AMES, IA, February 2, 2016 – Ag Leader is pleased to announce its next generation SeedCommand™ product line with exciting new features for growers looking to enhance the functionality and productivity of their planting operations.
As an all-encompassing planting solution, the next generation SeedCommand products will be comprised of electric drives and individual row control for hydraulic down force, among other new tools and features. Paired with the InCommand™ 1200 display, growers gain added visibility into planter performance with row-by-row detail, split-screen view and more.
Of the many features of electric drives, growers gain precise control of planter meter performance to incorporate variable rate planting and row shut-off. They also have the ability to instantly adjust population rates and maintain consistent seed spacing despite changes in the field, changes to planter speed, or on curves and headlands.
True to Ag Leader’s traditional “color-blind” approach, the electric drives are built to install on most major planter brands on the market. Uniquely, the efficient, yet high torque electric drive motor isn’t tied to a specific brand or type of seed meter making it flexible to work on the meter and planter you already have.
Row-by-Row Hydraulic Down Force
Ensuring the row unit is maintaining proper soil contact in every row results in ideal seed depth placement and uniform emergence. Row level sensing and control allows the system to monitor and respond to the down force needs of each row, in order to account for frequent variations in soil types and vehicle traffic compaction. The system also uses the proven, robust Ag Leader actuator with built-in nitrogen accumulator, which acts as a cushion to reduce stress and bounce on row units.
“The next generation of SeedCommand products is the best choice and value for the grower looking to add the newest technology to their planter,” says Roger Zielke, Product Manager. “SeedCommand first perfected row clutch operation and we’re excited to bring the same high quality and proven performance to the next generation of planter tools in a way that only Ag Leader could.”
Second generation SeedCommand products will be available to order Summer 2016.
About Ag Leader
Ag Leader Technology, Inc. is a recognized technology innovator of precision agriculture hardware and software. Located in Ames, Iowa, USA, the company manufactures and markets industry leading precision farming technology designed to help growers make smart, profitable business decisions. Founded in 1992, the company has achieved consistent growth and expansion by providing valuebased products that help growers and agricultural professionals achieve and maintain a successful, profitable operation. For more information visit http://www.agleader.com