In spring 2015, Case IH customers will get to use the newly introduced True-Tandem™ 335 VT for spring tillage. The 335 VT builds on the heritage of the successful True-Tandem 330 Turbo with added features designed to allow the user to take more control of their operation and reduce maintenance.
Have you used the True-Tandem 330 Turbo? What do you like about it?
“The True-Tandem 330 Turbo is an innovative workhorse, proven over many years and millions of acres,” says Tim Nix, Case IH tillage marketing manager. “We just made the best even better for growers working in heavy residue, uneven fields and rocky conditions.”
The 335 VT will be available in five different working widths: 22 feet, 25 feet, 28 feet, 31 feet and 34 feet. Like the 330, the new 335 VT is a fast, efficient machine. It can cover a lot of acres in a short time in spring or fall and sets producers up for maximum yield potential in their next crop by providing the same excellent agronomic advantages in their field. The shallow-concavity fluted blades cut residue and put it in contact with the soil so that it breaks down more quickly.
A double rolling basket option is available on the 335 VT to further condition the soil. The rear baskets use the patented Case IH double-edge bar. The 335 VT sizes clods and better levels the soil to improve yield potential.
“These machines promote ideal conditions for optimal seed emergence,” says Nix. “They size and mix heavy residue and place it in contact with the soil, and provide a nice, level seedbed.”
The 335 VT features new wave blades made from metal quarried from iron ore mines, which are 30 percent stronger and last up to 20 percent longer than other blades. The blades also are much more resistant to rocks.
Several new features on the 335 VT are designed to provide less downtime and more durability. New basket assemblies have greaseless bearings, and the 335 VT is equipped with LED lighting for better nighttime visibility. Transport is simplified with positive tongue weight from the additional frame length and a new hitch.