Case IH recently introduced its new Precision Air 5 series air carts, developed to get the most from every plant’s potential through highly accurate seed and fertilizer placement. As the newest member of the Case IH Precision Air seeding equipment line, the next-generation air carts boost capacity and use AccuSection section control technology to help producers do more work in less time — and seed with the highest level of confidence.
“When it comes to seeding, producers told us they want larger capacity and more precision to match up with larger drills and higher-horsepower tractors,” said Dan Klein, Case IH Crop Production Marketing Manager. “We’re excited to provide a solution that not only meets these requirements but also offers more than 50 new patented and patent-pending features designed to provide the ultimate control over crop inputs.
The 5 series’ modular metering control system provides best-in-class accuracy of seed and fertilizer placement. Appropriately named AccuSection, this exclusive technology uses individual electronic meter drives to provide primary run control on a per meter basis.
“The new modular system is easy to use yet offers industry-leading precision and accuracy by metering each primary run on an individual basis,” Klein said. “This reduces or eliminates overlap to help avoid expensive over-application of seed and fertilizer.”
Other key design enhancement include:
- Faster filling. A revolutionary fill system for the fourth tank lets the producer load from the ground level without having to climb stairs, and a new master shut-off feature allows for meter servicing without having to empty the air cart’s contents.
- Reliability. Producers can trust corrosion-resistant tanks and meters in addition to a beefed-up LED lighting package for easier nighttime filling. Ready for use with ISO 11783 technology, the air cart is developed to work with the Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Pro 700 control center.
- Enhanced flexibility. The new meter design uses a modular cartridge system, making it easier to adjust for different seed or fertilizer types and sizes.