Manual Down Force Adjustments Don’t Cut It
When seeding, it is painful to see some seeds on top of the ground, prompting you to need to increase down pressure, or in some cases, add suitcase weights. The problem is that before you got out of the cab and checked, you didn't know that the downforce was set incorrectly. Your goal is to get each seed into moisture so it will grow, but not to have so much downforce that the gauge wheel of the row unit is creating compaction that won't allow the plants to have a good root system. With a single downforce setting across the entire drill, it is challenging to get this correct.