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, eliminating compacted valleys and humps between where blades run below the surface. The blade design also reduces plugging in wet soil conditions. 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.
The launch of the Case IH Speed-Tiller is a result of the company’s acquisition of the Australian implement manufacturer K-Line Ag. For more information, visit caseih.com.