Turbo-Max®

Turbo-Max®

Model Numbers

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

Product Description

The Industry Standard in Vertical Tillage

True vertical tillage has become the go-to method for yield-boosting seedbed preparation. Turbo-Max is the industry leader in vertical tillage tools, especially 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, giving roots the freedom to reach nutrients and moisture.

Now with exciting new updates, the industry-leading Turbo-Max offers even greater agronomic benefits and operator convenience. Introduced in fall 2019, the NEW Implement Command™ system allows producers to control, adjust, and monitor their Turbo-Max from the comfort of their tractor cab. Implement Command is available on new 18'-35' Turbo-Max models.

New for 2020, Turbo-Max also features hydraulic fore/aft leveling and hydraulic rear reels as a standard feature on select sizes. Hydraulic fore/aft leveling allows the operator to easily adjust and level the implement from the cab without any wrenches or tools needed. It also allows the machine to be tilted forward for road transport or to quickly change between tractors. Hydraulic rear reels allow the operator to control the reel down pressure from the cab to adjust for different field conditions. This allows the rear attachment to be lifted in less-than-ideal field conditions, saving time spent cleaning mud out of the reel.

With working widths ranging from 8.5 to 48, operations of all sizes have access to the benefits of vertical tillage. Each Turbo-Max is designed with two rows of coulter gangs, with blades spaced 7½" apart. The rear gangs offset the front gangs, splitting the blade spacing to 3¾" for superior residue sizing in one pass. This allows the Turbo-Max to provide true vertical cutting without the shearing caused by concave blades.

The gangs can be angled from 0 to 6 degrees, making the Turbo-Max a multi-seasonal tillage tool. In the fall, angle the gangs from 3-6 degrees to cover more residue, or keep the gangs straight to prepare the perfect seedbed in the spring. Hydraulically-adjustable gangs are offered as a standard feature on the larger models, and as an option on the smaller sizes.

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 Turbo-Seeder cover crop attachment is available for models ranging from 12' to 40'.

Product Features

Implement Command
NEW 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
Hydraulic Reel - NEW STANDARD FEATURE

The 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 completely out of the ground. The hydraulic reel is now standard on 18' and wider models and optional on 8½' to 15' units.

Hydraulic Tongue
Hydraulic Fore/Aft Leveling - NEW STANDARD FEATURE

The hydraulic tongue allows the operator to perform fore-and-aft frame leveling on-the-go. Changes are made from the comfort of the tractor cab – no tools or wrenches are needed! This feature is now standard on 18' and wider models and optional on smaller units.

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 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 Harrow

The rolling spike harrow tines work with the rear reel to create a smooth, uniform seedbed for optimum planter performance. The tines split the turbo coulters to ensure the thorough mixing of the soil and residue, while 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!"