John Deere introduces four new tillage solutions for 2012
According to Patrick Sikora, marketing manager at John Deere Des Moines Works, the 2600 Series Disks and 2623VT give customers more high performance, heavy-duty options when it comes to selecting the right tillage tools for their farming operations.
“Tillage preferences vary from farm to farm depending on a number of factors such as cropping programs, field topography, soil conditions and residue requirements,” Sikora says. “The new 2600 Series allows customers to match the right tillage tool – from a one-pass primary tillage disk to a seedbed finisher – while giving them plenty of versatility and years of durable performance.”
In addition, Sikora says that John Deere has built the 2600 Series Disks to even tougher industry standards, with a full 2-inch diameter gang bolt, increased weight per blade by 60 percent, and sealed maintenance-free bearings. All new models have innovative C-spring standards and hydraulic fore-aft leveling offered on base equipment that help provide more consistent tillage results in all types of field conditions.
The tillage workhorse in the 2600 Series lineup is the 2625 Disk. Designed to be a heavyweight primary tillage tool, the 2625 sizes and buries heavy corn and other crop residue, resulting in 30 percent or less residue cover on fields. The 2625 Disk comes in five different working widths from 23 ft. 7 in. to 40 ft. 8 in. Like all 2600 Series tools, the 2625 Disk features the largest gang bolt in the industry and C-spring standards, plus 24- or 26-inch disk blades on either 9- or 11-inch spacings. The 2625 Disks provide a maximum working depth up to 8 inches and a minimum of 280 lbs. of weight per blade (with the base blade and spacing) to cut through the heaviest soils and crop residue.
The 2623 Disk is engineered for its dual flexibility as either a primary or secondary tillage tool. It features 24- and 26-inch disk blades set on 9-inch spacing, C-spring standards with weights per blade ranging from 201 to 243 lbs. depending on the selected blade size and width model. It provides a working tillage depth of up to 6 inches, making it ideal for use in post-harvest residue chopping or preparing spring seedbeds for planting.
The 2623 Disk is available in 10 different widths ranging from 20 ft. 9 in. to the extra wide 49 ft. 3 in. model capable of covering large fields fast.
For customers looking for the ideal disk for tilling lighter soils and creating the ideal seedbed for planting, the 2620 Disk is designed to loosen the top 3 to 5 inches of soil.