No matter what a farmer’s cropping practices or agronomic goals may be, with the 2680H High-Performance disk John Deere continues to expand its range of productive, versatile tillage solutions to meet every farmer’s needs.
The 2680H High-Performance disk is a true residue management tillage tool that combines speed and tillage performance in one machine. The 2680H is capable of field speeds of 16 to 22,5 km/h to effectively till up to 21 hectares per hour at 18,5 km/h, depending on the size of the implement.
One unique feature of the 2680H is the individual 51 cm (20inch) mounted disc blades. Every disc is mounted individually on a rubber torsion suspension system with up to 228 mm of travel that allows individual blades to follow ground contours, and when encountering obstructions, spring back into position for a consistent field finish.
Machines can be configured to each customer’s specific need, with three options available on the disc configurations. Customers can either order notched front or notched rear discs that will be used for hard soil where more vigorous penetration is needed. It also provides some additional chopping on the rear rank.
Notched front and smooth rear is the most common configuration because the front blade that breaks the ground, has that increased penetration along with the notch that grabs and captures residue and chops it up. The smooth rear disc provides that consistent soil throw that helps level off and gives a consistent finish.
Smooth front and smooth back would be ideal in lighter soils where the customer wants the smoothest possible finish and for more residue turnover/burying than chopping. Discs are spaced 254 mm apart to allow for maximum residue flow. The front rank is angled at 17 degrees and the rear rank at 14 degrees to allow for aggressive horisontal soil movement and crop residue incorporation. Discs are also easy to replace. Rather than having to remove the whole gang, just replace an individual disc by removing four bolts.
Depth control is easy to set on the 2680H. Thanks to a simple shim system on each cylinder, depth can be set from 50 mm to 150 mm, depending on soil conditions as well as customer preference on residue size. An outstanding feature is the maintenance-free sealed bushes and bearings that increase uptime in the field and keep downtime due to breakdowns to the minimum.
The 2680H comes with a standard rear cage roller, ideal for breaking up clods. It is designed to reduce plugging, even in sticky soil conditions. The cage roller has a diameter of 648 mm to ensure a smooth finish. High-flotation tires come standard on drawn models to reduce soil compaction.
The 2680H also features a hydraulic jack for easier unhitching from the tractor. It has a 7,937 kg lifting capacity and lifts vertically to prevent machine shift while connecting or disconnecting hydraulic hoses.
John Deere offers a range of sizes:
10 different models from 2,4 m wide mounted models to drawn models of up to 13,7 m, to match customers’ farming operation sizes and horsepower requirements. When the farmer needs a high-performance, multi-season tillage tool that can cover lots of hectares quickly and effectively, the 2680H adds is his answer.
For more information on the 2680H High-Performance disk and the other innovative tillage solutions from John Deere, contact your local John Deere dealer today.