Add Capability

vDrive is a custom planter on each row. Whatever you need and ask of that row happens. Period.

Season one, you have the capabilities to do your best planting, plus a meter & drive setup that has staying power for the seasons ahead.

Remove Headaches

Mechanical drive systems have a lot of moving parts and require maintenance and costly upkeep. vDrive is self-contained and virtually maintenance free.
Ensure your planting success with a stable setup you can count on season after season.

Control & Accuracy

With its row-by-row control, you’ll get precisely planted headlands,
high-definition population reporting, and even the ability to plant male and
female seed corn plants in the same pass.

Green On The Curves

Standard drive motors don’t allow individual rows (from the outside to the
inside of the planter) to adjust around curves. With vDrive, each row adjusts
independently, so you get accurate populations on curves and with your
prescriptions.


How does vDrive work?

The 20/20 SeedSense system is required to run vDrive. SeedSense sends GPS and target seeding information to the Single Row Module (SRM) mounted on the row. The SRM utilizes the GPS, Radar and Gyro inputs to calculate highly accurate row specific velocity and sends the motor command to the vDrive Motor Module (VDM). The VDM in the motor assembly executes the command with extreme accuracy.

Why is row by row population control important?

Row by row control maximizes population control as the planter executes a curve and variable rate zone boundaries. Populations can vary as much as 5000 to 8000 plants when planting a curve which diminishes yield potential. Execution with vDrive ensures accurate prescription rates, even highly granular ones.

Does vDrive allow me to plant male and female rows of seed corn at the same time?

Yes. With row by row control of population, vDrive enables each row to plant a desired rate allowing you to maximize your trip across the field and plant both male and female rates at once.

Does vDrive replace RowFlow?

No. RowFlow will continue to provide a solution for section based variable rate seeding and swath control.

What are the electrical requirements for vDrive?

Current draw for vDrive motors is 1.25 Amps per row. If DeltaForce is also on the planter, the total load for both systems is 2.25 Amps/row. An alternator option is available.

Do I need a battery on the planter?

No. vDrive is a low current 12 volt system that utilizes the tractor's battery and alternator. An alternator is available to supplement power on larger planters.

If I have a split planter, can I run vDrive only on the corn rows?

No. The vDrive system is only supported on complete planting systems. An SRM is required on every row and is not interchangeable with RUM's.

Does vDrive work with eSet?

No. vDrive is only compatible with vSet meters.

Which planter makes/models are currently supported?

John Deere, Kinze and CNH with 1.6 bushel hoppers and mini hoppers as well as White 8000/9000 mini hoppers only.

 

vDrive In Action

plant better, in every foot of your field

vDrive takes vSet to the next level, making the most of seeds.

Corn seeds will never feel the same way about a meter and drive system again.

vDrive brings single-row control to the vSet meters you know and love. vSet brings a relentless singulator that has five floating steel lobes to ensure one seed per hole, with all kinds of seeds. And with a flat disk, you get consistent seed release, every time.

Master planting population control, easily with this perfect pairing.

vDrive engineering, capabilities, and results in the field.

even more precise population, simply

Combine planter drive and swath control, with no chain and cable maintenance.

The maintenance parts of the planter are now gone.

No more lubing chains, sprockets and drives and no more worrying about hydraulics. You can clean up your planter with a drive on every row.

vDrive has superior population control. The integrated controller in the motor allows for sub-second execution of the correct population, row by row AND around curves.

Enhanced with Climate Fieldview Plus.

 

vSet Unleashed

vSet meters are an engineering marvel. Combine them with vDrive and get amazingly precise population control through curves and ground speed changes. vDrive works with all variable rate prescriptions – even highly granular ones.

Precise & Smart

Spacing and delivery are suddenly smart — the seed is delivered down the center of the tube with perfect spacing for your application. Additionally, vDrive has some quality brains on board, with an integrated controller in the motor allowing for sub-second execution.

 

vDrive Support Resources

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