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JOHN DEERE 2660VTVARIABLE INTENSITY TILLAGE
SIMPLIFY THE RESIDUE EQUATION
Your fields are complex, with a lot of variables. The new John Deere 2660VT Variable-Intensity Tillage tool helps you solve them. With working speeds up to 10 mph (16.1 km/h), cover up to 60 acres (24.3 ha) per hour for the productivity you demand.
ADJUSTABLE GANG ANGLE
The 0-to 12-degree adjustable gang angle lets you adapt to changing field conditions in both spring and fall. TruSet allows you to adjust to changing conditions or easily dial in the desired field finish from the cab in seconds.
GET YOUR BEARINGS AND GET IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY AND LESS MAINTENANCE
Want bearing maintenance that you can customize for specific field conditions and soil types? Now you can. The 2630 Series Disks and Vertical Tillage implements, 2660VT, 2720 and 2730 Rippers all feature extended-life bearings, which are more durable and reliable than our previous bearings.
You can customize the maintenance for specific growing conditions and soil types. The bearing design allows for dynamic self-alignment to the gang bolt, rather than the limited alignment capability of trunnion-mounted bearings.
The advanced seal material is highly resistant to wear and damage caused by abrasive soil and residue, making it more durable and reliable than previous bearings. The flange-mounted bearing and sealing system features improved contamination resistance.
The multi-lipped sealing system is not damaged by frequent greasing. It allows the bearing to accept grease within the bearing as well as provide grease to the outer bearing surface to eliminate wear between the bearing and housing.
WIDE RANGE OF WORKING WIDTHS AVAILABLE TO MATCH ACREAGE AND POWER REQUIREMENTS
With working speeds up to 16.1 km/h (10 mph), the 2660VT can increase productivity and cover up to 24.2 ha (60 acres) per hour. The 2660VT is available in sizes ranging from 7.77 m to 15.2 m (25.5 ft to 50 ft). Power requirements range from 24.5 to 34.25 kW/m (10 to 14 hp/ft) depending on the gang angle, soil, depth, and speed. Multiple configurations enable producers to size their implement for their operation and agronomic needs.
VERSATILITY TO ADAPT TO CHANGING FIELD CONDITIONS WITH A 0- TO 12-DEGREE GANG ANGLE
In the pursuit of a consistent field finish, producers are wanting a vertical tillage tool with great versatility in both the spring and the fall. For some producers, vertical tillage may mean a true 0-degree gang angle to leave more residue for highly erodible land. For others, it includes a more aggressive gang angle with greater horizontal soil movement to even out the field, fill in light ruts, remove weeds, or incorporate more residue.
QUICK AND EASY GANG ANGLE ADJUSTMENTS
The 2660VT offers two different methods to adjust the gang angle to adapt to changing field conditions. With the TruSet system, the gang angle can be adjusted on the go from the cab, or it can be manually adjusted with the quick and easy-to-use gang roller slider.
Quick and easy-to-adjust
Pull and lock open the spring-loaded pin, slide the gang to the new position, and lock it back in place
Adjust gang angle in increments of two degrees (0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12)
Done with the push of a button on the display
Adjust gang angle in increments of one degree (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12)
VERTICAL TILLAGE AGRONOMIC CHALLENGES
The 2660VT adjustable gang angle helps speed up soil warmup, so operators can get in the field to plant sooner. It also levels the surface and sub-surface to ensure excellent planter ride quality and improves emergence that contributes to greater yields. With the gang angle set at 0 degrees, operators get vertical soil movement and can chop, size, and pin residue. Adjusting the gang angle from 1 to 12 degrees provides more horizontal soil movement. The more aggressive the gang angle, the more soil mixing and burying of residue. Operators can remove light ruts, tracks, and weeds at the most aggressive gang angle.
Size and cut residue
Break up surface crust layer
Dry/aerate and warm up the soil
Improve seed-to-soil contact for uniform emergence
Level and smooth surface
Cut, size, and bury residue
Improve water infiltration
Mix soil and residue for faster decomposition
Level and distribute residue
Incorporate nutrients or cover crops
Fill in light tire tracks
FOUR STAGES OF SOIL AND RESIDUE PROCESSING
STAGE 1: CUTTING AND SIZING
The 2660VT adjustable front disk gang is the beginning of the soil and residue mixing process. The wavy blades have unique beveled angles that easily penetrate the ground to fracture soil, generating tiny clods and starting the initial residue cutting, sizing, and chopping process. To adapt to varying field conditions, the gang angle can easily be hydraulically adjusted from 0 degrees (true vertical tillage) to 12 degrees (aggressive mixing) on the go with TruSet Tillage system via a simple push of a button from the cab.
