off the assembly line in 1977. Since then, more than 100,000 of the rotaries have been produced and the company plans to stick with the popular machine for the forseeable future. The new 2300 Series has numerous refinements including a standard hydraulic feeder reverser, increased fuel capacity (up to 180 gal.), new Kevlar belts and pulleys, fixed knife blades for straw chopper, sieve adjustment on the side of combine, new viewing doors, and many more.
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