If walking your fields this summer feels a bit like riding a roller coaster — even on your most level ground — make sure you walk some fields planted by a 2000 series Early Riser® planter. The consistency fencerow-to-fencerow is likely to sooth your queasiness.
No doubt about it. This spring tested the mettle of even the most experienced producers. It challenged tillage equipment, planters, tractors and patience. Now is when you can start to measure how you pulled through:
- Are stands even and uniform?
- Are plants consistently spaced?
- Are there variations in crop height or growth stage?
Often inconsistencies among these factors trace back to seedbed quality and seed-to-soil contact. We heard a lot about the difficulties this spring in turning less-than-ideal conditions into a high-efficiency seedbed. We’ve also heard a lot about how well the 2000 series Early Riser planters handled those tough challenges. But that’s nothing new. Watch the video to hear producers who gained firsthand experience with the 2150 Early Riser planter during the 2016 growing season and then read on to learn more about how our two-stage closing system helps crops get off to a fast, uniform start.
Discover how producers who operated the 2150 Early Riser planter achieved excellent seed-to-soil contact, faster, more uniform emergence and higher yields.
We designed the 2000 series Early Riser planters to give the seed you plant the best possible opportunity to achieve its full yield potential. The two-stage closing system provides the perfect finish that gets the seed off to a fast, uniform start. Here’s how:
Stage 1: Large, 9-inch-diameter, inverted closing disks provide consistent soil replacement and coverage, placing high-moisture soil directly onto the seed.
Stage 2: A press wheel ensures proper seed-to-soil contact for uniform emergence. A chevron pattern on the press wheel provides a stress crack relief in crusting soils and channels water to the root zone area.
Not all fields are postcard perfect or workbench level. Not all soils are mellow sandy loam. Residue conditions vary. The new 2000 series Early Riser planters — right down to the two-stage closing system — know and accommodate these differences. The industry’s first in-cab adjustment option allows you to fine-tune closing disk down pressure to suit different field conditions. A tool-free, manually adjustable spring downforce lets you easily customize press wheel down pressure. Combined, these adjustments ensure proper seed-to-soil contact, regardless of soil conditions, resulting in the picket fence stands you’re looking for in your fields this summer.
So talk to your Case IH dealer about local field days or opportunities to get out and walk fields planted this year with a 2000 series Early Riser planter. It’s a great way to learn about how you can achieve those same stands on your farm in 2018.
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