Applying anhydrous fertilizer to large fields just got faster and easier with the introduction of the new 23-row 2510H Nutrient Applicator from John Deere.
A larger unit than the high-speed nutrient applicator that John Deere introduced in 2008, the 23-row implement is compact for easier transportation, provides good clearance around wheels and the frame for unimpeded operation and low soil disturbance.
Steve Drissel, John Deere factory product marketing manager, says the 2510H gives producers and commercial fertilizer applicators the versatility to apply anhydrous with unmatched productivity and performance. “With a working width of 57.5 feet and a working speed of up to 10 mph, the 23-row 2510H covers more ground in a shorter amount of time, which is critical when there’s a narrow time window to get fertilizer on the fields,” he says.
The 23-row applicator utilizes a 5-section flex-fold frame that allows the implement to hug the contours of the field. The hydraulic down pressure system helps to optimize the 23 openers to maintain proper operating depth, even over uneven terrain.
A major advantage of the 2510H Nutrient Applicator is that it delivers three-season use capability. “In the fall, it applies anhydrous in tough corn residue with disk openers that cut the stalks and allow for smooth crop flow through the machine. In soybean stubble, the low soil disturbance keeps residue intact and minimizes soil erosion during the winter and the following spring,” Drissel explains.
For preplant fertilizer applications, the 2510H moves quickly in and out of fields, providing low-disturbance application while maintaining seedbed integrity and reducing the need for additional tillage passes.
“During the side-dress season, the “big bar” productivity of the 23-row 2510H machine really pays off,” says Drissel. “Due to the low-disturbance design of the applicator, it’s able to apply anhydrous soon after planting and can triple the typical side-dress application window. This allows the operator more time and flexibility in the field to complete side-dress applications.”
The 23-row 2510H Nutrient Applicator is designed with a rugged frame and excellent ground clearance. “It’s the ideal machine for ag retailers and producers who want to improve fertilizer application, cover more acres in less time, and improve overall profitability for their operation. When it comes time for transport, the machine folds as a 7-section unit and is only 18 feet wide and 13 feet tall,” he concludes.
For more details about the 23-row 2510H Nutrient Applicators, please visit your local John Deere dealer or visit our Web site at http://www.JohnDeere.com.