• Great Plains Turbo-Max® Vertical Tillage Implement

Turbo-Max®

Turbo-Max®

Model Numbers

850TM, 1000TM, 1200TM, 1500TM, 1800TM, 2400TM, 3000TM, 3500TM, 4000TM, 4800TM

Product Description

New Implement Command™ Now Available

True vertical tillage has become the standard for yield-boosting seedbed preparation. Now with Implement Command technology, the industry-leading Turbo-Max offers agronomic benefits of both spring vertical tillage and fall residue management – plus, the technology producers require to make data-driven decisions on their operation. In the fall, angle the gangs to cover more residue. This accelerates the decaying process and pins the residue to the ground. In the spring, keep the gangs straight to create a uniform, vertically-tilled seedbed that is perfectly prepared for planting.

Turbo-Max is the ideal vertical tillage tool for min-tillers who want to size and anchor residue without aggressively working the ground in the fall. It vertically cuts residue and fractures the soil to create a smooth seedbed for uniform seed emergence. Because Turbo-Max is a true vertical tillage implement, it does not create compaction layers, which allows roots to have the freedom to reach nutrients and moisture.

With additional sizes and features, the Turbo-Max also offers producers more flexibility and control than ever before. With working widths ranging from 8.5' to 48', operations of all sizes have access to the benefits of vertical tillage. Features like the hydraulically-adjustable tongue allow for easy front-to-back leveling and the new hydraulically-adjustable finishing reel helps prepare the optimal seedbed.

Turbo-Max helps producers accomplish more with attachments like the Turbo-Seeder™, allowing producers to till the soil and plant cover crops – all in one pass. The hydraulically-adjustable gang angles (a standard feature on larger models) cover residue in the fall at 3 to 6 degrees and prepare the ideal seedbed at 0 degrees. Turbo-Max blades are spaced 7½" apart on two rows of coulter gangs. Rear gangs offset the front gangs, splitting the blade spacing to 3¾" for superior residue sizing in one pass. Turbo-Max provides truly vertical cutting without the shearing caused by concave blades.

NEW Features

  • NEW Implement Command for 18'-35' models
  • NEW hydraulic tongue for easy front-to-back leveling
  • NEW hydraulically adjustable finishing reel to prepare the optimal seedbed
  • NEW sizes ranging from 8.5' to 48' to perfectly match your operation
  • Hydraulically adjust the gang angle from 0° to 6° on the go for convenience
  • Add a Turbo-Seeder attachment to select Turbo-Max models for single-pass cover crop application

Turbo-Seeder™ cover crop attachment available for 1200TM, 1500TM, 1800TM, 2400TM, 3000TM, 3500TM, and 4000TM Turbo-Max models.

Product Features

Implement Command
Implement Command™

Take command of your adjustment and monitoring needs right at your fingertips with the new Implement Command System option for select models of Turbo-Max! This system allows you to set, adjust, and monitor your Turbo-Max right on your ISO-compatible monitor in your tractor cab.

Hydraulic Reel (Optional)
Hydraulic Reel (Optional)

The optional hydraulic reel allows you to conveniently adjust down pressure or lift out of the ground with in-cab hydraulic operation. An easy-to-read pressure gauge allows for easy down-pressure monitoring from the tractor seat! This design maintains travel regardless of the selected down pressure. A hydraulic cylinder is used to preload down-pressure springs. When field conditions are not ideal, the harrow can be raised.

Hydraulically-Adjustable Gang Angle from 0-6° On-the-Go

Sizes and covers residue in the fall at 3° to 6° and prepares the ultimate spring seedbed at 0°.

True Vertical Tillage
True Vertical Tillage Machine

With 20" Turbo Coulters spaced 7½" apart, Turbo-Max provides truly vertical cutting without the shearing caused by concave blades. Offset front and rear gangs achieve an effective residue cutting width of 3¾" when running at 0°, which is recommended for seedbed preparation.

Hydraulic Tongue
Hydraulic Tongue (optional)

Optional Hydraulic Tongue allows front-to-back leveling on-the-go from the cab of the tractor.

Hydraulic Weight Transfer is Standard (models 18' and larger)

Creates an even and constant downforce across the entire width of the implement, assuring uniform penetration and eliminating the possibility for wings to float.

