ICON introduces all new Construction Disc
Building on the tandem disc harrow technology from its parent company, Landoll Corporation, ICON has introduced a new Model 6510 Construction Disc, designed to handle the rigorous demands of construction sites and land clearing. The first of its kind from ICON, the 6510 boasts one of the highest weight-per-blade specifications in the industry – 719 pounds per blade – to easily cut through compacted soils and heavy vegetation mats.
“Despite incorporating some of the best features from Landoll disc harrows, like the hydraulic leveling system and maintenance-free rockshaft pivot bushings, we designed the ICON 6510 to be uniquely suited to the construction industry,” explains Gary Douglas, product support manager for ICON Industries. “That meant incorporating maximum strength throughout and designing it for the type of reliability that helps reduce maintenance and downtime on busy worksites.”
ICON engineers started with a ridged 8” X 8” X ¼” and 8” X 6” X ½” box-beam frame that offers enough under-frame clearance to prevent trash build-up or clogging. Thanks, in part, to its 11,500-pound weight and large 32” by 10-mm notched disc blades, the 6510 provides up to 15 inches maximum penetration depth to cut, level and mix the soil across the full 10’ 9” working width. Featuring 17 ½” blade spacing on both gangs, front blades are set on a 20-degree angle, while the rear gang features an 18-degree blade angle for a level finish.
“Everything about the ICON 6510 Disc is heavy duty,” Douglas adds. “That includes the 2 ¾-inch gang bolts, extra-thick scraper blades, triple-sealed bearings and 4,000 psi hydraulic hoses. Even the lift and transport system uses 4 ½” X 8” and 4 ½” X 12” welded hydraulic cylinders and 32/1550 X 16.5 SL tires with 8-bolt wheels.”
For maximum maneuverability and control, the 6510 also features a 360-degree swivel pintle hitch and a draft system that can be hydraulically adjusted on the go.
“We believe the new ICON Construction Disc will be the perfect complement to our other ICON construction products, which include pull-type scrapers, rolling packers and earthmovers,” Douglas concludes. “Built to handle the same severe applications as the other ICON machines, it’s ready to handle any construction application or woods site preparation.”