SCALE UP TECH: Start simple with the new 1745 planter from John Deere. You can even get it with finger-pickup planting units and a basic monitor. Or scale up the technology as much as you want.
DOWNFORCE CONTROL: Ryan Hough with John Deere says you can get individual row-by-row downforce control on ExactEmerge units. Note the cylinder in the middle of the row unit.
CLOSING WHEEL CONTROL: The ability to control closing wheels with a pneumatic air system is a step up in technology, Hough says.
SOPHISTICATED MONITOR: With the 2021 version of Kinze’s Blue Vantage monitor, you will even be able to monitor such things as parts wear based on acres of use.
PLANT AT HIGHER SPEEDS: The boxes are removed on these Great Plains row units to show the planting discs and the black tubes above the discs, where seed pools during planting.
HIGH-TECH DESIGN: Weight-distribution technology that you can’t see is built into this Horsch planter, aiding in reducing potential soil compaction. Row units feature electric drives and act independently.
ROW-BY-ROW CONTROL: The ability to control planting row by row through electric-drive planter units stands out as one of the most common 21st century planter technologies. This Case IH Early Riser planter features electric-drive row units.
AIR SUPPLY: Air helps power the pneumatic control for the CleanSweep residue manager system from Precision Planting, included on this Case IH planter. Air isn’t needed for downforce control on this planter, because it uses the DeltaForce hydraulic system, which adjusts downforce automatically row by row.
FRONT-FOLD MODEL: Easy folding and convenient transport may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of planter technology, but they’re important components for modern planters.
OPTIONAL DOWNFORCE CONTROL: Note the weigh pin assembly toward the lower part of the gauge wheel on this White planter. It signals the DeltaForce system, featuring individual hydraulic cylinders on each row, when adjustments are needed to keep pressure at the desired setting.
CUSTOM ORDER: This planter is equipped with a traditional closing wheel assembly. However, you will have the option of ordering the planter without it and having your dealer install Precision Planting’s FurrowForce closing wheel system instead.
CLOSING WHEEL UPGRADE: Precision Planting’s FurrowForce two-stage closing wheel system uses air to maintain constant pressure on the wheels. Some 10,000 row units were available for 2020, with production expected to ramp up for 2021. Note the SmartFirmer with electronic sensors just ahead of the first set of closing wheels. This technology will fit seamlessly onto a White planter.