Case IH Early Riser to debut in February

Case IH 2000 series Early Riser planter that features an all-new row unit will be shown for the first time in February in the US. Source: AFDJ eNews

These new planters have been engineered to operate at higher speeds to deliver fast and uniform emergence.

“This new Early Riser planter series provides the first factory integration of Precision Planting components in North America, resulting in what we believe is the industry’s most accurate planter,” said Tony McClelland, planter marketing manager, Case IH.

“But make no mistake, we didn’t just put a new meter on our current toolbars. This is an all-new row unit designed by Case IH with toolbars engineered to deliver top accuracy at higher speeds.”

Competitive test-plot research showed that the new Early Riser planter delivered more accurate seed placement and faster emergence at high speeds than comparable competitive models.

The machine has a 26-inch toolbar clearance, plus a 60% increase in vertical row-unit travel, and helps accommodate uneven terrain without sacrificing accurate seed depth and consistent closing.

Where seed meets soil, larger and heavier Earth Metal blades provide long-lasting durability.

An agronomic offset design allows the leading opener to slice through tough crop residue and ensures proper seed-to-soil contact, while self-adjusting mud scrapers ensure consistent performance in heavy, wet soils.

Exclusive trailed gauge wheels with soil-relief grooves help row units ride better in rough seed bed conditions while minimizing sidewall compaction.

All this leads to a more consistent seed bed, uniform germination and earlier emergence.

Aligning the gauge wheels alongside offset openers provides better results, no matter the soil type.

New, larger inverted closing disks provide gentle and consistent soil coverage back over the seed. Then the press wheel ensures the proper seed-to-soil contact necessary for uniform germination and emergence.

The first of the new 2000 series Early Riser planter models, the Early Riser 2150 model, will debut at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, US in February. First models, which include 12-, 16- and 24-row 30-inch front fold machines, will be available for the 2017 North American planting season.