A new high-speed low disturbance (HSLD) coulter option is now available for the Nutri-Placer 930 fertilizer applicator. Capable of speeds up to 11 mph, the company says operators can cover 510 acres in a 12-hour day for increased productivity, lower tractor hours and reduced fuel consumption.
According to Dave Long, Case IH pull-type fertilizer applicators marketing manager, extensive field tests prove the toolbar’s increased efficiency is matched with superior agronomic performance. He says test results show the coulter provides better residue cover, significantly fewer clods and reduced lateral soil movement compared to other coulter-style applicators available.
During the recent Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, Long reviewed the features and benefits of the enhanced Nutri-Placer 930 HSLD row unit which include:
- 22.6-inch single coulter: Cuts through residue with minimal soil disturbance and reduced plugging at speeds up to 11 mph. A 4-degree blade angle opens a precise slot for accurate nutrient placement.
- Cast-iron knife: The spring-loaded knife features carbide inserts for extended wear and protection of fertilizer tubes. A separately replaceable Beaver Tail design with tungsten carbide weld aids in nutrient sealing.
- Wiper wheel: In addition to holding soil in place while the coulter opens a slot, the wiper wheel eliminates soil and residue build up on the coulter blade.
- Closing system: The SharkTooth blade and walking tandem press wheel firm the soil as the Nutri-Placer runs through the field. No-tools-required spring down force pressure and pivot range adjustments make changes quick and easy.