Case IH has come out with a new one-pass option for seeding and fertilizing in spring, as the manufacturer debuted its Precision Disk 500DS air drill at the 2018 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.
The new double shoot drill places seed one inch above and one inch over from fertilizer in the same pass.
“This particular drill is designed to offer growers that need a one-pass solution the high-efficiency aspects of our Precision Disk 500 series,” explains Trent Nowosad, Case IH marketing manager for seeding equipment, in the video below.
The unit features the same two-rank frame design, and 20-inch up-and-down movement of the parallel link row unit as other Precision Disk drills. It’s available in 10-inch spacing with toolbar widths ranging from 30 to 60 feet.
Nowosad says they’ve designed the row unit to clear a little more residue from the trench than other single disk drills, leaving the field slightly darker and reducing hair-pinning.
“This drill, from extensive field testing that we’ve done, particularly in the Dakotas, comments back from our cooperators there is they’ve ran this drill in conditions they would never dare run any other single disk drill in,” he says.
Check out the video for more on the new Precision Disk 500DS with Trent Nowosad:
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