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John Deere Introduces 2720 Disk Ripper

12/05/2012 @ 1:34pm

Cut, size, and bury residue, penetrate the soil, and level the field, all in one pass with the new John Deere 2720 Disk Ripper. To accomplish this feat, the heavy-duty, primary tillage tool uses a combination disk-ripper-disk configuration.

The new gang design on this model has heavier C-springs, thicker gang tubes, and a larger gang bolt. For maximum residue cutting and soil leveling, the front disk gang angle is fixed at 18 degrees.

“As crop residue increases with high-yielding crops, managing residue and compaction becomes more challenging for producers,” explains Jake Stien, product manager at John Deere Des Moines Works. “The 2720 Disk Ripper helps them manage the most difficult residue conditions, in addition to providing improved residue flow and soil leveling with industry-exclusive hydraulic rolling baskets.”

The Laser Rip II system on the 2720 Disk Ripper points in a variety of sizes to shatter the hardpan from 8-15 inches. Depending on residue and soil conditions, the rear disk gang can be set at 14-16 degrees. For smoother soil surface, farmers can purchase the optional three-point hydraulic rolling basket to break up root balls and clods.

The 2720 Disk Ripper is available in four widths: 12 ft. 6 in., 17 ft. 6 in., 22 ft. 6 in., and 27 ft. 6 in. Base prices range from $36,985-$89,345.

For more information on the new disk ripper, visit www.JohnDeere.com/Tillage.

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