Case IH unveils newest member of air cart line

The Case IH Presicion Air 5 cart.
The Case IH Presicion Air 5 cart. | Courtesy of Case IH
Case IH released a new iteration of its Precision Air 5 series air-seeding vehicle line, the company announced on Thursday.

These vehicles allow both seeds and fertilizer to be planted over large fields, and the newest version has an increased tank capacity that can manage a maximum of 950 bushels as opposed to 350. This model also incorporates easy access filling that can be done from the ground level.

"When it comes to seeding, producers told us they want larger capacity and more precision to match up with larger drills and higher-horsepower tractors," Case IH Crop Production Marketing Manager Dan Klein said. "We're excited to provide a solution that not only meets these requirements but also offers more than 50 new patented and patent-pending features designed to provide the ultimate control over crop inputs."
The company also included the ability to adjust the vehicle's system to be able to mange different types and sizes of grains and fertilizers. It is a modular cartridge-based system, and color coding allows operators to know what size they will need and if they need to change the system.

"The new modular system is easy to use yet offers industry-leading precision and accuracy by metering each primary run on an individual basis," Klein said. "This reduces or eliminates overlap to help avoid expensive over-application of seed and fertilizer."