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Case IH introduces Flex Hoe 900 air drill

The new Case IH Flex Hoe 900 air drill features a new user interface for on-the-go adjustments.

The Flex Hoe 900 is equipped with a parallel link opener, designed for ground contour following to ensure accurate and consistent seed placement. Available in 50-, 60- and 70-foot tool bars with 10- or 12-inch spacing, this air drill features a new, intuitive user interface, so operators can make quick, on-the-go adjustments with ease.

New opener for accurate, consistent seed placement

Designed with agronomic ground-engaging components, the Flex Hoe 900 features a short opener length, creating a true 1-to-1 ratio between the knife and press wheel. “This parallel link opener – and a shorter, more flexible three-rank frame – yields exceptional ground contour following compared with competitive units for superior crop emergence, ” says Case IH. Additionally, a lower-weight design is to improve flotation to minimise soil compaction.

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The Flex Hoe 900 is available in 50-, 60- and 70-foot tool bars with 10- or 12-inch spacing. - Photos: Case IH
The Flex Hoe 900 is available in 50-, 60- and 70-foot tool bars with 10- or 12-inch spacing. - Photos: Case IH

A new, patented Quick-Lock depth adjuster is positioned at waist height and built with presets for easy, tool-free adjustments on each opener to accommodate changing terrain, eliminating the need for a wrench or any other tools.

New user interface

The Flex Hoe 900 air drill incorporates a user interface with the look and feel that operators of Precision Air 5 series air cart and Precision Disk air drill operators will recognise. With the Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Pro 700 display, an intuitive, easy-to-use interface controls opener and frame down pressure from the run screen and comes with 5 presets to allow changes for varying soil conditions – all from the cab.

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With the Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Pro 700 display, an intuitive, easy-to-use interface controls opener and frame down pressure from the run screen and comes with 5 presets to allow changes for varying soil conditions - all from the cab.
With the Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Pro 700 display, an intuitive, easy-to-use interface controls opener and frame down pressure from the run screen and comes with 5 presets to allow changes for varying soil conditions - all from the cab.

To further simplify operation, the Fold Wizard – a feature of the AFS Pro 700 display – prompts the operator when to remove transport lock pins, what remotes to activate and when to activate them, as well as safety reminders.

The Flex Hoe 900 expands the Case IH seeding lineup and will be available for the Model Year 2020 season.

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