Adaptable two-stage closing system
What is FurrowForce?
Customizable 2-Stage Closing System
Clean. Create. [Close].
FurrowForce is a 2-stage closing system. In the first stage, notched wheels work to close the seed furrow from the bottom up, fracturing to eliminate air pockets, even in extreme no-till conditions where traditional closing systems struggle. In the second stage, stitch wheels carry weight on them to firm the soil. This consistent firming is especially beneficial behind spring tillage where the seed environment is at risk of drying out.
Managing Soil Density
Managing soil density to maintain moisture is a key component in creating the best environment for the seed. If the soil density over the seed is loose, the soil will dry out easily and moisture that is needed for quick germination is quickly lost. Too compact? Uneven emergence is ahead.
Manual or Automated?
Choose your method.
Run It Manually
FurrowForce can be run without a 20|20. Simply adjust the air bags to a target air pressure before hopping in the cab. Once set, they will maintain that target pressure planter-wide. An air compressor and manual controller are required.
Add load cells to sense a change in density. The 20|20 gives you a complete picture of planting performance, including metrics for closing like closing margin, good closing percent, and closing uniformity. See it in the cab in real-time, while planting and make manual adjustments as needed. A 20|20 (Gen 3) is required.
Add Sensing + Control
You also have the option to add load cells to every row to measure and set weight on the closing system from the 20|20 monitor. When a load cell measures weight that has veered from the target pressure set on the 20|20, the FurrowForce system will automatically adjust row-by-row. A Gen 3 20|20 is required.
Different Wheels for Different Needs
Chat with a dealer to see which one matches your needs.
Curved Notch Wheel
The notched wheel is the best all-around wheel. The notched design creates ample fracturing and closing in most conditions.
The smooth wheel is more effective in shallow-planted crops and sandy or loose soils.
The dimple wheel is aggressive and excels in conditions like wet no-till clays and very heavy cover crop where extra fracturing of the sidewall is needed.
If your farm is in super rough terrain or rocky soil, then this was made for you. The Rock Guard sits over the furrow and pushes rocks down so that they will not get caught in the closing discs.
We've Done the Research
Continued Testing of Closing Systems
We've been researching comparable closing systems on the market.
- 51 plot fields over 3 years
- 1,600 acres of research plots
- 1,215,000 ft of stand counts (that's 230 miles!)
- 2 million plants counted
Gain a +3.6 Bu/A with FurrowForce
We tested FurrowForce [automatic] against other industry-leading closing systems across all tillage environments. FurrowForce averaged yield gains of +3.6 Bu/A and an additional +$21.75/A in 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hear From Growers
Illinois | Corn + Soybeans
Texas | Corn + Cotton
Virginia | Corn + Cucumbers
Get the Most out of FurrowForce
Pair with DeltaForce + 20|20
Add DeltaForce for the Best Soil Environment
DeltaForce is an automated row-by-row downforce control system that measures and adjusts downforce every time there is variability in your field. Pairing it with FurrowForce provides the seed with the ideal environment to germinate and emerge, as well as allowing roots to grow without obstruction to set maximum yield.» Learn More About DeltaForce
Monitor and Control FurrowForce With the Touch of a Finger
You cannot change what you cannot see. Let the 20|20 system lead you to better decisions as it monitors, controls, and diagnoses your field conditions and equipment performance in real-time. A 20|20 (Gen 3) makes easy work of monitoring and automatically adjusting FurrowForce on the go.» Learn More About the 20|20
See your data outside of the cab
Manage 20|20 maps and data in Panorama™
- View, share, and analyze 20|20 data everywhere.
- See data in row-by-row maps, field average reports, and yield comparisons.
- Automate the process of sending data from your 20|20 to other trusted platforms.