AMES, IA, August 31, 2015 – From the company that perfected row clutches, Ag Leader is proud to introduce a new row-by-row electric drive product to its SeedCommand™ planter control line.
An all-encompassing planting solution, SeedCommand will soon include an electric drive option for reliable individual seed shut-off, in addition to its time-tested clutch options. Of the many features of electric drives, growers gain precise row-by-row control of planter performance to incorporate variable rate planting on a per row basis. Instant adjustment to population rates and consistent seed spacing despite changes in planting speed, field conditions or on curves and headlands are also benefits enjoyed by growers using electric drives.
True to Ag Leader’s traditional “color-blind” approach, the electric drives will be built to install on most major planter brands on the market. Additionally, the electric drive motor isn’t tied to a specific brand or type of seed meter, making it flexible to work on existing meters and with multiple planter setups. Further, the system is ISOBUS compliant and can be used with any VT Task Controller display.
“Our core company focus is precision farming technology, producing tools for growers that give them an immediate payback, across many farming activities and mixed equipment,” stated Roger Zielke, Product Manager. “The coming advancements to our reputable SeedCommand line are a perfect example of that.”
Electric drives will be added to the SeedCommand line with a limited release this spring and full production in 2017.
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 value-based products that help growers and agricultural professionals achieve and maintain a successful, profitable operation. For more information, visit http://www.agleader.com