Precision Planting – FurrowForce
Tech Specs: Precision Planting FurrowForce is an automated row by row control system that provides visibility to closing performance on a 20|20 display in the cab. FurrowForce uses two stages to both close the furrow and manage soil density. The first stage pinch wheels are set wider than traditional systems and move soil horizontally to remove air gaps. Following are the second stage stitch wheels that create the proper soil density for moisture retention and speedy germination. The stitch wheels have a load cell which measures the weight carried on them. When there is weight on the stitch wheels, it ensures that the first stage pinch wheels are cutting into the soil at the proper depth.
A control valve on each row pairs with the load cell to change the force applied to FurrowForce to maintain consistent soil firming across the planter and in changing environments in the field, with sub-second response time.
Martin Industries – Weight Transfer System
Tech Specs: Excess weight in the center of a planter or improper weight distribution often leads to yield-robbing compaction, shallow or inconsistent planting and reduced plant vigor. In addition, the natural reduction in weight that occurs during planting contributes to the problem of down force fluctuations that can negatively impact the accuracy of seed and fertilizer placement. Martin Industries’ new Martin-Till Weight Transfer System (WTS) addresses this weight problem by redistributing excess weight from the center of the planter to the wings. Keeping the wings level and the row units in the ground will keep planting depth consistent through changing conditions. Benefits of the system include an in-cab control box which allows for easy adjustment during planting, patented bolt-on bracket design that requires no welding and a hydraulic control kit that provides durable and quick adjustment.
The mounting bracket allows for frame-mount nitrogen coulter installation.