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White Planters unveils 8900 Series on tracks

Agriculture.com Staff 08/05/2011 @ 12:06pm

Industry’s first row crop planter equipped with factory-installed rubber track transport system reduces soil compaction.

White Planters has announced the all-new 8936-30 — the industry’s first large-acreage row crop planter available with a factory-installed rubber track transport system.

The new White Planters 8936-30 is a 36-row planter with 30-inch row spacing and is equipped with 30-inch-by-67-inch rubber transport tracks plus four large gauge wheels on each wing to significantly reduce soil compaction compared to similar planters equipped with wheels. The 8936-30 planter’s heavy-duty, durable frame is built with exceptional wing flex to ensure consistent seed depth regardless of the terrain, and it easily folds to a width of 15 feet for convenient transport.

“The White Planters 8936-30 is built for performance in the field and convenience in transport,” explains Gary Hamilton, senior product specialist for White Planters. “As the size of farm operations increases, producers are asking for larger planters capable of covering more ground, but soil compaction with larger equipment is always a concern. The all-new White Planters 8936-30 with the rubber track transport system is our solution.

“In addition to excellent flotation, these planters may be configured with several tillage attachments, granular chemical and liquid fertilizer tank options to meet producers’ individual production practices. The White Planters 8936-30 offers design innovations to help ensure uniform emergence and a consistent stand needed for optimum crop yields,” Hamilton adds.

Durable, flexible frame matches contours, folds for convenient transport

At the core of the White Planters 8936-30 is a durable, heavy-duty five-section frame that folds to a transport width of just 15 feet, so moving from one field to the next is easier and more convenient. Each wing of the planter has two sections, and each section flexes up to 21 degrees up and 21 degrees down in relation to the center section of the planter for a total of 42 degrees of flex for each half of the planter, allowing the planter to match field contours.

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