New Sunflower Tillage Tools Cover More Acres in Less Time

Sunflower® is expanding its tillage offering to include the new 6650-48 vertical tillage tool as part of the 6600 Series, along with two larger split-wing disc harrows from the 1436 Series. The 6650-48 provides farmers with a class-leading, true working...

New Sunflower Tillage Tools Cover More Acres in Less Time

Sunflower® is expanding its tillage offering to include the new 6650-48 vertical tillage tool as part of the 6600 Series, along with two larger split-wing disc harrows from the 1436 Series. The 6650-48 provides farmers with a class-leading, true working...

Sunflower® is expanding its tillage offering to include the new 6650-48 vertical tillage tool as part of the 6600 Series, along with two larger split-wing disc harrows from the 1436 Series. The 6650-48 provides farmers with a class-leading, true working width of 47ft, 11 inches. The new split-wing 1436SW models provide 600 pounds-per-foot of residue-cutting weight for tough residue management operations.

SunflowerSunflower® 6650-48 Vertical Tillage Tool

“Sunflower® is excited to offer the 6650-48 vertical tillage tool to today’s conservation-minded farmers,” says Larry Kuster, AGCO senior marketing specialist for tillage. “It provides a significant boost in productivity by harnessing the potential of high-horsepower tractors with the ability to cover more than 38 acres an hour.”

Features:

  • Sunflower Saber Blades™, combined with proven staggered offset gang design in a large-width, five-section 6×6-inch frame, provide superior performance in the field, all while folding to transport dimensions of 18 feet, 2 inches wide and 13 feet, 11 inches high.
  • The blade design and 18-degree offset gang angle of Sunflower vertical tillage tools provide optimum performance in cutting and sizing crop residue. The residue left behind by these tools creates a surface that is resistant to wind and water erosion.
  • The frame features thicker-wall 6×6-inch tubing (3/8-inch thick in high-stress areas) for a stronger, heavier frame, and is cross-braced and gusseted for added strength and maintenance-free service.
  • The 6650-48 rides on a patented walking triple design, which uses two walking-beam pivot points to create a series of walking tandem wheels.

“Vertical tillage, while necessary in the fall, is also an excellent management practice in the spring,” Kuster explains. “It helps open cold, wet soils to warming and drying sunlight to encourage optimum conditions for planting. Our vertical tillage tools offer consistent soil conditioning across entire working widths to provide farmers with consistent emergence and healthy crop stands.”

Read more about the Sunflower® 6650-48 here: http://bit.ly/agco_SF6650-48

New Split-Wing 1436SW Disc Harrows

Sunflower® added two larger models to the 1436 Series of tandem disc harrows: the 1436-33SW and the 1436-38SW.

The tools have true working widths of 33 feet, 3 inches and 38 feet, respectively, and feature 20-degree gang angles with full-concavity blades to provide producers with ample residue-cutting ability to manage the toughest Bt corn residue and heavy stalks of modern hybrids.

“These new harrows leverage the power of high-horsepower tractors to work more acres,” continues Kuster, “all while they mix residue and topsoil to provide an ideal environment for microbial decomposition of the stalks. With today’s tough stalks, increased compaction in many fields, and herbicide-resistant weeds, a high-performing tillage tool is more important than ever. The Sunflower split-wing 1436SW series disc has been designed specifically to tackle these challenges.”

The 1436SW models’ heavy frames are designed for structural integrity in the toughest field conditions, and bring up to 600 pounds per working-width foot to the task of opening and mixing the soil. Both front and rear gangs on the 1436SW machines are offset to allow the front gang to clear-cut the entire width of the soil profile. The 1436SW Series offset rear gang creates a feathering effect that prevents ridge/valley profiles in the wake of the machine. Both sets of gangs ride on C-Flex bearing standards to absorb shock encountered when striking obstacles such as rocks and stumps.

Farmers also have their choice of three types of finishing reels to run behind the new harrows to mix soil, mash clods and break up root wads, available in 11-inch- and 14-inch-diameter flat-bar design for aggressive clod crushing, or the 14-inch-diameter chevron type preferred for soil compression.

Click here to see additional benefits of the new Sunflower® disc harrows.

For more information on AGCO’s seeding and tillage solutions please, visit: http://blog.agcocorp.com/seeding-tillage/.

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