STAGE 2: DISTRIBUTING AND MIXING
The adjustable rear gang continues the mixing of loose soil and residue. The 2660VT rear gangs provide a consistent and uniform cut to maintain a shallow depth at higher working speeds. The slightly offset blade-follow-blade design of the 2660VT allows for a more aggressive sub-surface soil blow out, where loose soil is lifted to the surface to be distributed and mixed in the following stages of the process. Slicing residue and placing it in contact with the soil speeds up the breakdown process.
STAGE 3: RECONSOLIDATION
This exclusive John Deere ProFinish solution passively reconsolidates soil as it leaves the gangs, re-orientating it from parallel to perpendicular. The knife-edge basket in the reverse position keeps material in the soil profile, adding an additional step of processing to reduce clods and mix and pin residue, anchoring it to the surface. The design levels the subsoil by perpendicularly knocking out larger ridges commonly seen behind competitive vertical tillage tools. This sub-surface interaction provides a smooth and uniform seedbed to optimize the planter ride quality in a variety of field and soil conditions.
STAGE 4: LEVELING
For further processing, this John Deere ProFinish solution pulverizes remaining clods, removes remaining soil from any worked root balls, and anchors remaining residue all while firming up the soil. The hydraulically adjustable rolling basket helps distribute larger soil particles on the surface and finer soil particles in the seed zone to promote excellent seed-to-soil contact in the spring and to leave a level finish in the fall. The dual hydraulic rolling baskets allow the operator to adjust down pressure, adapting to changing field conditions on the go and achieving the preferred final smooth and uniform field finish.
PROFINISH SYSTEM HYDRAULIC DOUBLE ROLLING BASKETS PROVIDE A SMOOTH AND LEVEL FIELD FINISH
The John Deere ProFinish leveling system features a double rolling basket configuration as the solution for producers looking to flow high levels of residue and leave a smooth, level field finish. The front knife-edge basket in a reversed orientation allows the basket to passively keep soil and residue in the profile and adds an additional step that mixes, pins, and buries residue.
The rear basket can be configured with either a flat bar or a round bar basket, depending on the producers agronomic needs. These baskets help distribute residue, reduce clods, and firm the soil to preserve moisture and level out the surface and sub-surface finish. If rocks are a concern, the round bar basket is the best option for finish and durability.
The drawbars and rolling baskets are built with strength in mind for demanding vertical tillage conditions. With these rolling baskets, a cast frame was designed to encase the bearing in a high-density polymer liner to allow dynamic movement and maintenance-free characteristics. The active hydraulic rolling basket features maintenance-free bearings to minimize non-productive activities.
TRUSET TILLAGE PROVIDES PRECISE CONTROL FROM THE CAB ON THE GO
Integrated TruSet Tillage technology enables 2660VT operators to adjust depth and down pressure on the active hydraulic rolling baskets while on the go to respond to changing field conditions such as varying soils, heavier residue, and moisture.
COMPACT TRANSPORT DIMENSIONS
Producers are increasing the size of their operations and adding miles of transport to their day. To accommodate those changing demands, the 2660VT is designed with tight and narrow dimensions for easy transportability.
Low power lines and narrow roads and bridges can be a concern when transporting equipment. The 2660VT has a compact transport design that minimizes transport height and width to provide some of the best transport dimensions in the industry.
LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE (LED) LIGHTS
LED service lights are standard on all 2660VT configurations.
Increase productivity and get a true working width with every pass with the full-width 2660VT. No overlap is required with the soil shield equipped on the 2660VT. The soil shield is designed to keep soil and residue in the profile at more aggressive gang angles. Reduce passes through the field and cover more acres per hour all while decreasing fuel usage.
HYDRAULIC WING DOWN PRESSURE
Hydraulic wing control is available as optional equipment on all three-section 2660VT models. This feature allows for varying hydraulic pressure to the wing-fold cylinders, which transfers weight from the mainframe to the wings to improve penetration in hard ground or heavy soils.
Maintaining consistency across the entire width of the tillage tool is crucial to the final field finish. Hydraulic wing control stabilizes the wings at shallow depths and high speeds. To fine-tune down pressure, a valve is conveniently located at the front of the implement to adjust the down pressure. To make this adjustment in the cab, TruSet hydraulic wing control is another option that can be configured on three-section implements.
Similar models may be shown in addition to the featured model. Equipment may be shown with options. Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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