Case IH is expanding the 2000 series Early Riser planter lineup with a new 2130 stack-fold mounted 3-point hitch model. Available in five configurations, this new planter is rebuilt from the ground up, from the rugged row unit to Precision Planting technology, and includes new features that enhance productivity for high-tech strip-till and flood irrigation operations and for specialty crops, such as cotton, peanuts, and dry edible beans. Available models include 12-row 30-, 36-, 38-, or 40-inch row spacing configurations and 16-row 30-inch row spacing configurations.
“We’re excited that this new planter provides high speed, high specs and high tech — all available straight from the factory,” said Tony McClelland, Case IH planter marketing manager. “This is also a great new option for growers in specialty applications, now offering them the same specs and features corn and soybean growers love in the 2000 series lineup.”
Convenience is key with the new 2130 Early Riser planter. For the first time, these stack-fold models will be available with a bulk-fill tank option, factory-fit liquid fertilizer system and wing downforce. Thanks to these options paired with the rugged new row unit, producers now have access to a high-speed planter for many terrains and crop types.
While the 2130 planter also comes factory-available with on-row hoppers, the new bulk-fill tank option brings increased seed capacity and reliable seed delivery for more efficiency with each pass. The bulk-fill tank option allows producers to save up to 50 percent of the time it takes to tender seed with on-row hoppers while tendering more effectively with one man instead of two. The tank also provides 2.2 times more seed capacity on a 12-row planter and 1.6 times more seed capacity on a 16-row planter when compared with on-row hoppers.
“This planter delivers on efficiency for producers looking to hit tight planting windows,” McClelland said. “Like the others in the 2000 series lineup, it’s the perfect combination of speed, durability, accuracy and convenience to get the job done quickly and get it done right.”
A new factory-available liquid fertilizer system delivers accurate application from aftermarket tanks mounted to the sides or front of the tractor. Growers can save trips across the field by applying starter fertilizer in-furrow. The fertilizer system is available from the factory on the 2130 planter, including all toolbar and row unit distribution to the furrow, and a three-section control system with optional row-by-row shut-offs, controlled by the Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Pro 700.
Engineered to be a high-speed planter, the 2130 Early Riser can be customized from the factory for specialty operations, including:
- Irrigation — The stack-fold configuration brings row units close to the tractor, so an operator can easily maneuver and plant as close as possible to an irrigation ditch or pipe.
- Strip-till — The mounted design eliminates draft so the planter follows the tractor and, in turn, more precisely follows guidance lines.
Wide rows — 30-, 36-, 38- and 40-inch row configurations offer options for wide rows of specialty crops.
- Multiple crop types — An improved metering system gently handles each seed, providing reliable seed delivery for a variety of crops, including cotton, peanuts, soybeans, and edible dry beans.
“This planter brings the proven benefits of Precision Planting technology and the design of the 2000 series Early Riser planters and opens it up to specialty crop types,” McClelland said. “These customizable features aren’t just for the major crops. Now growers of many crop types and farming practices have access to the 2000 series to customize their dream planter.”
The heavy-duty toolbar on the 2130 planter provides a solid frame for a smooth, durable stack-fold system. During planting, weight is evenly distributed across the tractor, maximizing flotation and minimizing compaction. Optional lift-assist wheels are available for added support, and a gullwing option provides additional wing lift when the planter is raised, for more clearance on headland turns. The stacker folding system performs fast, convenient stacking, so operators can get in and out of the field quickly and efficiently.
“At the heart of the 2000 series lineup is the Early Riser row unit with agronomically designed ground-engaging components,” McClelland said. “This row unit delivers more accurate seed placement and consistent seed depth for fast, uniform emergence.”
The 2130 planter is the latest addition to the Case IH Early Riser 2000 series lineup, complementing the existing 1235 stack-fold planter model. The 2000 series portfolio also includes the 2140 Early Riser pivot-transport planter, available in 15-, 20-, or 22-inch configurations; the 2150 Early Riser front-fold planter, available in 12-, 16-, or 24-row 30-inch configurations; and the 2160 Early Riser large front-fold planter, available in 32-row 30-inch or 36-row 20-, 22- or 30-inch configurations.