Advertise in Print | Subscriptions
Published March 12, 2012, 10:08 AM

What's 66 feet wide, worth $350,000

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Adam Sparby and Jim Levos of Titan Machinery’s Lisbon, N.D., dealership, were dealing with tire-kickers on the first day of the North Dakota Winter Show.

By: Mikkel Pates, Agweek

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Adam Sparby and Jim Levos of Titan Machinery’s Lisbon, N.D., dealership, were dealing with tire-kickers on the first day of the North Dakota Winter Show.

A Case IH 1260 Early Riser planter dominated the South Exhibition Hall at the North Dakota Winter Show on the first day of its Ag Challenge event, March 6, in Valley City. It is another step up for equipment size for this area, they acknowledge.

“We haven’t seen a lot of these (in the past) just because there’s a lot of potholes in the area, and people haven’t been able to go around them, but now that people are getting out of small grains, they’re moving to bigger planters and are seeding soybeans and corn with these machines.”

The Lisbon store has sold four of the machines for use in the 2012 season, Sparby says. The machine at the Winter Show was a 36-row planter set up with 22-inch rows, a total of 66 feet wide — central-filled, bulk-filled. The list price is about $300,000, while the tractor pulling it was $250,000.

Levos says there are a lot of 60-foot planters, but 22-inch row planters are just starting to take off with Case-IH in his trade area. “We do make them up to 90 feet with 30-inch rows,” he says. They are more commonly used in the Aberdeen, S.D., area and to the south, Levos says.

Tags: