Adjust planting depth from the cab
The Same Depth Setting Doesn’t Mean Consistent Depth
Get easy and consistent success with SmartDepth.
Eliminate Row-to-Row Variation
When you are trying to get seeds just below the soil’s surface in crops like cotton, it is critical to have the right depth set. Being off by a ¼ or ½ inch can be the difference between getting a great stand or having to replant.
You can check variability on your planter by doing a block check in your shop. SmartDepth removes row-to-row variability through a calibration process to make sure the same depth setting truly means the same depth.
Cab Control of Planting Depth
SmartDepth allows you to make precise depth changes from the cab with ease, enabling you to respond to changes in conditions immediately and effortlessly. Whether manually set or automatically set with soil moisture feedback from SmartFirmers.
Too Shallow, Too Deep, Just Right
While getting seeds into moisture is important, there are tradeoffs to planting too deep or too shallow. If planted too shallow, seeds potentially are not in moisture and will not germinate consistently. Plenty of moisture in the soil, even at shallower depths? As seen in the plants to the left, planting deeper than necessary will cost you emergence speed and consistency due to less heat being available at the deeper depths.
Hear From Growers
Philip Marek | Texas
"We're running almost 100% singulation and planting 36,000 right now with SRI of 18-185. That's pretty good. You know, the John Deere really doesn't ever get close to that."
Frequently Asked Questions
Inform Depth Decisions with SmartFirmer
Digging a few seeds per field does not give you a complete picture of whether your depth setting is correct. SmartFirmer is a seed firmer-sensor that measures the amount of moisture available to the seed, so you can adjust your depth correctly and know that you will have a consistent stand for your crop. Plant at the best depth for your conditions when you utilize the information from SmartFirmer displayed on your 20|20 monitor.» Learn More About SmartFirmer