Machinery Journal

Machinery Journal

Tillage Tool Uses Variable-Rate Technology

Available in sizes up to 40" wide, the VRT2530 from Summers Manufacturing offers conventional and vertical tillage capabilities and the ability to adjust tillage aggressiveness on the go. The tillage tool features a front row of dual-mounted disk blades and a rear row of gang-mounted coulter blades. The front disk blades are slightly concave and can be manually adjusted from a 5° to 24° angle. The rear coulter blades are fixed at 0°.

Using the hydraulic hitch, the operator can shift weight between the front and rear blades. More weight on the front increases soil mixing, and more weight on the rear results in residue sizing with less soil disturbance. Weight can also be equally shifted between the front and rear.

Five blade options are available for the rear coulter gang. Finishing attachments include three-bar harrows, four-bar harrows, rolling choppers and a harrow/rolling basket combination. 

Price: $110,000 with mounted harrow and adjustable rolling basket. Visit for more.


Planter Toolbar Expands Options

Horsch expands its Maestro lineup to include a 40" toolbar with two row spacing options: 16 rows at 30" or 24 rows at 20" and a splitter option. The expanded offering builds on the original 60" toolbar with 30" row spacing.

The toolbar includes electric drive motors, hydraulic down pressure and a weight transfer system to reduce potential pinch rows. The 40" size is available with 80 bu. of seed and 780-gal. of liquid fertilizer capacity. The liquid fertilizer tank can be switched out for an additional seed tank when planting soybeans, resulting in 160-bu. capacity.

Contact your local dealer for pricing. For more information, visit


Performance and Comfort Team Up

The new four-cylinder engine in the T6 all-purpose tractor series from New Holland maximizes power output from each cylinder to achieve better performance. With 95 to 125 PTO horsepower, the engine delivers extra horsepower when under load, and engine speed management maintains speed under changing loads. The T6 lineup also features a 52.2-gal. fuel tank that can be augmented with a second auxiliary modular fuel tank for total capacity of 58.6 gal. The tractor series also sports 131 cu. ft. of cab space, 68 sq. ft. of glass, heated and cooled seats, cruise control and a mini-fridge under one of the seats.  

Price: $102,000 to $160,000. Visit for additional information.



Back to news


Spell Check

No comments have been posted to this News Article

Corn College TV Education Series


Get nearly 8 hours of educational video with Farm Journal's top agronomists. Produced in the field and neatly organized by topic, from spring prep to post-harvest. Order now!


Market Data provided by
Brought to you by Beyer