John Deere is bringing greater precision and productivity to primary tillage and nutrient applications with the introduction of the 2430 Chisel Plow. The 2430 Chisel Plow now includes the TruSet™ precision depth control system, radial tyres and rear hitch, differentiating it from the 2410 model it replaces.
To start, the 2430 Chisel Plow provides better soil-breaking and leveling performance, especially in rocky or wet paddock conditions. It’s built to handle tough soils and heavy crop residue while providing operators more control of tillage depth and seedbed finish across a wide range of paddock conditions.
“The new 2430 Chisel Plow builds on many important features of the 2410 Chisel Plow,” says Jarred Karnei, product marketing manager for John Deer tillage equipment. “This includes the addition of John Deere’s exclusive TruSet depth and down pressure control system on base equipment and a wide choice of ground-engaging points, spacings and attachments that allow customers to configure the implement to best fit their paddock-specific soil and residue conditions.”
In addition to single-point depth adjustments, the TruSet system gives operators on-the-go, in-cab shank depth control in .254 mm (1/10-inch) increments across the entire width of the 2430 Chisel Plow as it works across the paddock. In addition, TruSet provides up to 6205 kPa (900 psi) down-pressure control of rolling baskets as soil conditions change. Operators have up to four settings that can be customised for common paddock conditions, or they can make setting adjustments as needed.
TruSet also provides the documentation and prescription functionality producers demand when coupled with other John Deere precision ag technologies like Generation 4 Displays and the John Deere Operations Center. The TruSet Side-to-Side option is available for individual section depth control for 3- and 5-frame models of the 2430 Chisel Plow, depending on configuration.
In addition, the 2430 Chisel Plow comes with hardened-steel, knife-edge rolling baskets to effectively handle rocky paddocks and internal basket scrapers that prevent baskets from plugging under wet conditions. These active-hydraulic rolling baskets provide optimal field preparation for maximum soil firming, clod breakup and seedbed leveling. The rear hitch has been designed on both the chisel plow and nutrient applicator to enable operators to utilise additional tow-behind attachments, including anhydrous ammonia tanks.
Highly durable radial center-frame tyres are now standard on base equipment and as an option on wing tyres. These tyres have a wider footprint and lower inflation pressure to help minimise paddock compaction and improve performance in the paddock and during transport. Castering front and Walk-Over Tandem™ wheels is also standard on the 2430 Chisel Plow; single rear-wheel configurations are available on most chisel plow models.
The 2430 Chisel Plow is available in many sizes and configurations, depending on customer preference. This includes rigid frame models with 3.56-5.28m (11.67 to 17.33 ft.) working widths; drawn rigid fold models with working widths from 5.3-6.25m (17.5 to 20.5 ft.); 3-section drawn flex C-shank models with working widths from 6.65-13.1m (21.83 ft. to 43 ft.), and 5-section drawn flex C-shank models with operating widths from 13.4-19.2m (44 ft. to 63 ft.).
“Like the 2410 Chisel Plows, the new 2430 models are built using high-strength steel tubing that provides the superior structural integrity customers have come to expect from John Deere chisel plows,” Karnei adds. “These tillage tools are built to provide years of excellent residue incorporation and soil mixing essential to start the nutrient cycling for next year’s crop.”
Source: John Deere