Narrow operating windows make maximizing productivity essential during planting and harvest, regardless of farm size.
Case IH has purposefully designed its latest models of the Early Riser® planter, Early Riser 2120, and Axial-Flow® combine, Axial-Flow 160 series, to ensure peak performance for all producers.
Both equipment solutions deliver advanced technology to small- and mid-scale operations at a price point that makes sense for their operation. These new models will be on display at Farm Progress Show 2023 from Aug. 29-31.
“Farmers shouldn’t have to over-buy or retrofit equipment to get something that works for their operation,” said David Brennan, planter marketing manager at Case IH. “The Early Riser has been a rockstar since its introduction delivering early, uniform emergence. These new planter models will deliver on the Early Riser name, with a smaller package for farms that need it.”
Brennan explains that the unmatched accuracy found through the Early Riser 2120 delivers rapid, consistent emergence and improves productivity for the operation. Plus, the Early Riser 2120 is driven by flexibility. It will be offered in three-row unit configurations, 6R30”, 8R30”, and 11R15”, and will also provide industry-leading seed and fertilizer capacity, including options for both liquid and dry fertilizer.
Early Riser added 11- and 15-row configurations for the 2110 Rigid Mounted Planter to the 2024 lineup.
The premium tech doesn’t stop at planting. The new Axial-Flow 160 series offers built-in benefits for farmers looking to increase their production efficiencies with a reliable machine. The Axial-Flow 160 series now comes with Harvest Command™ combine automation technology to take the guesswork out of harvesting.
“We know that every field comes with its own unique set of challenges,” said Leo Bose, harvest marketing director at Case IH. “Harvest Command was designed with built-in technology that helps navigate those field conditions by making automatic adjustments, regardless of the operator’s experience.”
The Axial-Flow 160 series comes with the simplicity operators have come to expect from the Axial-Flow combine line but with some additional benefits. The higher-capacity grain tank, holding up to 350 bushels, and the fuel efficiency keep an operator moving during harvest. And while that grain is being harvested, the in-cab adjustments and grain-on-grain threshing design maintain the quality of the crop throughout the fields.
Planting and harvest activities generate agronomic data for farmers, which can be aggregated, visualized, and managed in Case IH AFS Connect. The company is debuting a new Connect Room at Farm Progress Show to showcase a range of connected machines and services. Farmers can come to the Connect Room to learn how to harness the power of data on their operation, from new machines to mix fleets.