Photo taken from Late Spring 2010 Farm Journal.
Adding the ability to control row cleaner settings from the cab, Precision Planting Inc., introduces CleanSweep. The system uses a pneumatic cylinder to increase or decrease the force on row cleaners. Operators can observe conditions and row cleaner performance to make adjustments on-the-go. Models are currently available for the following row cleaners: Martin C125 MTS, MTS-XP and MTS-IH; Martin C125 MTR, MTR-XP and MTR-IH; and Yetter Titan 2967-035. Larger, 3½" treader wheels are available. Contact: a Precision Planting dealer or visit www.precisionplanting.com.
Photo and caption taken from Mid-February 2007 Farm Journal.
Raven Autoboom Glide
Raven’s Autoboom Glide Series provides hydraulic boom leveling and height control of spray booms.The series is modeled after its predecessor—the G1 and G2 Autoboom Series—but it features simpler installation, calibration and operation procedures. The Glide series can be operated alone or integrated with the Viper, the Envizio Plus and the SCS 4000 Series controllers.The kit includes three systems for maximum results: the PowerGlide, the PowerGlide Plus and the UltraGlide. The base price for a complete kit is $3,250. Contact: Raven Industries; P.O. Box 5107; Sioux Falls, SD 57117; (800) 243-5435; www. ravenprecision.com/us.
Photo and caption taken from March 2009 Farm Journal.
Ag Leader SureStop Electric Row Clutch
Ag Leader Technology introduces the SureStop electric row clutch for row-crop planters. SureStop clutches are designed for chain drive seed meters and install on the inside of the row unit between the seed meter and the drill shaft sprocket. Electric clutches require a 12-volt power supply but not an air compressor tank. SureStop clutches are a component of Ag Leader’s SeedCommand system, which uses GPS to turn planter sections on and off based on field maps and planted areas. The system is compatible with the Edge or Vision displays. The SeedCommand system controls up to 36 sections. The customized installation kit includes the clutch, wiring harness and two precut chains. List price: $308 per row. Contact: Ag Leader Technology, P.O. Box 2348, Ames, IA 50010; (515) 232- 5363; www.agleader.com.