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Update: SureDrive™ and Next Generation SeedCommand™ Limited Release Program

by Alex Lundgren on June, 14 2016 in SeedCommand™

Ag Leader is wrapping up a successful limited release of its SureDrive™ electric planter drives and next generation SeedCommand products. We're excited to share how it went!

Planters were rolling with SureDrives installed in New York, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska this spring. SureDrive was confidently controlling a host of different seed meters on planters as new as 2016 Deeres, as seasoned as early 1990s Kinzes and everything in between. The pilot went extremely well and Ag Leader is setting the product release date sooner, allowing SureDrive to be ordered in late June with shipments in October. There will also be introductory financing and pricing offers announced shortly.

Other SeedCommand products tested this spring included individual row hydraulic down force control and CaseIH planter support for hydraulic down force. These products will also be available for the 2017 planting season.

Ag Leader’s SureDrive installed in a John Deere row unit with Hydraulic Down Force
 
In this picture from a North Carolina test site, corn planted with Ag Leader had better emergence and spacing - even given a late start. Did you know that emergence and spacing issues can cost 7 to 15 bushels per acre*? Get your crop off to a solid start with SeedCommand.
 
You don’t have to take my word for it, read about a grower’s experience with the new SeedCommand products:
http://deltafarmpress.com/corn/new-system-driving-force-between-more-uniform-stand-delta-corn?page=1 




* Dr. R.L. (Bob) Nielsen. "STAND ESTABLISHMENT VARIABILITY IN CORN." STAND ESTABLISHMENT VARIABILITY IN CORN. Purdue University, Dec. 97. Web. 16 May 16.
https://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/corn/pubs/agry9101.htm

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