Disks and Vertical Tillage
From planning to harvest, you can count on John Deere tillage tools to build the foundation that next year's yields will stand upon.
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.
To meet these ever-changing field conditions, the 2660VT has an adjustable gang angle from 0 degrees to 12 degrees.
This means that producers can adapt to both spring and fall fieldwork, as well as adjust to and match changing conditions within the same field or between different fields. Producers need to address multiple agronomic challenges like residue, weeds, and light ruts, and create an ideal seedbed even in changing field conditions. This range of gang angles allows operators to increase or decrease the gang angle to adapt to these challenges in the field.
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
- Control weeds
- 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