In December, John Deere announced it was introducing two new high-speed tillage implements, model 2230 field cultivators, available in level-lift and floating hitch configurations, along with the model 2330 mulch finisher.
The 2230 field cultivators are designed to provide even and consistent soil mixing and residue flow for seedbed preparation, using six-inch “split-the-middle” shank spacing with 200 pounds of trip force.
Intended for relatively level terrain, the 2230 level-lift model is available in three-section and five-section configurations offering 15 different working widths, ranging from 23.5 feet to 60.5 feet. The floating hitch version is designed for producers who have to cope with hills. They are available in 14 different working widths from 25.5 feet to 69.5 feet. With higher working speeds, Deere claims these implements can now cover up to 217 more acres in a 10-hour day than previous models could.
“We’ve made some significant changes to our next generation of field cultivators and mulch finishers,” said Jarred Karnei, product marketing manager, in a press release. “From the frame and tires to more finishing options and advanced adjustability — all of these improvements are to ensure customers can get an ideal seedbed from a single, productive pass ahead of the planter.”
Both the level-lift and floating hitch models feature the brand’s ProFinish levelling system that offers six rear harrow options to fine tune the field finish. Hydraulically adjustable flat-bar or round-bar rolling baskets are also available, allowing the operator to raise, lower or float the baskets as field conditions change.
In addition, Deere’s TruSet control system is included on these implements, which gives the operator the ability to set depth and down pressure on the go. TruSet side-to-side also allows for individual section levelling on the 2230FH.
The 2330 Mulch Finisher was also given a redesign, and it’s now capable of working at 10 m.p.h. too. It’s available in nine widths from 21.75 feet to 56.25 feet.
New Gen 4 extended monitor from Deere
For producers who’d like to have a second display in their cab to control an implement, John Deere has introduced the new 10-inch Gen 4 extended monitor.
In its news release, Deere says the Gen 4 extended monitor can “monitor any number of machine, implement and precision ag functions such as planting or product application. In addition, operators can easily move pages and display functions from one display to another.”
The Gen 4 extended monitor is designed to work exclusively with Deere’s 4600 CommandCenter and will require certain Deere software to run. It is customizable and the company claims it’s easy to install. Having a second display in the cab will make more information available to the operator at the same time and allow for easier implement control, says Deere.