• Great Plains Turbo-Max® Vertical Tillage Implement

Turbo-Max®

Turbo-Max Vertical Tillage

Model Numbers

850TM, 1000TM, 1200TM, 1500TM, 1800TM, 2400TM, 3000TM, 3500TM, 4000TM, 4800TM

Product Description

Maximum Vertical Tillage

True vertical tillage has become the standard for yield-boosting seedbed preparation. Turbo-Max® offers the benefits of spring vertical tillage with more residue-managing characteristics for the fall. Turbo-Max has two coulter gangs with 7½" spacing between each blade. The rear gangs offset the front gangs, splitting blade spacing to 3¾" for improved sizing of residue for one-pass perfection. Gang angles on the Turbo-Max adjust hydraulically on-the-go from 0° to 6°, offering greater flexibility to match field conditions. In the fall, run the machine with gangs at an angle to bury more residue, which accelerates the decaying process and keeps the residue from blowing away in high winds. In the spring, keep the gangs straight to create a level, vertically tilled seedbed that is perfect for planting. Turbo-Max is available in seven models with working widths from 12' to 40', and is another vital part of Great Plains’ commitment to providing agronomically sound, yield-maximizing equipment.

Turbo-Seeder™ cover crop attachment available for 2400TM, 3000TM, and 3500TM Turbo-Max models.

Product Features

HYDRAULICALLY- ADJUSTABLE GANG ANGLE

Turbo-Max allows you to change the gang angle on the go to match it to field conditions. Adjustments can be from 0° to 6°. In the spring, a ‘true vertical’ 0° angle will produce the smoothest sub-surface ahead of planting. Set the angle at 6° when you want to bury more residue in the autumn.

HYDRAULIC WEIGHT TRANSFER

Transfer valve adjusts weight from center to wings, providing even, constant down pressure to the full width.

19 CM BLADE SPACING

Two gangs - each with 19 cm spacing between coulters - with the rear gang offset from the front gang. The gangs work together to size residue to an industry-leading 9.5 cm.

True Vertical Tillage
True Vertical Tillage Machine

Provides truly vertical cutting without the shearing caused by a concave blade. With 508mm Turbo Coulters spaced 191mm apart, front and rear gangs are offset for an effective residue cutting width of 95mm.

Rolling Spike and Reel Rear Attachment

Rolling spike harrow tines split Turbo Coulters to ensure thorough mixing of soil and residue and provide a smooth, uniform seedbed for optimum planter performance. The rear reel leaves the surface planter-ready by firming soil, removing air pockets, and eliminating clods.

Great Plains Exclusive Maintenance-Free Bearings
Exclusive Maintenance-Free Bearings

Great Plains uses the exclusive PEER® TILLXTREME® Maintenance-Free Pillow-Block Bearings in its gangs, as well as smaller TILLXTREME Maintenance-Free Bearings in its rolling attachments.

Product Specifications

MODEL INFO

   

TURBO-MAX

 

MODELS

850TM

1000TM

1200TM

1500TM

1800TM

2400TM

3000TM

3500TM

4000TM

4800TM

COULTER SPACING

3¾" (2 offset gangs at 7½" spacing per gang)

TIRES

340/60R

16.5 (2)

340/60R

16.5 (2)

11Lx15SL

12-ply (4)

480/45-17

(2)

340/60R

16.5 (4)

380/55R

16.5 (4)

440/55R 18 (4)

19.0/45-17

22-ply (4)

WEIGHT (approx. max weight w/ attachments)

7,500 lbs

8,250 lbs

11,900 lbs

13,300 lbs

15,200 lbs

19,100 lbs

23,300 lbs

26,320 lbs

31,500 lbs

37,900 lbs

PTO H.P. REQ (min)

85+

100+

120+

150+

180+

240+

300+

340+

380+

450+

DIMENSIONS

 

TILLAGE WIDTH

8' 6"

10'

12'

15'

18'

24'

30'

35'

40'

48'

TRANSPORT WIDTH

10'

11' 6"

13' 6"

15' 6"

14'

15' 4"

15' 4"

16' 9"

18'

18'

TRANSPORT HEIGHT

5' 4"

5' 4"

5' 4"

5' 4"

8' 3"

11' 3"

14'

14' 4"

14' 2"

14' 6"

TILLAGE INFO

 

CENTER SECTION

8'

10'

12'

15'

8'

10'

10'

12'

12'

12'

1ST WING SECTION

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

5'

6' 9"

10'

11'

10'

11'

2ND WING SECTION

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

4'

7'

 

 

Warranty PDF

Download the warranty here: GP_Warranty.pdf

Other Support Documents

Product Literature

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Related News and Information

Great Plains Expands Vertical Tillage Line with New Turbo-Max® Models

Great Plains Expands Vertical Tillage Line with New Turbo-Max® Models
July 18, 2016

Five years after introducing Turbo-Max® to the vertical tillage market, Great Plains is expanding the industry-leading product line to accommodate a wider range of farming operations.

With the release of the smaller 8½- and 10-foot Turbo-Max models for lower horsepower tractors and a 48-foot Turbo-Max for larger tractors, more farmers will have access to the benefits of true vertical tillage, which translates to improved water infiltration, root development, and nutrient uptake.

Customer Testimonials

"...leaves a perfect seedbed." | Great Plains Turbo-Max®

Trey W., North Carolina

"I absolutely love my new Turbo-Max. It is truly a one pass tillage tool that leaves a perfect seedbeed to plant in. With the new Turbo-Seeder to simplify my fall cover crop routine, we will be even more efficient in the years to come."

"...nice, even residue flow." | Great Plains Turbo-Max®

Patrick E., Southern Indiana

"Machine has nice, even residue flow."

“If all is well with the roots, everything goes well,” says Pieter van de Merwe from Kriel in the Eastern Highveld region of South Africa. The main principle he pursues in planning his tillage practices and the acquisition of equipment to do the job is to create the best possible environment for the roots of his corn.

"Love the Turbo-Max." | Great Plains Turbo-Max®

Craig N., Eastern Iowa

“Love the Turbo-Max. I was able to work my stalks, plow down and lime in, then go right back in and apply my NH3. No plugging and everything runs smoothly!”

"...always dependable." | Great Plains Turbo-Max®

David B., Central Virginia

“I am a dairy farmer in Virginia with my wife and family. We milk 110 dairy cows twice a day and I raise all the crops for the farm. We have three Great Plains implements that I use daily when it comes to the crop work. I love the quality of Great Plains. It is easy to work with and always dependable.” 

"Great product!" | Great Plains Turbo-Max®

Tommy W., North Texas

"This has been one of the best things I've ever purchased! Great product!"

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Allen J. , North Carolina

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Ed B., Southwest Indiana

"We recently bought a Turbo-Max and can not wait to get it in the field and show it off!"

David W., Western Missouri

"I bought a new Turbo-Till a few years back, which I liked very much. It was traded in on the Turbo-Max, which I love."

Ron K., Eastern Pennsylvania

"WORKS GREAT! Used a Salford prior, but was not happy with the job it did. We rented a Turbo-Max for a trial comparison, and the Turbo-Max performed much better. It leveled the ground much better, it cut up the stalks much better, and we like to be able to angle the blades 6 degrees to close water ditches. We're very happy on our decision to buy the Turbo-Max!"