Case IH Expands Precision Disk Line

Case IH introduces the availability of two new air drills in 50- and 60-foot working widths. These larger-sized Precision Disk 500 air drills help growers cover more acres in short planting windows.

“Case IH engineers have taken the best-in-class Precision Disk 500 design and made it even more productive with larger working widths and a five-section design,” says Dale Simpson, Case IH Seeding Marketing Manager. “Known for its accurate seed placement and ability to seed in diverse conditions – from no-till to reduced till to conventional till – the new Precision Disk 500 air drills are designed based on customer requests for wider operating widths to give them greater productivity.”

Seed More Acres In A Day

Growers can take advantage of faster fill times by pairing these larger drills with Precision Air carts. These carts are available in sizes from 280 to 430 bushels in a tow-between or tow-behind configuration or 580 bushels in a tow-behind configuration.

The larger sizes of the Precision Disk 500 are also an ideal match for higher-horsepower tractors, such as the new Case IH Steiger 620 – the highest-horsepower agricultural tractor available in the market today with 682 maximum engine horsepower.

“The Steiger is a great pairing for the Precision Disk air drill,” says Simpson. “Together they allow producers to cover more acres, making the most of long workdays and lowering input costs. The result is lower equipment investment per acre, and that can make a big impact on a grower’s bottom line.”

Case IH Precision Disk 500 air drill.
Case IH Precision Disk 500 air drill.

The rugged, reliable frames of the Precision Disk 500 air drill hold up to changing field conditions – even going from no-till to conventional – with the main center frame oriented in a “V” to provide exceptional weight distribution and stability. The new frame design also makes transport easier, as the wide profile of the transport wheels provide the stability to move the disk drill confidently, even at higher road speeds.

“Ease of transport is increasingly important as growers farm more land that is not contiguous,” says Simpson.“The Precision Disk vertical-fold design gives them the industry’s lowest transport height and narrow transport widths.”

Additionally, there are no daily maintenance requirements, allowing you to stay in the field longer. “Maintenance requirements are almost nonexistent,” says Simpson. “There’s only one greaseable point on the row unit. And that is on the gauge wheel adjustment spindle – requiring greasing every 50 hours or once per season.

Unmatched Accuracy, Versatility

Like other members of the Precision Disk family, these larger drills feature a parallel-link row unit for unmatched seed placement accuracy. The drills are available in either 7.5- or 10-inch row spacings. Newly designed double-edged closing wheels, with three easy-to-adjust pressure settings, eliminate air pockets and ensure good seed-to-soil contact. Hydraulic down pressure across the full width of the disk drill can be adjusted either manually or via an in-cab display option.

The 50- and 60-foot Precision Disk 500 also provide the flexibility to seed across multiple crops and conditions:

  • Meter-roller options available with the Case IH Precision Air delivery systems provide accurate metering across a wide range of crops, including soybeans, wheat, hybrid rice, milo and cover crops.
  • 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 14 increments.
  • Patent-pending variable down-pressure springs put the right amount of pressure on individual row units for better penetration across varying residue and soil conditions.
Topics:

