Machinery Journal - December 2019

Machinery Journal - December 2019 ( Company Provided Photos )

New Case IH High-Speed, Dual-Season Disk

Case IH is expanding its tillage lineup in 2020 with the Speed-Tiller high-speed disk. Designed to dig like a disk and finish like a finisher, the company says the dual-season tool creates a smooth seedbed surface and consistent seedbed floor.

Available in two models, the Speed-Tiller 465 is a rigid mounted model, and the Speed-Tiller 475 offers a trailing configuration.

In the fall, deeper soil penetration, from 3" to 6", manages crop residue, controls weeds and destroys root balls. In the spring, farmers can run at shallower depths to create an ideal seedbed using a crumbler roller, spring conditioner or rubber roller.

The indexed, independently mounted blades are laterally adjustable and work the entire soil profile. A constant-level hitch delivers deep penetration, consistent disk depth and residue management, putting usable weight on the blades.

The Speed-Tiller is equipped with five-bolt heavy-duty disk bearings and 1.25"-thick disk arms. Rubber torsions on the heavy-duty disk arm mount provide the down pressure to penetrate the hardest conditions and offer protection in rocky soil conditions. The hydraulically positioned conditioner attachment allows the operator to lift it in muddy conditions. For more information, visit

Combine Turns Heads at Agritechnica

The world of ag machinery descended on Hanover, Germany in November for Agritechnica. Shaun Haney of Real Agriculture of Canada shares an inside look at John Deere’s new X9 Series combine, the company’s first entrant into the twin rotor market. Visit

In the Shop: Still New Tools

Each week, tool dealers visit Dan Anderson. He’s surrounded by tools every day, and yet he keeps discovering new ones that somehow escaped his attention. To learn about what tool Dan wishes he’d known about years ago, visit