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New 2310 Mulch Finisher
With best-in-class transport dimensions

Growers continuously look for ways to reduce cost, increase productivity and manage residue when preparing a seedbed for spring planting. John Deere introduces the new 2310 Mulch Finisher, designed for better residue flow, faster field speeds and more overall productivity.

"Higher residue levels bring new challenges to reduced tillage when preparing a seedbed in the spring," says Terry Clark, product manager, John Deere Des Moines Works. "The 2310 Mulch Finisher is designed to aggressively manage larger amounts of residue while preparing the seedbed for excellent seed germination and early root development. This excellent tool combines disking and field cultivation in one pass to reduce overall costs in seedbed preparation."  

The new mulch finishers are available in working widths from 18-foot 9-inch to 45-foot 9-inch and are designed to handle more residue at higher working field speeds. This efficient, soil-finishing tool sizes, mixes, levels and conditions the soil in one pass to prepare the field for planting and seeding.

"Residue flow capacity of the mulch finishers has increased substantially," emphasizes Clark. "We've designed a stretched five-standard rank frame to optimize trash flow. The cultivator standards are at least 18 inches apart diagonally. The 20-inch disk blades are spaced at 7.25 inches and mounted at an eight-degree gang angle. All new harrows, including coil tine, spike tooth or rolling baskets are available for soil leveling, conditioning and firming. This all translates to more aggressive residue handling at higher field speeds for greater productivity."

A stacked-style frame with patented cast-steel saddle joints provides excellent support for higher field speeds and heavier loads on the new finishers. The cast-steel saddle joins the robust 3x6-inch fore/aft tubes and 4x4-inch frame geometry that creates an open plane to mount the soil-engaging units without interference of the engineered frame-structure components above.

"We've also reduced the daily maintenance required on the 2310 Mulch Finishers by eliminating some grease joints," adds Clark. "Rockshafts on the mainframe and wing frames utilize high-density polymer bearing sleeves that decrease friction and increase the life of the rockshafts and bearings."

Transporting larger tillage tools is a big issue for growers who want to move quickly from field to field. The new mulch finishers have been redesigned with best-in-class transport dimensions and will fold up into 12-foot 6-inch, 14-foot 10-inch, and 15-foot 11-inch wide configurations.

"The fold geometry on these soil finishers incorporates a dropped, inboard hinge design, lowering the height and reducing the width for transport," explains Clark. "Our customers will truly appreciate the improved dimensions and maneuverability for transporting the mulch finishers on narrow country roads, under bridges and near urban areas."

The 2310 Mulch Finishers are designed and built to handle more residue, to work at faster field speeds, and to prepare a seedbed for excellent seed germination. This translates to more acres covered in less time while delivering exceptional performance to add more profits to the bottom line.