On top of increased accuracy and yield boosts, Precision Planting solutions can help you plant with confidence. Check out our interview with Chris Ehman, marketing manager for precision solutions & telematics at Case IH Aftermarket Solutions, to learn how Precision Planting® products can bring you peace of mind during planting season:
Q: When it comes to upgrading a planter, ROI is top of mind. How can producers maximize planter investments?
C.E.: There are tons of options out there for planter upgrades — but one of the best investments that’s going to yield the best ROI is precision. If you’re interested in upgrading your planter, I always recommend contacting your local Case IH Premier Certified Dealer. They’re specifically trained to understand and support Precision Planting products to help you find the best solution for your operation and budget, no matter what color planter you run.
Precision Planting solutions give you the ability to retrofit an older planter to improve performance and maintain accuracy for the seasons ahead. Plus, there’s nothing more valuable than the peace of mind that precision solutions can bring during planting season. The Precision Planting DeltaForce® system is one example of a surefire, yet simple, solution that can help ensure all seeds are planted at the correct depth in any conditions for even, consistent emergence and higher yields.
Q: Especially in tight planting windows, growers increasingly need reliable ways to ensure even, consistent crop emergence. How can precision solutions help achieve that?
C.E.: Growers know well that no 2 inches of their fields are the same — especially in less-than-ideal conditions. Variability in fields exists, whether it’s different soil types, moisture or compaction. That’s why when setting your downforce airbag or spring, one single setting is not going to match conditions across the entire field. The reality is that too little downforce can result in late-emerging plants, and too much downforce can cause compaction and yield loss. That’s where a precision downforce solution, such as DeltaForce, comes in. It precisely and automatically adjusts downforce across the changing conditions of your fields.
Q: How does DeltaForce work, and how can it simplify planting?
C.E.: DeltaForce is an automated row-by-row control system that measures and adjusts downforce every time there is variability in your field. It processes weight data from every row 200 times per second so it can respond to changing soil conditions in a fraction of a second.
DeltaForce replaces the springs or airbags on your current planter with hydraulic cylinders and load cells to measure how much weight is being carried. The operator sets the desired weight for the gauge wheels, and DeltaForce does the rest to maintain consistent downforce — even across the variation of a field.
Looking for more precision wisdom?
The experts at your local Premier Certified Dealer can help you determine the best upgrades for your planter and plant confidently next spring. Learn more, redeem current offers and find your local Premier Certified Dealer here.
Plus, you can read more conversations with Chris about how Precision Planting products can drive efficiency and make the most of tight planting windows.