Population Control, Seed Spacing & Placement Products
With CleanSweep™, you no longer have to hope. You can manage your row cleaner performance, from the cab, on the go.
CleanSweep is a dual air cylinder that lets you set and adjust your row cleaners’ down pressure from the cab.
Have heavy residue?
Add more pressure to sweep away the debris.
Have light residue or soft ground?
Lighten the pressure and keep the row cleaner floating across the top.
The cylinders have a control box mounted in the cab. You set the pounds of pressure from your cab based on the condition you are in. Plus, the pressurized cylinder gives the row cleaner the ability to adjust or "float" across the small changes you encounter such as terrain or varying amounts of debris
Row cleaners running at the proper setting with the ability to flex help create the perfect seedbed environment.
The yield impact of row cleaners running properly is significant. A three year study showed significant yield increase for running your row cleaners in a floating or "flexible" position over a fixed setting. This study was conducted by Ken Ferrie and Farm Journal magazine.
The proper seedbed preparation creates an environment with even depth, good seed to soil contact, and the right soil density around the seed. Farmers know where the row cleaners need to be set to do this. The challenge is getting the right setting and maintaining it consistently.
Residue in the seed trench competes with the seedling for moisture and harbors disease and fungi that can set back seedlings like this one. A plant like this is already one stage behind and will likely grow at a rate that is two stages behind its neighboring plants. Each plant like this per 1/1,000th of an acre reduces your yield by 5 bushels.
AirForce® means automatic control.
Excessive down force applied to the row unit during planting can cause root zone compaction. That compaction cuts yields by:
- Reducing germination rates and lowering plant count
- Increasing plant stress reducing ear girth and length
- Stressing plants at pollination during dry years with hot summers
Too little down force means shallow plants.
The 20/20 SeedSense® system teams with 20/20 AirForce to automatically measure and manage down force to make sure you run as light as possible, while maintaining the ground contact that assures uniform seeding depth.