Chain-Free Insecticide

Complete the chainless planter.

Normal insecticide meters are chain driven and accurate at a single speed. In the past, if you wanted to use an electric drive for your seed meter and apply granular insecticide, you would have had to leave the chains. Not anymore.

vDrive Insecticide is the electric motor-driven insecticide meter that provides accurate delivery across your entire speed range. Row by row control for your insecticide delivery is now within reach.

Accurate & intelligent data allows you better control and planning.   Integrated systems & data simplify your operation.

We are always trying to think of each row of your planter, instead of the field as a whole. With this revolutionary product, now insecticide delivery is no different.

PRESS RELEASE

Farmers can achieve more precise control of insecticide on every portion of their fields.   Luke Stuber, vDrive® Insecticide engineer, explains. “Farmers applying insecticide today calibrate their meter for a single speed. As operators speed up, slow down or plant around curves, the intended application rate is impossible to maintain. And, as high speed planting is now a reality with SpeedTube, the insecticide system needs to keep pace.”   As growers have adopted vDrive® technology from Precision Planting® for row-by-row population control, it has allowed them to eliminate existing drive systems, chains, sprockets and hex-shafts. vDrive® Insecticide allows farmers to eliminate the mechanical drive systems for insecticide, and the maintenance that goes with it.   "vDrive® Insecticide provides flexibility for farmers to micromanage their inputs with row-by-row control, and with a newly designed metering system, allows growers to optimize an application technology that has not had significant improvements in years," Stuber said. “As farmers work to closely manage their inputs and optimize yields, vDrive® Insecticide helps them more precisely manage insecticide applications in a continued effort to promote sustainable agriculture practices” Stuber adds.   vDrive® Insecticide will be field tested on a limited number of make/model combinations as a beta product for the Spring of 2015.

 

Powered by vDrive Electric Motor

vDrive is the self-contained and virtually maintenance-free electric drive system that powers vDrive Insecticide. It acts like a custom planter on each row.

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