Precision Planting Offers Automatic Row-By-Row Downforce Adjustments

Hydraulics and weights are the centerpiece of the new system aimed at consistent planting depths.

Published on: Sep 11, 2012

Obtaining proper down force will no longer require adjusting an entire planter unit. Rather, growers can make split-second decisions for every row.

Still in the beta-testing phase, 20/20 DeltaForce system uses weight sensors and hydraulic cylinders on each row to react to changing soil conditions. This new system takes control of every row and applies the right amount of down force to achieve consistent seed depths.

The system will be available for Deere, Kinze and CNH planters. A limited number of systems will be in the fields for 2013. After that, company representatives say the prices will be set for the 2014 planting season. Call Precision Planting at (309)-925-5050, or visit www.precisionplanting.com.

20/20 DeltaForce system from Precision Planting uses weights and hydraulics to keep each row unit optimally adjusted for down force.
20/20 DeltaForce system from Precision Planting uses weights and hydraulics to keep each row unit optimally adjusted for down force.

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