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Mar, 28 2018 - by Ag Leader

Tips from Tech: SeedCommand Preseason Checklist

Robins are here, the days are getting longer and warmer - spring is slowly coming to the Midwest and farmers are beginning to think about the quickly approaching growing season ahead. 

So when it comes time to pull the planter out of the shed, Ag Leader technical support has put together these great resources for you to check it over.

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Mar, 20 2018 - by Sam Worley

SureDrive Installs on your planter, your meter

Most people want to see equipment before they buy to be sure it will work for their needs and to ensure the design is intelligent, sensible. It has been a common request for us to feature images of SureDrive installed on various row units and hoppers. So, here are pictures of the most popular row units SureDrive fits on. Enjoy!

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Mar, 12 2018 - by Ag Leader

What can SureDrive do for you?

I do not have to tell you how crucial seed spacing and singulation is to yield, it’s an item all farmers know. The main purpose of SureDrive® is to provide consistent meter control for the purpose of optimal singulation and seed spacing.

But it's more than that. Less maintenance, simplified electrical and mechanical components on the planter and an easy install are additional pluses of the SureDrive electric planter drive. 

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Mar, 05 2018 - by Chad Swindoll

SureDrive Turn Compensation

The inner and outer rows of a planter travel faster or slower than the center of the planter when turning. Seeds planted on interior rows are spaced too closely. Seeds on exterior rows are spaced too far apart.

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Feb, 28 2018 - by Ag Leader

The Electric Drive Question

For a few years now, electric planter drives have been on the market. Not only have they been on the market, but they have been steadily growing market share. However, for those of us west of the Missouri River, it has been a bit harder to make the leap because the ROI wasn’t as obvious. When I’m on the smaller, broken up fields of the Central and Eastern Corn Belt, it’s pretty obvious the savings that Row by Row Control, Turn Compensation, and Shut Off offer me over a traditional setup. But when we get to the Western Corn Belt, those advantages don’t carry the same weight that they do east of us.

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Feb, 02 2018 - by Ag Leader

InCommand 1200: A window into your planter, part II

In the second installment of this blog, I will share specific examples where InCommand identified issues that could cost yield. It's all pretty common knowledge that proper seed spacing and uniform emergence equates to more bushels in the bin but how do you know you're planting properly?

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Feb, 02 2018 - by Ag Leader

Hit the Spring Planting Target with Hydraulic Down Force

Will Hutchinson enjoys a good challenge, especially when it comes to improving production on his row crop, wheat and alfalfa farm near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

So when he saw the opportunity to leverage Ag Leader’s Hydraulic Down Force system to prevent a common problem and improve his planting operations on acres where he plants cover crops, he jumped at the chance. Two years later, he’s seeing major corn yield improvements as a result.

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Jan, 16 2018 - by Ag Leader

A Window into your planter

Everyone knows planting an ideal seed placement is key to ROI and you are losing big money per acre by not placing seed properly. Several factors affect spacing quality and singulation, but do you know how your planter is performing? If the answer is no, you need a window into your planter, and the InCommand 1200 gives you just that. In this blog series, I'll discuss how InCommand can gain you visibility into your planter like nothing else.

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