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Decoding new planter technologiesDecoding new planter technologies

SPONSORED: Learn how to match the latest planter features to your operation's needs and conditions to efficiently cover more acres every day.

March 23, 2016

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Every producer strives for rows and rows of evenly spaced plants growing at the same height, population and stage. A uniform stands starts when the seed goes into the ground — planted at the proper depth with uniform soil pressure and good seed-to-soil contact. 

The latest planter technologies are designed to help each seed reach its full potential. But how do you match the vast array of new planter features to your operation’s needs and field conditions? As you head into planting season and unpredictable weather, productivity is top of mind. See how these new technologies can help you efficiently cover more acres every day:

•  Flexible crop residue management systems: With today’s high-yielding crops, residue management can be a major challenge at planting time. Floating residue managers help you more effectively capture residue’s agronomic and economic benefits. In-cab adjustable air cylinders provide flexibility and enhanced performance to clear residue, resulting in improved emergence — without getting too deep and creating trenches. Simply add down pressure for tougher no-till conditions, or add up pressure for soft and mellow conditions.

•  Electric drive metering systems: A good stand depends on accurate seed populations. New electrically driven metering systems provide precise per-row seed metering with simplicity and less maintenance. Tool-free crop changes and row-by-row in-cab control allow you to spend more time planting. Plus, overlap control and curve compensation minimize your inputs and eliminate the need for clutches, cables and chains.

•  High accuracy seed placement: Place seed accurately in the furrow, even at speeds up to 10 miles per hour, with a new flighted belt delivery system. Operating in proportion to ground speed, this Advanced Seed Delivery™ technology is proven to provide near-zero differential seed placement and consistent delivery on slopes and terraces. For increased productivity without sacrificing good spacing, the belt delivers each seed from the meter to the furrow, eliminating the drop and tumble variability found in traditional tubes.

•  Down force management systems: Achieve accurate seed depth across varying soil conditions with hydraulic down force. This system measures gauge wheel load 200 times per second and makes hydraulic adjustments to add or remove weight five times every second. That means the row unit will automatically achieve consistent depth — over every row — for optimal seed placement and higher yield potential.

As you roll through the fields this spring, identify areas for productivity gains. Then talk to your Case IH dealer or visit caseih.com to learn about customizing Early Riser® planter technology precisely to your soil types, terrain, application needs and crop residue management preferences. With industry-leading accuracy, Case IH planter technology allows you to farm at the optimal speed for your operation, resulting in fast and uniform emergence and higher yields.

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