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The following are news articles of interest to our International customers, listed in chronological order, starting with the most recent. Enjoy!

In an effort to provide producers more tillage solutions, Great Plains has recently introduced a new 22ˈ model to the existing Ultra-Disk product line. Previously offered in 26ˈ, 30ˈ, and 33ˈ models, the Ultra-Disk is designed to slice through high-residue field conditions at higher operating speeds than conventional disks.

Great Plains Mfg. continues to offer innovative solutions to help producers, including additional features to the newly-released BD7600 box drill. The BD7600 was released in early 2020 at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. New in 2021, Great Plains is now offering the BD7600 with a hydraulic drive option for the split-box configurations, giving producers full on-the-go variable-rate capabilities.

Great Plains continues to expand its highly-successful PL-Series family of planters. Launched in 2018, the PL-Series planters were developed to provide accurate and consistent seed singulation, spacing, depth control, soil contact, and trench closing – all leading to even emergence and increased crop yields for producers. Models in the PL-Series include the PL5500, PL5700, PL5800, and most recently, the PL5200.

Great Plains has recently developed a new solution in its hybrid tillage line-up – the Terra-Max. Great Plains defines hybrid tillage as a tillage system that uses a blend of vertical and conventional tillage methods or tools that allow for an aggressive field pass at faster operating speeds. Named “Terra”, meaning “Earth,” the Terra-Max is a versatile soil management solution that can be used as primary and secondary tillage to address a wide variety of needs from killing weeds and sizing residue to preparing a perfect seedbed.

SALINA, KS – In 2020, Great Plains will debut an all-new feeder cup, which will be at the heart of a new line of box drills. This is an exciting development for the product line that launched the Great Plains story over 40 years ago. Agritechnica visitors to the company’s booth at B37 in Hall 5 will have the opportunity to see the feeder cup in action, thanks to a specially designed interactive display. The display will have four self-contained metering units that will be metering a variety of seeds and fertilizer.

Implement Command

SALINA, KS – For tillage producers who are looking for new ways to maximize efficiency and make data-driven decisions about their fields, Great Plains has released a new technology called Implement Command. The new technology allows producers to make active decisions and on-the-go, real-time field adjustments to improve yields and soil health. Implement Command will be available in 2020 for 18' to 35' models, as well as 6.0 and 8.0 meter models.