At the 2009 Farm Journal Corn College, farmers got an exclusive look at Great Plains Manufacturing's entry into the air seed metering market. In a first for the company, Great Plains has developed an air seed metering system, Air-Pro. Unlike vacuum metering systems, Air-Pro uses positive air delivery, and the system requires a single fan for both bulk seed delivery and seed metering.
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The company says its new metering system can deliver precise seed placement when paired with ClearShot seed tubes at planting speeds up to 5.5 mph. The meter is designed with simplicity of assembly in mind. The meter wheels can be installed and removed with a simple twist, and meter tests have shown great brush durability.
In the field, the meter requires two adjustments: inches of air and height of the seed pool.
All Yield-Pro models feature automatic air pressure settings. Air-Pro seed metering is available for the following models in the Great Plains line: YP-4025A, YP-2425A, YP-1625A, YP-1225A, 3PYPA, 2525A and 2025A. The Air-Pro metering system has meter wheels for the
following seeds: small round corn, large flat corn, large round corn, soybeans and milo, and other crops being developed. Sun and rain cap included.
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