Case IH is expanding its line of fertilizer applicators featuring the new High-speed Low Disturbance (HSLD) row unit option with the launch of the Nutri-Placer® 940 HSLD. Made for high-speed, minimal soil disturbance and precise nutrient management, the latest applicator launch allows operators to cover acres fast and efficiently. The Nutri-Placer 940 HSLD is capable of speeds up to 11 mph, allowing operators to cover over 900 acres in a 12-hour day.
“The size of the Nutri-Placer 940 combined with the efficiency of the HSLD row unit option means operators can be more productive than ever, lowering tractor hours and reducing fuel consumption,” said Chris Lursen, Case IH tillage and pull-type fertilizer applicators marketing manager. “Not only are operators able to cover more ground faster than ever before, but they can also rest assured that they’re locking in each crop’s profit potential with better nutrient uptake.”
In field testing, the HSLD row unit provided better residue cover and more level surface finish than other coulter-style applicators available, properly sealing nutrients. The Nutri-Placer 940 HSLD places nutrients up to six inches deep in the root zone — when and where crops need it most.
Expanding upon the Nutri-Placer family
Launched last year, the Nutri-Placer 930 HSLD features a 47.5-foot width that the Nutri-Placer 940 HSLD builds upon with sizes ranging from 50- to 65-foot widths, allowing even more productivity. Both models feature cast-iron components and reduced maintenance to keep operators in the field during fall, preplant and side-dress applications. They also feature the new 22.6-inch single-coulter-blade design that effectively cuts through residue with minimal disturbance, leading to improved soil and moisture retention that helps reduce runoff. A uniform surface finish means valuable ground cover is preserved in highly erodible land and heavy, no-till corn conditions.
Additional new features to enhance productivity and effectiveness with the Nutri-Placer 940 HSLD include:
- 5-section flex for ground contouring
- Triple-fold transport modes
- 30-inch row spacing to meet a variety of row crop needs
- Easy leveling turnbuckles for wing wheel adjustments
- Larger wing fold cylinders: 4.5-inch fold cylinders on inner and middle wings, 3-inch cylinders on outer wing front fold (60- and 65-foot models)
- Larger standard radial tires for main transport and wing wheels
Source : Case IH