December 22, 2016
John Deere’s two new tillage implements are designed to work faster, handling tough soil conditions and high levels of crop residue at speeds up to 10 mph.
“Producers are continually demanding more from their tillage equipment in terms of soil mixing and residue management, faster operating speeds and more precise depth control,” says Jarred Karnei, product marketing manager for John Deere. “To meet those needs, we’ve increased working widths and operating speeds, and provided a wider array of finishing attachments to create that custom field finish and firm seedbed that’s so important for uniform germination and crop establishment.”
The John Deere 2230 Level-lift and Floating Hitch Field Cultivator models feature a redesigned frame with stubble-resistant radial tires and no daily maintenance points. The 2230 Field Cultivators provide even and consistent soil mixing and residue flow due to true six-inch split-the-middle shank spacing with TruPosition standards that offer 200 pounds of trip force.
For level or gently rolling ground, the John Deere 2230 Level-lift Field Cultivator comes with three-section or five-section configurations in 15 different sizes ranging from 23.5 feet to 60.5 feet in width. For level or hilly terrain, customers can select the 2230 Floating Hitch Field Cultivator, available in 14 different widths from 25.5 feet to 69.5 feet that can cover up to 217 more acres in a 10-hour day than previous models.
Both the Level-lift and Floating Hitch Field Cultivators feature the ProFinish Leveling System with six rear harrow options. Hydraulically adjustable flat-bar or round-bar rolling baskets are also available.
In addition, the industry-exclusive TruSet Tillage technology is included, giving the operator more precise on-the-go depth and down pressure control from the convenience of the cab.
To complement the new 2230 Field Cultivators, John Deere is rolling out its fully redesigned 2330 Mulch Finisher that enables customers to more effectively size and distribute large amounts of residue while still producing a smooth, even seedbed.
The 2330 Mulch Finisher comes in nine sizes with widths from 21.75 feet to 56.25 feet and can operate at field speeds up to 10 mph. It is designed with true nine-inch split-the-middle shank spacing, integrated TruSet technology.
“We’ve made some significant changes to our next generation of field cultivators and mulch finishers to set John Deere apart from the competition and that customers will find tremendous value in,” adds Karnei. “From the frame and tires to more finishing options and advanced adjustability — all of these improvements are to ensure customers can get an ideal seedbed from a single, productive pass ahead of the planter.”
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