Let our Precision Specialists help you select the correct seed metering and singulation system to maximize planting accuracy and efficiency. Whether you are currently using finger meters, eSets, Vsets, and eDrive or are also implementing the new Speed Tube technology, we can almost always help you improve your planting performance with a few suggestions or an on-site inspection of your planter.
Digging a few seeds per field doesn’t give you a complete picture of whether your depth setting is correct. SmartFirmer is a seed firmer-sensor that measures the amount of moisture available to the seed, so you can adjust your depth correctly and know you will have a consistent crop stand.
A consistent environment is essential for uniform seed germination and plant growth. SmartFirmer identifies any irregularities along the furrow, such as soil clods, air space, and dry soil falling from the surface, so that you can have the insight to correct row unit performance and solve these yield-robbing problems.
In-furrow crop residue has negative impacts on seed germination and growth. SmartFirmer allows you to measure the quantity of in-furrow residue and adjust row cleaners accordingly, thus ensuring residue won’t limit seed moisture uptake or transmit disease.
Work With Weather, Not Against It
Every spring, you want to get your acres planted in a timely fashion, in the best conditions possible. But more often than we wish, the weather messes with our plans, and causes us to make trade offs. Plant ahead of the cold front, and sacrifice stand? Plant in soil that is a day or two away from being fit because the calendar says I am behind? Stop making these tradeoffs, and be ready to beat the weather that comes your way with SpeedTube on your planter.
Controlled Speed Wins
SpeedTube combines with other systems from Precision Planting as part of a high speed planting system that ensures that as you speed up, yield potential is not going down. SpeedTube uses two feeder wheels to pull seeds off of the vSet disk, into a flighted belt, and into the seed trench. The seeds don't bounce in the tube because they are under control, and they also don't tumble in the furrow because the seed release is matched to ground speed. The result is properly spaced seeds, and more acres covered in the ideal planting window.
Traditional seed meters need continual adjustment to plant accurately which leads to skips, doubles, and ultimately, lost yield. vSet seed meters singulate seeds accurately without any adjustments resulting in perfect seed placement throughout your field.
Build Your System
vSet is the most accurate meter in the industry, as evidenced by many planter manufacturers beginning to use it as their factory installed meter. But it is just the starting point. vSet can be added to to build your perfect planter. vDrive can be added to the meter to provide maintenance free electric drive. From there, SpeedTube could be added to the system to give you the same spacing performance at higher planting speeds in order to hit the ideal planting window. mSet can also be added to allow your planter to switch hybrids on the go for multi-hybrid planting to maximize your profit on every acre. No matter how far you go, vSet is the common starting point for all of these planter upgrades.
Eliminate the guesswork.
The most frustrating thing about current vac disks is that you are always guessing about your vac setting. Too little and you skip. Too much and you double. But your monitor only shows you an average population – so you can’t judge accuracy until your seed emerges.
With eSet, you set your vac and you can plant any seed – even plateless – at 98.6% accuracy or better. If you seed is over 60# per 80,000 seed bag, use 18”. Size, weight, shape, treatments, humidity . . . doesn’t matter. And unlike early flat disk designs, you don’t adjust this singulator. It is designed to float and self correct so it is always in the right place at the right time.
The right release for the right spacing.
We’ve learned that a lot of the spacing problems you’ve had with your vac disk comes from poor seed release off the disk. Celled disks force the seed to move horizontally before falling toward the seed tube. That means that vac shut off, static and seed position in the cell can alter the timing of the release. And inconsistent release timing means the seed tube ride is inconsistent . . . which means spacing is inconsistent.