Case IH bumps planting capacity with split-row Early Riser planter configuration

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Growers can look for greater capacity and productivity from the new 2150S Early Riser front-fold trailing planter from Case IH.

The company unveiled the new split-row configuration of the planter last week at the National Farm Machinery Show at Louisville, Kentucky.

With the arrival of the 2150S, Case IH has boosted planting capacity thanks to a 525-gallon fertilizer tank — along with more seed capacity — to help growers cover more acres between fills and make the most of their time in the field.

The liquid fertilizer system delivers accurate application rates at a broad range of speeds with multiple factory-installed application options, including frame-mounted coulters and in-furrow options. With 100 bushels of seed capacity (two 50-bushel tanks) and optional individual tank scales, operators can also better plan for tendering with the ability to optimize partial seed fill.

“Staying productive in the field is key to getting ahead of a potentially unpredictable planting season,” said David Brennan, Case IH planter marketing manager. “Greater fertilizer and seed capacity lets operators do their jobs more easily — without having to worry about capacity concerns while out in the field.”

The 2150S Early Riser front-fold trailing planter is available in a range of configurations, including 23, 24, 31 or 32 rows with 15-inch spacing, or 24 rows with 20-inch spacing.

In this video interview, Brennan notes how in-cab, hydraulic row unit lift control allows operators to easily convert from 15- to 30-inch spacing with no manual lifting or tools required. When planting in a split-row configuration, a 50-inch row unit offset helps increase residue flow while minimizing plugging. (Story continues after the video.)

Brennan also describes how the planter’s ground-following capabilities are made possible by a wing flex of +/- 15 degrees combined with +/- 8 inches of row unit travel. This ensures the row units remain in contact with soil, even in rugged terrain. Optional hydraulic wing downforce ensures proper seed depth control on the wings.

With the front-fold frame design, the 2150S delivers a narrow transport width of 13 feet — and a simple folding-and-unfolding system provides a smooth and quick transition from transport to field operation. Brennan adds that the planter is available to order for spring 2023. Tank options include the planter-frame-mounted 525-gallon tank capacity and a pull-hitch towed fertilizer cart option.

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