Leave a Reply

Precision Irrigation Stories
Precision IrrigationAgri-Inject: Variable Rate Irrigation Making Adoption In Roads
December 27, 2016
Precision agriculture powered by GPS technology — at first a novelty — has now become the norm, driven in part Read More
Hort TechSol Chip Launches Autonomous, Wireless Solar Tag for Smart Irrigation
December 6, 2016
Sol Chip, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) systems and energy harvesting solutions, today announced the introduction of its Read More
Drones2016 PrecisionAg Vision Conference: 7 Takeaways From Phoenix
October 24, 2016
Our inaugural PrecisionAg Vision Conference, held last week in Phoenix, AZ, is officially in the books. Having convened just over Read More
CropMetrics VRI Speed Control
Hort TechCropMetrics Releases Latest Variable Rate Irrigation Software
July 6, 2016
Made for growers, by growers, CropMetrics creates easy-to-use software that can be integrated with current precision ag software. The latest Read More
Trending Articles
PrecisionAg.com featured image
ProfessionalsWelcome to the Newly Enhanced PrecisionAg.com
December 29, 2016
Talk a quick look around our website and we hope you’ll notice it’s significantly different as we head into 2017 Read More
Ryan Raguse and Matthew Grassi
ProfessionalsIndustry Executives Talk New PrecisionAg Professional Brand
December 19, 2016
EFC Systems President and CEO Ernie Chappell Myriad Mobile Cofounder and Chairman Ryan Raguse Read More
PrecisionAg Professional logo
Industry NewsMeister Media Debuts PrecisionAg Professional
December 13, 2016
Agricultural technology is accelerating, and precision agriculture is gaining renewed interest across cropping systems. At the same time, growers are Read More
NDSU IoT
Sensors/IoTNew Farming Focused IoT Partnership Announced
December 13, 2016
Infiswift, an enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platform developer, announces a partnership to develop IoT solutions with Acuitus Ag, an Read More
GVM E-Series cab
Ag Tech GlobalGlobalization And Precision Agriculture
December 7, 2016
Globalization has taken on a negative connotation in some circles in the U.S. in recent months. The lightning rod for Read More
Farmers Edge Truck
Data ManagementFarmers Edge, Trotter Fertilizer Form Partnership To Enhance VRT Programs
November 29, 2016
Farmers Edge, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, has partnered with Trotter Fertilizer, Nebraska’s foremost Read More
Latest News
Terry Griffin
Business ManagementUsing High Tech To Make Farm Decisions
January 17, 2017
Raj Khosla, professor of precision agriculture at Colorado State University, challenged farmers to think about how far the technology of Read More
Decisive Farming My Farm Manager mobile app
Ag Tech GlobalLeading Canadian Farming Co-op Brings In New Tech To Bo…
January 17, 2017
Co-op, one of the largest agricultural retailers in Western Canada, is partnering with farm management company Decisive Farming to provide Read More
Business ManagementCNH Names Danford Head of North American Precision Farm…
January 17, 2017
Dan Danford has been named Industry Relations Manager, Precision Solutions and Telematics (PS&T), for CNH Industrial, parent company of agricultural Read More
Australian Harvest
Ag Tech GlobalAustralian Precision Agriculture Market, Forecast To 20…
January 13, 2017
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Australian Precision Agriculture Market, Forecast to 2020” report to their offering. Read More
Norris planter
Innovation SeriesCompelling Consultant Panel Kicks Off Next Month’s Prec…
January 12, 2017
Jeremy Wilson, Technology Specialist at CropIMS and renowned precision expert, leads a panel of top precision consultants to kick off Read More
Data ManagementProspera Selected for Top 100 Artificial Intelligence R…
January 11, 2017
CB Insights today selected Prospera to the prestigious Artificial Intelligence 100 list (“AI 100”), a select group of emerging private Read More
Business ManagementBREAKING: FAA Considering Less Restrictive Commercial D…
January 11, 2017
FAA is working toward allowing more freedom for drone operators, and at the same time is working with NASA on Read More
DronessenseFly, Agribotix Combine eBee SQ and FarmLens Offeri…
January 11, 2017
Agribotix has partnered with senseFly to offer a new combined solution for professional users. This technology solution combines the top Read More
Sentera software
DronesSentera Announces NDVI Livestream Capabilities for Doub…
January 10, 2017
Sentera today announced the upcoming release of LiveNDVI Video: livestreamed NDVI video via Sentera’s Double 4K sensor. This breakthrough technology Read More
Young Corn Field
Ag Tech GlobalEurocontrol To Commercialize Precision Agricultural Ini…
January 9, 2017
Eurocontrol Technics Group Inc., a Canadian public company specializing in the acquisition, development and commercialization of innovative test and measurement Read More
Corn Field
Data ManagementWaypoint Analytical, Highland Precision Ag Announce Str…
January 9, 2017
Waypoint Analytical (WP), based in Memphis, TN, and Highland Precision Ag (HPA), based in Mulberry, FL, are pleased to announce Read More
Western Canada Wheat field
EventsSixth Annual Precision Ag Summit Set for January 16-17 …
January 4, 2017
The 6th annual Precision Ag Summit will be held Jan. 16-17, at the North Dakota Farmers Union Conference Center in Read More
University of California Merced Professor Stefano Carpin
Hort TechRobots, People Working Together To Save Water, Enhance …
January 3, 2017
A nearly $1 million grant from the USDA is helping University of California researchers refine collaborative robotic technology that could Read More
Wade Barnes Farmers Edge using FarmCommand
Data ManagementFarmers Edge Makes Precision Ag Simple
January 3, 2017
Jon Labine of Argyle, MN, is a regional sales representative for Farmers Edge Inc., one of the latest entries in Read More
DV Wing Drone Volt
DronesDV WING: A Drone Dedicated To Precision Agriculture
January 3, 2017
DRONE VOLT is launching its new fixed-wing unit, a light and compact UAV dedicated to precision agriculture and construction work, Read More
PrecisionAg.com featured image
ProfessionalsWelcome to the Newly Enhanced PrecisionAg.com
December 29, 2016
Talk a quick look around our website and we hope you’ll notice it’s significantly different as we head into 2017 Read More
Topcon X30 Console in cab
Business ManagementA New Precision Vision
December 29, 2016
It’s been an incredible year for the team here at Preci­sionAg Media. We have more than two decades in as Read More
EventsAgenda Is Taking Shape For February Innovation Series C…
December 29, 2016
Precision ag technology integrators — those businesses providing agronomy services and technology consulting to farmers — can take advantage of a full Read More