The Keeton Seed Firmer, FurrowJet and SmartFirmer products from Precision Planting, LLC are now compatible with John Deere ExactEmerge row units, as well as additional upgrades and compatibilities for its popular technologies that help farmers improve seed placement and stand establishment.
“Precision Planting’s practical and effective precision ag technologies are now available in more crops and on more brands of planters to help make farmers smarter every season,” said Bryce Baker, Integrated Marketing Lead, Precision Planting. “Farmers with ExactEmerge row units have enjoyed using 20|20, DeltaForce and vApplyHD products. With these new technology retrofits, they can now put eyes inside each furrow, ensure optimum seed-to-soil contact and precisely place starter fertilizer.
“The planter already sitting in the shed – whether it be newly purchased or several years old – is capable of more than you can imagine.”
Other new compatibilities available for order in the fall for spring 2019 include SeederForce automated down force for air-seeders, which can automatically control down force on every row unit. The original version of the technology controlled sections of the seeder. Now, each row unit can get the weight it needs – not more and not less – maximizing control of down force across the planter and maintaining correct planting depth.
New Crop Capabilities
SpeedTube delivery system, which enables accurate seed spacing at any speed, is now available for cotton and sugar beet crops. Even at twice the normal planting speed, the SpeedTube delivery system ensures every seed arrives safely at the bottom of the trench, spaced evenly, every time.
“Cotton and sugar beet farmers can now increase their planting speed, ensure spacing accuracy and plant more acres per hour with the same size planter,” says Baker. “As we’ve witnessed the past two springs, weather can force tight planting windows in many areas. With the SpeedTube delivery system, farmers will be able to plant faster and get more done across multiple crops on days conducive for planting.”
Additionally, the mSet multi-hybrid system is now available in a John Deere mini-hopper configuration and Harvest International mini and 1.6-bushel hoppers. Using a single meter with a dual compartment hopper and a seed selector, the mSet system gives farmers the ability to plant two different hybrids in the same field as the planter passes through the varying soil profiles within the field. With multi-hybrid planting, producers can increase yield potential across the entire field.
Additional Planter Fits
The company also announced that the products vSet, vDrive, DeltaForce and QA brackets, for installing Keeton Seed Firmer and SmartFirmer, now fit Monosem-brand planters. For farmers using Gaspardo planters, vSet, vDrive and DeltaForce products are now compatible.
Adding compatibility for Monosem and Gaspardo planters – both big players in Europe – allows farmers around the globe to continue optimizing their planting operations with the equipment they already own.
“Producers can improve planting in 2019 without buying a new planter,” Baker says.
Information provided by Precision Planting, LLC