Early Riser plants seeds for success in Australia
CASE IH’s ground breaking planter has just hit Australian shores, and the company is promising it will be a game changer.
Case IH has partnered with leading ag technology company Precision Planting to make the Early Riser 2000 Series - the only planter engineered and built with Precision Planting components direct from the factory.
“We took the position that this planter needed to leave the factory with everything the customer needs for their operation,” Andrew Kissel, product manager for planting and soil management equipment for Case IH, said.
“It needs to be the complete product on arrival, rather than having to make the initial purchase and incur the additional costs of technology add-ons.”
While the technology sets these planters apart from past generations, Andrew’s quick to emphasise the design and build features that have always been at the heart of Early Risers.
“The technology is an important component, but the thing that’s really critical is the way it puts seed in the ground, that is the reason it has earned the name Early Riser,” he said.
“The technology allows us to understand what’s happening and control the environment to some extent, but the row unit itself and its components - the steel, the rubber on the bottom end of the machine - that’s what really makes the difference.
“You will see faster emergence and more uniform germination in a wide variety of crops with the Early Riser planter, which has been proven time and again, and replicated in our agronomic trials.
“If you look at the long-term – it affects the entire operation.”
The Early Riser 2130 is used in markets around the globe, many of which have similar conditions to Australia.
The planter will be initially introduced to local cotton growers, with expansion plans for the 2130 to be rolled out across the country.
“Summer crops like cotton and sorghum will be our primary market to start - we are looking at corn as well with plans to start investigating alternative markets that we have seen positive agronomic results with in our trials,” Andrew said.
FEATURES OF ALL EARLY RISER 2000 SERIES PLANTERS INCLUDE:opening and closing systems improved for difficult soils and tough conditions;more vertical travel for improved ground following and consistent planting depth in severe terrain;speed and productivity without sacrificing accuracy;row by row planting with DeltaForce® and vDrive®. Row by row shut-off of seed, insecticide, and fertiliser;easy connectivity of the optional 20/20 SeedSense®, FieldView®, and iPad connectivity kit;simplified serviceability and maintenance;designed for ruggedness and durability to allow higher accuracy at your speed;liquid fertiliser and insecticide options.