Hydraulic Down Force
Improve emergence, root development and overcome compaction issues – while reducing row unit stress and bounce – with Hydraulic Down Force from Ag Leader.
Monitor and control planter down force on-the-go using the Ag Leader InCommand™ 1200 display, or any UT compatible display of your choice. The Hydraulic Down Force system controls and adjusts pressure instantaneously based on field topography and soil conditions.
Using the InCommand™ 1200 display gains you more visual data than ever before. One example - watch planter monitoring while making down force adjustments or keep an eye on gauge wheel load.
Row unit stress and bounce caused by in-field obstacles is prevented by Ag Leader's unique stress minimizing nitrogen accumulator. Acting as a cushion, the accumulator is able to accept up to 100 percent of the down force actuator’s fluid capacity - perfect for today's higher speed planters.
Ag Leader's Hydraulic Down Force system adjusts pressure instantly in changing soil types without the inconsistency created by pneumatic systems that respond over a longer period of time (and land). It could take an air bag system up to 20 seconds to inflate enough to create the proper down force, compared to one second with Ag Leader's Hydraulic Down Force System. The difference? A quarter acre using a 24-row planter.
In a side-by-side comparision, the row equipped with Ag Leader Hydraulic Down Force had better emergence and quicker plant development.
"I can envision as much as 40 bushels per acre difference between the hydraulic down force and the springs on certain parts of a field..." - Scott Ringland, Nebraska