Great Plains 8551FC
With the Max-Mix™ pattern, no shank is closer than 28" on the same bar. The underframe clearance is 24", and the shanks are spaced 7" apart. The Max-Mix™ pattern is a true four-bar design, and shanks exactly split the previous row of shanks. This evenly spreads residue and uniformly incorporates fertilizer and chemicals.
Improved Folding System
Folding system has been upgraded with heavier hinges on both inside and outside wings.
Heavy-Duty K-Flex or Heavy-Duty Magnum Shank Options
The standard heavy-duty K-Flex shank provides 185 lbs. of point pressure. The optional heavy-duty Magnum shank offers 205 lbs. of point pressure and is ideal for conditions where the shank needs to clear obstructions. All shank combinations feature the Max-Mix pattern for unmatched residue flow.
Constant-Level or Floating Hitch Options
The standard, constant-level hitch is ideal for farms with relatively flat fields. The single-pole design on floating hitch models allows for tight turns without interference with the tractor’s 3-point hitch. For more challenging field conditions, choose the floating hitch option. It adds maintenance-free caster wheels to the front of the implement and a horizontal pivot at the base of the tongue, enhancing the unit’s flexibility for consistent cultivation, regardless of terrain.
EXCLUSIVE MAINTENANCE-FREE BEARINGS
These 360° self-aligning bearings are never sideloaded. A six-lip seal on each side locks in grease and prevents contamination, which reduces maintenance time and extends the life of the bearings.
NEW KNOCK-ON SWEEPS (OPTIONAL)
Quick-change system for installation and removal of sweeps. Once installed, change sweeps with a special tool and hammer.
NARROW TRANSPORT WIDTH
The 8000 Series Field Cultivator folds to a narrow 14' transport width on the smallest units and an amazing 16'10" width on the 60' model. All 5-section models feature dual-fold cylinders for additional frame strength.
NARROW TRANSPORT WIDTH
The 8000 Series Field Cultivator folds to a narrow 14' transport width on the smallest units and an amazing 16'10" width on the 60' model.
FIVE CHOICES OF REAR FINISHING ATTACHMENTS
Match field conditions with either a high-residue spike tooth or coil tine with a rolling basket. Clod-shattering high-residue spikes work well in heavy residue conditions while the coil tine and reel is a better choice in lighter soils and sandy conditions. All options provide a level seedbed to conserve moisture, incorporate chemicals and accelerate seed germination.
CHOOSE YOUR SHANK & SWEEPS
Heavy-duty K-flex shank (left) has 185 lbs. of point trip force. Spring-loaded Magnum shank (right) has 205 lbs. of point trip force. Both shank styles are available in minimum draft or flat lower shanks. Sweep choices are either 9" regular or 9" hard-faced.
|NUMBER OF SWEEPS||87|
|TIRES||12.5Lx15 F-ply (4)|
|WEIGHT (approx lbs)||19,890|
|PTO H.P. REQ||275-350|
|TRANSPORT WIDTH||16' 10"|
|1ST WING SECTION||10' 6"|
|2ND WING SECTION||9'|