John Deere's 2012 lineup includes three new 2600 Series Disks and one new vertical tillage tool designed to provide everything from more muscle for field operations and creating uniform seedbeds.
The beefier new 2600 Series tillage lineup includes the 2625 Disk, 2623 Disk, 2620 Disk and 2623VT (Vertical Tillage).
Deere has built the 2600 Series Disks with a full 2-inch diameter gang bolt, increased weight per blade by 30%, and sealed maintenance-free bearings. All new models have C-spring standards and hydraulic fore-aft leveling offered on base equipment that help provide more consistent tillage results in all types of field conditions.
The tillage workhorse in the 2600 Series lineup is the 2625 Disk. Designed to be a heavyweight primary tillage tool, the 2625 sizes and buries heavy corn and other crop residue, resulting in 30% or less residue cover on fields. The 2625 Disk comes in five different working widths from 23 ft. 7 in. to 40 ft. 8 in. Like all 2600 Series tools, the 2625 Disk features the larger gang bolt and C-spring standards, plus 24- or 26-inch disk blades on either 9- or 11-inch spacing. The 2625 Disks provide a maximum working depth up to 8 inches and a minimum of 280 lbs. of weight per blade (with the base blade and spacing) to cut through heavy soils and crop residue.
The 2623 Disk is engineered for its dual flexibility as either a primary or secondary tillage tool. It features 24- and 26-inch disk blades set on 9-inch spacing, C-spring standards with weights per blade ranging from 201 to 243 lbs. depending on the selected blade size and width model. It provides a working tillage depth of up to 6 inches, making it ideal for use in post-harvest residue chopping or preparing spring seedbeds for planting.
The 2623 Disk is available in 10 different widths ranging from 20 ft. 9 in. to the extra wide 49 ft. 3 in. model capable of covering large fields fast
Seed bed preparation is the assignment for the 2620 Disk. It features 22- or 24-inch blades on 7.25- or 9-inch spacing with weight per blade of 179 to 209 lbs. (base blade and spacing), which allows it to be customized to a producer's soil type and planting practices. A harrow or rolling basket can easily be added to help break up clods and create a more consistent soil surface for planting. It comes in 10 different width models ranging from 20 ft. 9 in. to 49 ft. 3 in.
All three of these 2600 Disks have transport widths from 13 ft. 6 in. to 16 ft. 3 in., and transport heights from 10 ft. to 15 ft., depending on the specific width model. Recommended field operating speeds range from 5 to 7 mph.
New Vertical Tillage Tool
The new John Deere 2623VT offers the latest in technology and toughness for vertical tillage management with its unique angled gang and blade configuration. The front gang has 22-inch shallow concavity spherical blades on 7.25-in. spacing and is angled 21 degrees to provide maximum residue chopping while helping the blade maintain a sharp edge longer. The rear gang has 22-inch shallow concavity wavy blades on a 19-degree angle that helps anchor residue and aerate the soil. In the spring, the front and rear gang angles better intersect each other to create a more uniform, smoother seedbed for planting.
The 2623VT also features the industry-exclusive active hydraulic rolling basket that provides more consistent ground contact when used in tough field conditions or rolling terrain. The 2623VT is available in five different widths from 26 ft. 5 in. to 40 ft. 8 in. and can be operated at 7 to 10 mph.
For more information on the new 2600 Series Disks, visit www.johndeere.com.