CASE-IH has released the biggest tow-between air seeder on the market called the ADX 3430 air-cart.
It features three integrated, polyethylene tanks in tow-between and tow-behind configuration and a 430-bushel (11.7t) capacity.
Though it is the largest air seeder, Ausplow¹s tow-between 12,000L Multistream PDS (precision delivery system), which distributes both granular and liquid product, is bigger.
³The ADX3430 delivers productivity gains which allow farmers to make the most of the short planting window,² Case-IH product manager Adam Gatenby said.
³Seeding is the most critical operation for any grain grower and with the ADX3430 farmers can keep seeding for longer, without refilling.²
Three tanks enable single, double, or triple shoot options for seed and fertiliser delivery.
For additional capacity, a high-volume 25cm (10in) auger allows the operator to fill and unload the tanks quickly.
The auger has additional top and bottom controls for convenient one-person operation and for gentle seed handling of sensitive crops, the auger is equipped with cupped flighting and variable speed auger control.
The ADX3430 offers a choice between mechanical or variable rate meter drive.
The mechanical meter drive uses a slide adjustment for infinite rate setting, while the variable-rate metering system allows the operator to change the rate on the go from the cab.
It adapts easily for GPS precision farming applications, applying seed and fertiliser on the go.
All changes are monitored with the AgriCheck monitor.
The multi-line, alphanumeric display provides in-cab readout of fan RPM, acreage, bin status and product delivery rates for each meter.
Proven downdraft metering is a hallmark of Case-IH ADX Series air systems.
The efficient, flexible system easily accommodates a wide variety of cropping activities for large air seeders.
Air valve control at each meter lets the operator set airflow for the accurate delivery of various products.
³The Case-IH ADX3430 provides the accuracy and versatility needed to gently meter and distribute a wide range of seed sizes and weights, from oilseeds and cereals to peas and soybeans,² Adam said.
ADX series air cart systems can be used with Case-IH PTX600 seeding and cultivating bar, ATX Series Concord air drills and SDX series single disk no-till air drills.
Early buyer bonuses are available for a limited time to customers who plan purchases for delivery in 2005.
There are also additional bonuses for cultivator and air cart combinations and even bigger bonuses when combined with Case-IH STX Steiger and MX Magnum series tractors.