Horsch, the German equipment maker that's building a solid presence in the North American market is known for a range of tillage tools and as a pioneer in vertical tillage. The company has launched two different new tools to the market - the Terrano FM and the Joker HD.
The Terrano FM is designed for fall primary tillage and is built to tackle all residues. Built with four rows of shanks and an in-row spacing of 60-inches with an overall shank spacing of 15-inches, the Terrano provides a uniform subsurface of soil and residue. That allows for a more complete breakdown of the residue.
The new shank has an option of 14-inch sweeps with a twisted cover board, which keeps the soil in the machine longer and offers more residue blending and improved flow. As soil and residue flow through the machine, a row of hydraulically adjustable leveling disks provides a smoother finish. The final touch comes from the double RollFlex finishing system, which consolidates soil and residue.
The Terrano FM has a trip force of 1,800 pounds and is designed to run up to 10-inches deep with depth controlled from the tractor cab.
The Joker RT Series gets a new member with the Joker HD. Designed for North America, the new tool features large disk blades, providing its best performance in shallow fall tillage in areas of high residue and extreme soil conditions.
Most notable on the Joker HD is the disks which feature a blade that's 20% larger. The machine can quickly size and blend residue down to a maximum depth of 6 inches. The larger blades continue to be mounted in pairs, resulting in greater residue flow and increased stability of the blade angles. The 24-inch disks have also moved to a 6-bolt hub on a newly designed, heavier bearing.
For this machine, the distance between the two rows of disks has been increased to give residue and soil added time to reach the surface to be cut a second time. That assures better residue sizing to accelerate the decomposition process. Transport tires have been integrated into the frame, putting more weight over the machine's center and adds to its ability to penetrate.
To maintain even working depths across the machine, the Joker HD has a pressurized accumulator system, adding down pressure to the wings, while maintaining flexibility for rolling terrain. Depth setting is controlled through a single point on the frame, or through the tractor cab with an electronic depth control system.
For more information call 1-855-4HORSCH or visit www.horsch.com