Case IH Expands Its Early Riser Planter Lineup

March 3, 2017 09:52 AM
Case IH 2160 Early Riser Planter

Case IH announces it has added the 2160 Early Riser planter to its 2000 series planter portfolio. Farmers can choose from four configurations with a steerable Rowtrac Carrier System or traditional wheeled-carrier option in 32- or 36-row options.

The 2160 Early Riser planter features a new rugged row unit that is designed for uniform emergence at speeds up to 10 mph, according to Tony McClelland, Case IH planter marketing manager.

“[This planter] provides up to 74% increased flotation over a wheeled carrier to reduce soil compaction,” he says. “With more square inches on the ground, toolbar weight is evenly distributed to improve planting performance in areas of the country, such as the Dakotas, with soft, loamy soils and/or wet planting conditions.”

McClelland says the unique undercarriage design of the Rowtrac Carrier System offers uniform ground pressure, even in rolling terrain, along with good maneuverability during transport. He points out several other highlights of the system, including:

  • Increased flotation for lower compaction
  • A three-axis steerable track that offers a smoother toolbar ride
  • Reduced pinch-row compaction from dual wheels
  • Fore-aft track oscillation for good ground contact and weight distribution, even on undulating terrain
  • Side camber for even wear and extended track life

The planter also features factory integrated Case IH and Precision Planting technology – including vSet 2 meter with vDrive electric drive, DeltaForce hydraulic down force, SpeedTube, CleanSweep air cylinders, and granular and liquid fertilizer options. For more information, visit

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