Will hydraulic downforce or row shut offs offer more ROI?
On this same line of thinking what kind of seed savings have you seen with row shut offs. We have a higher percent of fields that are fairly square. I am talking on a 24 row planter that is half width disconnect and ground drive. It would cost similar amounts to go with electric drives as hyd downforce and trying to decide which I would do first. Thanks
Down force no.1. Not prejudiced to brand but needs to be hydraulic. First year I was amazed at how bad I was at knowing where my air bag pre...More
If your fields are truly almost square, most likely downforce will pay back the quickest. If you already have air and are not running a hig...More
After running it for three years, I think I’d rather part with the field cultivator. I personally think the roi is better. In 2018 we had b...More
I put Delta force on my corn rows last year and left the springs on front interplant rows. When I went to harvest the beans, the front rows ...More
Your return on investment is even emergence while drastically reducing sidewall smearing. I would agree that The value of that is hard to pu...More
************, you need to learn how to do a flag test. If all your corn ears are on the same node, the same size and weight then you don't n...More
I know what you are suppose to get with hydraulic down pressure but no one can give me a $$ figure. Can't pay the dealership with better loo...More
Does anyone have proof that hydraulic down pressure has a Roi?? I know the system works and it's neat to see the map. I also know that peopl...More
If a high speed planter is part of the equation, downforce becomes a necessity not an option.
Downforce first in my operation. I would not have guessed that until having it. I had pneumatic on the previous planter. In odd shaped fi...More
Clutches are electric and predictive. Downforce is reactive. Predictive technology and electronics has great pay back in ag. Reactive things...More
We have both. We have variable soil types and plenty of potholes. it wasn’t cheap adding it at the time but we now plant a little faster mor...More
Downforce first...even emergence number one...after seeing a downforce map you would be surprised how soil density varies. We tend to over a...More
Hydraulic down force has a sensor that reads guage wheel pressure 10-12 times per second and adjusts itself. You want to apply just enough f...More
We have both, downforce is more critical. Shutoffs are nice, but depth is more critical than overplanting a little on the ends.
I would go for the shutoffs first. The First year we had induvial row shut offs (before Electric Drives) we returned 25 bags of seed over wh...More
Row shut off are super important for us, but we farm in very small, odd shaped fields. So we do endrows everywhere. Including in cotton.
Down force times 100. Seed depth is as important or even more important than singulation in my opinion.
depends if you have perfect soils that do not vary you will not see a return to hydraulic down force. If you have variable soils Hydraulic...More
Used air clutches are really cheap. Why not do both?
Hydraulic downforce will be used across all your acres where clutches will only be used on 5-6% of your total acres. Corn acres are where cl...More