When walking into the Canadian Farm Progress Show from the north entrance, one couldn’t miss the display John Deere had this year.
For the first time at a Canadian farm show, John Deere showed off its new 2680H high speed disc. Sam Paulson, tillage specialist with John Deere, was nearby to explain why this disc stands out from others.
“It’s really (all about) the productivity,” says Paulson, who was also at his first Canadian farm show. “So as far as productivity goes, the working speed we’re running at, we’re looking to go 10 to 14 miles an hour (16-22km/h) with this tool, so you may look at this and it’s a 35-foot unit, but we’re going hopefully somewhere around 12 miles an hour (19km/h) through the field — we can cover a lot of acres that way.”
He goes on to say as farm operations get bigger, farmers will need to have faster equipment as tillage windows get shorter.
The unit also showcases individually mounted blades that can be beneficial for rough terrain. The blades are supported by rubber torsion elements, can travel up to 22.9 cm (9 in.) while passing over an obstruction, like a rock.
To also help with saving time, its depth control is simple to adjust as it’s on a shim system. As Paulson shows in the video below, one would remove a pin, raise or lower the number of shims needed to reach the depth they want, and then replace the pin.
“It’s a very simple tool,” he says. “Other than that, there’s no wing levelling that you have to do as long as all of (your) cylinders are running in float, it’ll contour to the ground whatever the ground conditions may be.”
A limited release occurred last fall, with John Deere having another limited release in the winter of 2018, with the disc being available now for the upcoming season.
Hear from RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse and John Deere’s Sam Paulson about the new 2680H disc below.