Great Plains Exclusive Maintenance-Free Bearings
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.

Rolling Spike and Reel Rear Attachment
Rolling Spike and Reel Rear Attachment

Rolling spike harrow tines split Turbo Coulters to ensure thorough mixing of soil and residue and provide a smooth, uniform seedbed for optimum planter performance. The rear reel leaves the surface planter-ready by firming soil, removing air pockets, and eliminating clods.

7½" BLADE SPACING

Turbo-Max features two gangs — each with 7½" spacing between coulters — with the rear gang offset from the front gang. The gangs work together to size residue to an industry-leading 3¾".

Product Specifications

MODEL INFO

    TURBO-MAX  
MODELS 850TM 1000TM 1200TM 1500TM 1800TM 2400TM 3000TM 3500TM 4000TM 4800TM

COULTER SPACING

3¾" (2 offset gangs at 7½" spacing per gang)

TIRES

340/60R

16.5 (2)

340/60R

16.5 (2)

11Lx15SL

12-ply (4)

480/45-17

(2)

340/60R

16.5 (4)

380/55R

16.5 (4)

480/45-17

(4)

480/45-17

(4)

WEIGHT (approx. max weight w/ attachments)

7,500 lbs 8,250 lbs

11,900 lbs

13,300 lbs

15,200 lbs

19,100 lbs

23,300 lbs 26,320 lbs 31,500 lbs 37,900 lbs

PTO H.P. REQ (min)

85+ 100+

120+

150+

180+

240+

300+ 340+

380+

450+

DIMENSIONS

 

TILLAGE WIDTH

8' 6" 10'

12'

15'

18'

24'

30' 35'

40'

48'

TRANSPORT WIDTH

10' 11' 6"

13' 6"

15' 6"

14'

15' 4"

15' 4" 16' 9"

18'

18'

TRANSPORT HEIGHT

5' 4" 5' 4"

5' 4"

5' 4"

8' 3"

11' 3"

14' 14' 4"

14' 2"

14' 6"

TILLAGE INFO

 

CENTER SECTION

8' 10'

12'

15'

8'

10'

10' 12'

12'

12'

1ST WING SECTION

N/A N/A

N/A

N/A

5'

6' 9"

10' 11'

10'

11'

2ND WING SECTION

N/A N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A N/A

4'

7'

 

Warranty PDF

Download the warranty here: GP_Warranty.pdf

Product Literature

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Related News and Information

Implement The Solution

December 14, 2018

What to look for in a vertical tillage tool

When selecting a vertical tillage tool, producers should keep several factors in mind:

Spring Tillage: How to Deal with Ruts

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

Stuck in a rut? Not for long!

With all the additional moisture during fall harvest, the conditions have led to moderately to severely rutted fields around the country. To ensure a nurturing, uniform seedbed and avoid yield-loss, these ruts must be removed prior to spring planting. Ruts cause problems for all types of producers, but they can become an especially unique problem in low disturbance no-till fields. No matter your tillage preference, Great Plains has a solution to combat 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 Troy McDonald, Bailey, TX:

Troy McDonald talks about his TM1000 Turbo-Max.
 

Testimonial Video

From Sheldon F., Florida:

"We got a new Turbo-Max® back in 2016. It is a great tool to have. Works perfect for working in cover crops!"

From Keith W., Indiana:

"We have been using our Great Plains Turbo-Max® for almost 5 years now. It is one of the best implements on the farm. It sizes residue perfectly and also prepares one of the best seedbeds for no-till corn."

From Matthew S., Missouri:

"Bought Turbo-Max® in Fall 2017. Sizes corn residue very well and pins the residue to the soil's surface. Looking forward to using it as a one trip finishing tool this spring!"

From Craig N., Iowa:

"Our 2400 Turbo-Max® is a great product and is well built!"

From Ron K., Eastern Pennsylvania:

"WORKS GREAT! Used a Salford prior, but was not happy with the job it did. We rented a Turbo-Max for a trial comparison, and the Turbo-Max performed much better. It leveled the ground much better, it cut up the stalks much better, and we like to be able to angle the blades 6 degrees to close water ditches. We're very happy on our decision to buy the Turbo-Max!"