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• Case IH has added numerous new products to the equipment lineup for 2012. Included are combines, sprayers and Maxxum tractors.
CASE IH has introduced the new 2012 Maxxum tractor lineup, now equipped with enhanced operator controls, fuel-saving Tier 4A engines, and more powerful hydraulics to deliver livestock and mixed farm operations the best possible balance of productivity, fuel efficiency and versatility.
Beefed-up front hitch
The beefed-up front hitch adds strength to support the mainframe and rear hitch when pulling at the faster in-field ground speeds seen in today’s ag world.
A strong deluxe rear hitch with a straight through design for effortless hook-up has poly skid plates for reduced friction and operator fatigue. The rear hitch also swings and can be extended to more easily facilitate hitching to a tank.
A clevis hitch complements the tough frame for trouble-free hook-up. This more universal hitch assembly accommodates all sizes and types of tractors.
The Nutri-Placer and Nutri-Tiller’s coulters deftly chop through residue. The knife and sealing discs for product application enable the toolbars to handle a wide range of soil conditions.
The coulter effectively creates a path for the shank, which forms a fertilizer trench without building up residue.
The coulter sports an extra-strong assembly, providing reliable down-pressure and penetration in hard soils and heavy crop residues. Slipping coulter shafts are a thing of the past with the all-new recessed positions for the coulter lock bolts.
Several different shank options are available for the 930. Rigid shanks, heavy duty spring shanks, coulter/shank combination for narrow rows or the popular High Clearance Shank (HCS), the 930 can offer it all.
New to the 930 and the 950 is the redesigned HCS. Originally introduced on the Nutri-Placer 940 in 2010, the HCS shank is designed for soils with rocks and other obstructions, but it also works well in rock-free soil. This proven, knife- based technology provides precise nitrogen placement and retention.
Two opposing sealing discs seal the furrows created by the coulter and shank. The discs can be positioned in either concave or reverse convex positions, if desired. Solid discs are recommended for conventionally tilled fields, while notched discs are recommended for consistent closing in fields with heavy residue.
Strengthened running gearsallows the applicator to handle operating speeds of up to seven miles per hour.
Stubble resistant (FI) tires are available on both the Nutri-Placer 930 and Nutri-Tiller 950.
While the Nutri-Placer 930 and Nutri-Tiller 950 boast a durable frame, they also flex enough to simply fold up over the center main frame for narrow transport. Models less than 40 feet are single fold, while models over 40 feet are double fold.
Reinforced wing pivots with non-greasable poly bushings make folding simple. The poly bushings extend the unit’s life and significantly reduce service needs. On larger models, a flow-divider allows the wings to fold at the same time, resulting in less frame stress and more productivity. This means more time spent in the working position and less time in transport.
A handheld turnbuckle, which adjusts the depth settings on the toolbar’s single point depth control, means producers can leave the wrenches in the shop and easily make adjustments in the field.
The hydraulic lift system allows the unit to raise and lower more evenly for maintaining consistent application depth. It has a simple series circuit, so when the toolbars rise to their highest position, the cylinders re-phase.