Turbo-Max Vertical Tillage
Turbo-Max Vertical Tillage

Turbo-Max®

Turbo-Max Vertical Tillage

Model Numbers

1200TM, 1500TM, 1800TM, 2400TM, 3000TM, 3500TM, 4000TM

Product Description

Taking Vertical Tillage "To the Max"

True vertical tillage has become the standard for yield-boosting seedbed preparation. Turbo-Max® offers the benefits of spring vertical tillage with more residue-managing characteristics for the fall. Turbo-Max has two coulter gangs with 7-1/2" spacing between each blade. The rear gangs offset the front gangs, splitting blade spacing to 3-3/4", allowing for improved sizing of residue for one-pass perfection. Gang angles on the Turbo-Max adjust hydraulically on-the-go from 0° to 6°, offering greater flexibility to match field conditions. In the fall, run the machine with gangs at an angle to bury more residue, which accelerates the decaying process and keeps the residue from blowing away in high winds. In the spring, keep the gangs straight to create a level, vertically tilled seedbed that is perfect for planting. Turbo-Max is available in seven models with working widths from 12' to 40', and is another vital part of Great Plains’ commitment to providing agronomically sound, yield-maximizing equipment.

Product Features

PATENTED HYDRAULICALLY-ADJUSTABLE GANG ANGLE

Turbo-Max allows you to change the gang angle on the go to match it to field conditions. Adjustments can be from 0 to 6 degrees.

HYDRAULIC WEIGHT TRANSFER

Transfer valve adjusts weight from center to wings, providing even, constant down pressure to the full width.

Great Plains Exclusive Maintenance-Free Bearings
Exclusive Maintenance-Free Bearings

Great Plains uses the exclusive PEER® TILLXTREME® Maintenance-Free Pillow-Block Bearings in its gangs, as well as smaller TILLXTREME Maintenance-Free Bearings in its rolling attachments.

7-1/2" BLADE SPACING

Two gangs - each with 7-1/2" spacing between coulters - with the rear gang offset from the front gang. The gangs work together to size residue to an industry-leading 3-3/4".

Product Features (PDF)

Download a PDF of the product features here: Turbo-Max.pdf

Product Specifications

Turbo-Max®

MODELS

1200TM

1500TM 1800TM 2400TM 3000TM 3500TM 4000TM

COULTER SPACING

3-3/4" (2 offset gangs at 7-1/2" spacing per gang)

TIRES

11Lx15SL

12-ply (4)

480/45-17

(2)

340/60RX

16.5 (4)

380/55R

16.5 (4)

440/55R 18 (4)

WEIGHT (approx. max weight w/ attachments)

11,900 lbs

13,300 lbs

15,200 lbs

19,100 lbs

23,300 lbs 26,320 lbs 31,500 lbs

PTO H.P. REQ (min)

120+

150+

180+

240+

300+ 340+

380+

DIMENSIONS

TILLAGE WIDTH

12'

15'

18'

24'

30' 35'

40'

TRANSPORT WIDTH

13' 6"

15' 6"

14'

15' 4"

15' 4" 16' 9"

18'

TRANSPORT HEIGHT

5' 4"

5' 4"

8' 3"

11' 3"

14' 14' 4"

14' 2"

TILLAGE INFO

CENTER SECTION

12'

15'

8'

10'

10' 12'

12'

1ST WING SECTION

N/A

N/A

5'

6' 9"

10' 11'

10'

2ND WING SECTION

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

4'

 

Product Specifications PDF

Download the product specifications here: Tillage Specs.pdf

Warranty PDF

Download the warranty here: TillageWarranty.pdf

Field Adjustment Guides

Other Support Documents

Product Literature

Download product literature here: Turbo-Max.pdf

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Related News and Information

Fall Tillage: How to Deal with Ruts

Before and After: Turbo-Max® Vertical Tillage Implement
November 11, 2014

A rainy fall harvest season has caused wet soil conditions and moderate to severe ruts in many fields across the country. These ruts must be fixed before spring planting. Fall tillage needs to eliminate the ruts to ensure a good, uniform seedbed in the spring.

Farmers should analyze the severity of the ruts, then choose the tillage tool that matches their specific field needs—in many cases, the solution may involve a two-pass system. Our full line of tillage equipment is designed to meet the needs of each operation and eliminate ruts in a variety of field conditions.

Which Vertical Finish Tool is Right for Me?

Great Plains Tillage: Turbo-Till®
March 10, 2015

A vertical tillage system requires producers to maintain uniform density in the soil profile. Vertical finish tools prevent the creation of additional compaction layers in the soil, especially after less-than-ideal planting or harvest seasons. A good vertical finish tool will establish an ideal seedbed to allow precision seed placement by the planter.

Producers should consider several factors when selecting a vertical finish tool:

Customer Testimonials

From Randy E., Southwest Wisconsin:

"Just bought this machine the fall of 2014. WOW – what a job this thing does on corn fodder. I was having problems plugging up chisel-plowing in the fall. Vertical-tilled everything, and I am very satisfied. Looking forward to this next spring, not having to do anything else with the soil – just go in and plant!"

From Gerry B., Northern Ohio:

"We are in our third season with the Turbo-Chisel, and it has performed beyond my expectations. I really like the way it levels the surface with the chopper reels. What impresses me most is the durability of the product. After about 2,000 acres, we have not replaced the points yet, even though we have a spare set on hand! With my experience of the quality and durability of Great Plains products, I have purchased a Turbo-Max and will look to Great Plains when we update tools for our farm."

From Phil H., Central Ohio:

"Best of the vertical tillage tools I've tried. Mixes corn stalks and tears out weeds better than any other. Nice to have the angle adjustment. Even with the smaller version, I haven't needed to run down pressure on the wings. Float position on the tractor hydraulics is all this machine needs. Would love to see a 22' version."

From Joel S., South Dakota:

"I really like job that the Turbo-Max® does and also the greaseless bearings. The machine is very well built."

From Joe H., Western Kentucky:

"We bought into vertical tillage several years ago with a Turbo-Till®. While it did a good job, it wouldn't move enough dirt to fill in the slightest tire track. We traded for a McFarlane, and while it left the ground level side to side, we could never get rid of the wash boarding. We've looked at the disk type vertical tools, and it's still a disk. Our new Turbo-Max® is the right mixture of all vertical tillage features. They all have their place, but the Turbo-Max is the only one that gives a little of the best of everything."

From Wes I., Southern Ohio:

"Ready, set, go! You are ready to plant after one pass. Southern Ohio weeds are best controlled with tilled ground, and this tool is a real time saver. Dealer prep/delivery was excellent. It tilled level and made a great seed bed. GREAT TOOL!"

From Eric D., Southern New Jersey:

"We are a sibling trio of 7th generation farmers in Southern NJ. My brother Matthew, sister Melissa and myself have picked up the reigns where Grandpop left off, and together we operate our 500 acre family farm. A lot has changed on our farm over the last 125 years, especially the equipment. Our grandfather Joe told us many stories of days gone by with horse drawn corn cultivators and two-cylinder John Deere tractors. I will recollect to my son the days of the moldboard plow and cut harrow.

From Corey H., Northern Iowa:

"We just got a 2014 Turbo-Max last week. We have been using it ahead of the corn planter and absolutely love it! Makes a smooth seedbed to plant into."