RACINE, Wis. – Case IH is expanding its lineup of application toolbars for row crop producers with the Nutri-Placer 930 and Nutri-Tiller 950. With new sizes available to match the full lineup of Case IH tractors, these pull-type anhydrous applicator toolbar and strip-till systems can accommodate all sizes of farming operations.
“The Case IH Nutri-Placer 930 and Nutri-Tiller 950 are innovative and rugged for high capacity operations in the next generation of row crop farming,” says Rob Zemenchik, Case IH Marketing Manager for tillage products. “These commercial-grade machines have an industry-leading design life and size options that make sense for producers looking to handle their own nitrogen application or strip tillage.”
The Nutri-Placer 930 provides consistent nitrogen placement in the root zone with excellent sealing capability for maximum potential nitrogen-use efficiency by the crop. The toolbar comes in working widths of 27.5 feet, 32.5 feet, 37.5 feet, 42.5 feet and 47.5 feet. The 930 is equipped to match the Case IH Puma®, Maxxum®, Magnum™ and some of the Steiger® row crop tractors.
In addition to the 60 and 65 foot models introduced in 2010, a new 50 foot version has been added.
Finally, the Nutri-Tiller 950 provides industry-leading strip-till productivity and is also equipped with optional NH3 fertilizer capability. The Nutri-Tiller 950 comes in 20-foot, 30-foot, 40-foot or 60-foot working widths, following the rest of the 900-series commercial-grade family of Case IH application equipment. With so many models to choose from, producers can find the right Nutri-Tiller to match any of the full range of Case IH tractors.
The Nutri-Placer 930 offers 15-inch, 20-inch or 30-inch row spacing, while the Nutri-Tiller 950 offers 30-inch row spacing.
Both the Nutri-Placer 930 and Nutri-Tiller 950 application toolbars have a heavy-duty welded frame design for more uptime, faster ground speeds, and maximum reliability and durability. Welded cross-members between the forward and rear tube add strength and durability. Three rows of thick tubing that run the entire toolbar’s width support the toolbar’s strong ground-engaging components at field speeds up to seven mph. Double-gusseted joints, top and bottom, are found throughout the design, to allow producers to navigate rolling terrain with confidence.
The beefed-up front hitch adds strength to support the mainframe and rear hitch when pulling at the faster in-field ground speeds seen in today’s ag world.
A strong deluxe rear hitch with a straight through design for effortless hook-up has poly skid plates for reduced friction and operator fatigue. The rear hitch also swings and can be extended to more easily facilitate hitching to a tank.
A clevis hitch complements the tough frame for trouble-free hook-up. This more universal hitch assembly accommodates all sizes and types of tractors.
The Nutri-Placer and Nutri-Tiller’s coulters deftly chop through residue. The knife and sealing discs for product application enable the toolbars to handle a wide range of soil conditions. The coulter effectively creates a path for the shank, which forms a fertilizer trench without building up residue. The coulter sports an extra-strong assembly, providing reliable down-pressure and penetration in hard soils and heavy crop residues. Slipping coulter shafts are a thing of the past with the all-new recessed positions for the coulter lock bolts.
“Consistent nitrogen placement and sealing sets the stage for a more uniform crop stand,” says Zemenchik.
Several different shank options are available for the 930. Rigid shanks, heavy duty spring shanks, coulter/shank combination for narrow rows or the popular High Clearance Shank (HCS), the 930 can offer it all. New to the 930 and the 950 is the redesigned HCS. Originally introduced on the Nutri-Placer 940 in 2010, the HCS shank is designed for soils with rocks and other obstructions, but it also works well in rock-free soil. This proven, knife- based technology provides precise nitrogen placement and retention.
Two opposing sealing discs seal the furrows created by the coulter and shank. The discs can be positioned in either concave or reverse convex positions, if desired. Solid discs are recommended for conventionally tilled fields, while notched discs are recommended for consistent closing in fields with heavy residue.
“Notched blades maintain rotation under muddy conditions for improved sealing and reduced plugging,” explains Zemenchik. “Consistent sealing with the Nutri-Placer 930 and Nutri-Tiller 950 results in the lowest nitrogen losses in the industry.”
Strengthened running gear allows the applicator to handle operating speeds of up to seven miles per hour.
Stubble resistant (FI) tires are available on both the Nutri-Placer 930 and Nutri-Tiller 950. “Stubble in today’s fields is stronger and tougher than ever and tires need to hold up to obtain maximum uptime,” says Zemenchik.
Easy and Efficient Transport
“Today’s producers have fields spread out over ever-larger areas, so implements have to be able to handle longer road transport,” says Zemenchik. “Thirty percent stronger than prior designs, the Nutri-Placer 930 and Nutri-Tiller 950 are built to quickly move between fields and then work at peak performance.”
While the Nutri-Placer 930 and Nutri-Tiller 950 boast a durable frame, they also flex enough to simply fold up over the center main frame for narrow transport. Models less than 40 feet are single fold, while models over 40 feet are double fold.
Reinforced wing pivots with non-greasable poly bushings make folding simple. The poly bushings extend the unit’s life and significantly reduce service needs. On larger models, a flow-divider allows the wings to fold at the same time, resulting in less frame stress and more productivity. This means more time spent in the working position and less time in transport.
A handheld turnbuckle, which adjusts the depth settings on the toolbar’s single point depth control, means producers can leave the wrenches in the shop and easily make adjustments in the field. The hydraulic lift system allows the unit to raise and lower more evenly for maintaining consistent application depth. It has a simple series circuit, so when the toolbars rise to their highest position, the cylinders re-phase.
“The Nutri-Placer 930 and Nutri-Tiller 950 will both be available for spring 2012,” says Zemenchik. “Contact your local fertilizer distributor for orders."
The New Case IH Nutri Placer 930 and Nutri-Tiller 950 Feature:
- Tough, flexible and easily adjustable frame structure results in more uptime, allows faster ground speeds and maximum reliability and durability
- Easy folding and unfolding for transport
- Low maintenance and longer product life
- Consistent sealing discs, resulting in the lowest nitrogen losses in the industry
Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive, reliable equipment – designed to meet today’s agricultural challenges. Challenges like feeding an expanding global population on less land, meeting ever-changing government regulations and managing input costs. With headquarters in the United States, Case IH has a network of dealers and distributors that operates in over 160 countries. Case IH provides agricultural equipment systems, flexible financial service offerings and parts and service support for professional farmers and commercial operators through a dedicated network of professional dealers and distributors. Productivity enhancing products include tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage tools; planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators; site-specific farming tools and utility vehicles. Case IH is a brand of CNH (NYSE: CNH), a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI.MI).