The new Early Riser 5 Series planters from Case IH feature three key upgrades intended to help growers get crops in the ground accurately, uniformly and in less time.
First, to ensure proper seed singulation and reduce instances of skips or multiples, the AccuStat system helps farmers by mapping seed spacing in real time on the AFS Pro 700 display.
The Advanced Seed Meter singulation adjustment system allows for individual row adjustments without changing factors such as speed, vacuum or down-pressure across the machine. The system can be used to compare spacing quality between rows, speeds and plant populations.
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Second, upgraded bulk-fill delivery for models 1245, 1255 and 1265 includes an inductor design with improved sealing, filling and hose systems, delivering seed effectively from the tank to the mini hoppers. A variety of seeds can be fed to mini hoppers, including challenging sizes associated with crops such as sunflowers and sweet corn.
Third, new AccuDrive seed meter cable drive systems are aimed at efficiency and easy service. The cable rotates inside a protective rubber sheathing, and proper sealing ensures that units shut off on demand so seeds aren’t lost, says Rob Zemenchik, crop production marketing manager.
Row units are consistent with those found in previous models with a goal of achieving better uniformity than units on competitive planters.
"We’re gentle on the corn plant," Zemenchik says.
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