Case IH Introduces True-Tandem 335 VT for Rugged Durability in the Toughest Conditions
A new active hydraulic down pressure system on the 335 VT rolling rear basket gives farmers added control from the cab. “You can adjust on the go to changing field conditions, increasing it in harder soils and decreasing it in softer soils,” Nix says. “The grower can easily find the soil conditioning sweet spot. The basket also can be raised in wet, muddy spots to continue operation in wider operating environments.”
The rear basket uses the patented Case IH double-edge bar. Simply put, it sizes clods and better levels the soil to improve yield potential.
Research shows the potential nutrient availability in corn residue can be as much as 175 pounds of potassium and 25 pounds of phosphorus per acre, based on 200-bushel corn. According to Nix, the blades on the True-Tandem machines help liberate that nutrition for the next crop and pave the way for uniform stands.
“These machines promote ideal conditions for optimal seed emergence. They size and mix heavy residue and place it in contact with the soil, and provide a nice, level seedbed,” Nix says. “While operating at 7-9 mph and a depth of 1-3 inches, both the True-Tandem 330 Turbo and the new True-Tandem 335 VT let producers get through their fields faster to capture higher yield potential.”
The new VT wave blades on the 335 are made from metal quarried from iron ore mines. They are 30 percent stronger and last up to 20 percent longer than other blades, and are much more resistant to rocks.
“They hold up so you can size and mix the heaviest Bt residue and level the soil out the back of the True-Tandem 335 VT more productively,” Nix adds. “They’ll run faster in wet fields without leaving smear layers. If you’re dealing with rocks, the VT wave blades are a sure-fit replacement when reblading your Case IH machine.”
The heavy cast-iron spools between the blades on the 335 add weight where needed – to the gangs – and increase cutting pressure. New beefed-up scrapers keep the mud and trash off the gangs. Producers can also choose a coil tine harrow rear-finishing system for additional soil leveling, and new stubble-resistant tires that hold up in the hardiest Bt corn residue.
The new basket assemblies on the True-Tandem 335 VT have greaseless bearings – and there are greaseless walking tandems on the transport wheels – minimizing growers’ maintenance downtime. The 335 VT also has LED lighting for better visibility at night, which translates into more productivity. To simplify transport with positive tongue weight, Case IH added to the frame length and equipped the 335 with a new hitch.
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