2016 Planter Clinic Review

March 9, 2016


Over the past couple of weeks, we have been hosting our annual Planter Clinic at each Holland and Son’s location. During our clinic, we discussed multiple areas of importance, focusing on helping prepare our customers for a successful planting season. In case you didn’t make it, I’d like to share with you the key topics we covered.


Vacuum Automation

Let’s go over the major changes to the John Deere ExactEmerge planters for 2016. One of these new features is Vacuum Automation. SeedStar 3 HP enables a sensor to measure hydraulic flow on the vacuum hydraulic lines. That means no more adjusting the hydraulic flow to set the vacuum level. Now you can maintain a constant vacuum level as conditions change.


Frame Weight Distibution

Another new option available on the 2016 1775NT 24 Row Planter is Frame Weight Distribution. With this option, hydraulic cylinders are mounted on to the frame of the planter that redistributes weight from the center of the planter to the outer wings.  This results in many advantages like increased ground penetration of wing rows in no-till conditions. A Beck’s study found it reduces pinch row yield loss by up to 2 bushels per acre.


Curve Compensation

Also a key addition is the new Curve Compensation capability. Curve Compensation is now available on ExactEmerge planters and ExactEmerge Retrofit planters. With the Curve Compensation feature, each row will receive an individual signal based on the speed the row-unit is moving, maintaining the correct population across the length of the planter.


If you have any questions or would like to learn more, contact our sales department by following this link.