The latest addition to the Case IH Nutri-Placer line, the Nutri-Placer 920, is designed for productivity and up-time while placing nutrients in the root zone to maximize return on investment.
“We are excited to offer this commercial-quality applicator for producers who want increased productivity and a value-added fertilizer application,” says Dave Long, Case IH Marketing and Sales Manager for pull-type fertilizer applicators.
All-New Frame Design and Strength
The Nutri Placer 920 is all new from front to back. It features a front mounted coulter bar with five section flex and active hydraulic down pressure to maintain uniform depth and accurate fertilizer placement over a wide range of field conditions. Utilizing double tubes with fore and aft bracing provides the frame strength that allows for longer implement life and greater stress relief. The heavy-duty, welded-frame design delivers large-acre productivity, even in the toughest field conditions.
Larger than previous models, the Nutri-Placer 920 offers a choice of either a 1,650-gallon or 2,050-gallon tank, so producers can work longer before filling up. The all-new tank chassis centers the tank over the axle for consistent positive tongue weight whether the tank is loaded or empty. Additionally, a low center of gravity is created, offering more stability as producers go over bumps and hills in the field.
The Nutri-Placer 920 also offers overall improved transportability with an innovative X-Wing frame design that folds for narrow transportation width and low transportation height, so it can be easily transported when the closest field is a few miles away.
Unmatched Agronomic Features
Equipped with spring-loaded, 20-inch coulters, the Nutri-Placer 920 delivers fertilizer into the root zone with your choice of a straight-stream injector or a liquid knife. This provides increased nutrient availability and minimizes residue and soil disturbance. Additional benefits include reduced horsepower requirements, a wider operating window and faster operating speeds.
As the largest liquid fertilizer applicator in the lineup, with up to 25 coulters in a 60-foot frame size, the Nutri-Placer 920 matches a 24-row planter. The outer wings can also be folded for conversion to a 17 coulter applicator to match a 16-row planter.
The Nutri Placer 920 utilizes a hydraulic driven centrifugal pump, providing a wide range of rate control and capacity.
“The Nutri-Placer 920 is designed for the demands of large-acre productivity and has features that accurately place nutrients in the root zone to maximize return on investment” says Long. The Case IH Nutri-Placer 920 will be sold through trained and certified application equipment distributors and dealers.
Case IH Farmall® compact tractors now offer an easy-to-use, continuously variable transmission (CVT) option for the new model Farmall 40B CVT, 45B CVT and 50B CVT Class 3 cab tractors. A CVT option allows Case IH Farmall customers to get more done in less time while maximizing fuel efficiency and managing operating costs.
Because CVT automatically selects the best gear ratio for the desired speed, the operator no longer has to select or shift gears. “It eliminates the need for clutching or shifting, which means operators may prefer a Farmall with CVT to their car, says Greg Lucey, Case IH Farmall Marketing Manager. “In fact, pulling a load with a CVT-equipped Farmall is easier than driving a pickup with an automatic transmission.”
Unlike standard transmissions, which have a distinct number of gear ratios, a CVT has an infinite number of gear ratios, which allows the engine to always run at its most efficient speed – regardless of ground speed. And unlike hydrostatic transmissions that depend on speed for higher torque, a CVT is more efficient when pulling a load.
While CVT is common in high-horsepower tractors, it is a technology not commonly found in compact tractors. “As a full-line equipment company that provides trusted support to its customers, Case IH is able to utilize technology developed for larger tractors and integrate it into the Farmall line,” Lucey explains. “When Farmall tractors were introduced in 1923, they featured a revolutionary narrow design and higher ground clearance – and nearly 90 years later, they continue to lead the industry in innovation.”
Known for rugged versatility, proven performance and functional design, and powered by Tier 3-compliant diesel engines with 40, 45 and 50 engine horsepower, the new line-up of Case IH Farmall B CVT tractors are the ultimate workhorses. “Easily equipped with a large variety of well-matched implements, these Farmall CVT tractors provide the right equipment for the right job – whether you’re hauling, mowing, loading, towing or blowing,” says Lucey.
Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive, reliable equipment – designed to meet today’s agricultural challenges. Challenges like feeding an expanding global population on less land, meeting ever-changing government regulations and managing input costs. With headquarters in the United States, Case IH has a network of dealers and distributors that operates in over 160 countries. Case IH provides agricultural equipment systems, flexible financial service offerings and parts and service support for professional farmers and commercial operators through a dedicated network of professional dealers and distributors. Productivity enhancing products include tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage tools; planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators; site-specific farming tools and utility vehicles. Case IH is a brand of CNH (NYSE: CNH), a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI.MI).