Don't trade planters—upgrade what you already own
Ready Row Unit
Buying new planters is expensive and usually the row units and technology are the only things that need to be upgraded. The Precision Planting Ready Row Unit is a solution that allows you to keep your existing planter frame, but upgrade to new row units and technology, for a fraction of the cost of a new planter. You’ll have the planter that you want and save a ton of money.
Trading Planters Doesn’t Make Sense
Stop at any farm shop in the winter and one of the common activities you will find is a planter being prepped for spring. The planter row units are being gone through to make sure that all of the wear parts are in tip top shape; bushings, bearings, bolts, openers, gauge wheel arms all need to be at their peak in order to ensure the row unit will set the stage for consistent emergence and high yields.
Keep Your Planter, Spend Money on What Makes You Money
When many farmers trade planters, the goal is to get an updated row unit that doesn’t need maintenance this season while also updating to the latest technology. Typically the toolbar of the planter is in great shape. What if you could get the updated row unit and technology you want, without the expense and hassle of trading planters?
The Precision Planting Ready Row Unit solves both issues: replace your current row units with a retrofit row unit and then build on that row unit with the latest technology
Customized to Your Farm
This row unit upgrade allows you to take your current planter, remove the row units, and add new row units that are ready to be equipped with the technology and systems that you desire. You have the ability to work with a Precision Planting dealer to customize your planter to your needs with different gauge wheels, closing systems, row cleaners, and of course the Precision Planting technology to make your newly built planter maximize each seed.
Consistent planting depth is critical to uniform emergence and stand establishment. Mechanical variation in the manufacturing process and wear on disk openers and the depth adjustment linkage can all lead to planting shallower than the depth setting. The Precision Planting Ready Row Unit features a depth calibration system which allows every row unit to be calibrated to the same depth before going to the field.
This photo illustrates the emergence variation between two rows of the same planter set at the same depth setting but with true planting depths varied by 5/8” between rows.
How Depth Calibration Works
The calibration system ensures that the Precision Planting Ready Row Unit has every row planting consistently before going to the field. A simple mechanism on the row unit allows you to turn a lock nut to get the depth true; once that is complete, you have confidence all season long that the depth you have set the row unit at is the depth it is planting.
- Cast Iron Row Unit
- 14” parallel arms
- 16” Disk openers
- 11” of row unit travel
- Gauge wheel options- 3” or 4.5”
- Optional gauge wheel scrapers
- Closing wheel options- rubber, cast iron, or none (add aftermarket)
- Universal faceplate – many row cleaner and fertilizer coulter options
- Manufactured in AGCO’s Beloit, KS factory, a state of the art facility which is ISO 9001 certified for meeting strict quality standards