Population Control, Seed Spacing & Placement Products

  • CleanSweep

    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.

    CleanSweep

    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.

    CleanSweep row cleaner comparison: floating more consistent than fixed
    Floating vs Fixed

    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.

    Emerging plant with residue
    Emerging plant with residue

    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.

Downforce Control

  • AirForce

    AirForce® means automatic control.

    AirForce bag AirForce tank

    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.

Monitoring & Sensing Products

  • 20/20 SeedSense

    Quit planting with a blindfold on.

    The planter monitor in your cab today delivers sanitized population data. It tells you if you are within your target planting population with about a ten percent margin of error. So if you have 5% skips and 5% doubles, your monitor is happy because you are planting at 100% population. That’s not good enough.

    SeedSense

    The 20/20 SeedSense® Monitor System gives you better information and more information. Information that lets you actively manage your planter – and make changes that make you money.

    Four reasons why you need this monitor:

    1. Find hidden mechanical problems and correct them at planting
    2. Perfect planter performance by adjusting meters, vacuum pressure, transmissions and speed
    3. Improve productivity by maximizing planter speed without compromising performance
    4. Measure and adjust down force to eliminate costly root compaction and slotting

    Five things your current monitor can't tell you:

    1. Is your down force set correctly?
    2. Are your meters running at peak accuracy?
    3. Can you go faster and not hurt planting accuracy?
    4. Is there a seed tape or debris in your meter that is causing one row to skip?
    5. Do you have enough row unit weight to achieve your desired depth?

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