Agriculture 2013: John Deere Disk-Ripper Makes Tillage Easy
The new machine announcement on the Deere website explains some of the unique features offered within the 2720 Ripper as Deere expands its stock of agricultural equipment. The machine uses a combination disk-ripper-disk configuration to cut, size, and bury reside; penetrate the soil; and level the field all in one pass. The 2720 Disk Ripper also includes a new gang design with heavier C-springs, thicker gang tubes, and the largest gang bolt in the industry. The Ripper is available in four widths: 12 ft. 6 in., 17 ft. 6 in., 22 ft. 6 in., and 27 ft. 6 in., depending on the size that best fits a producer's farm size and tractor horsepower.
From the announcement, Jake Stien, product manager at the John Deere Des Moines Works, says, "As crop residue increases with high-yielding crops, managing residue and compaction becomes more challenging for producers.