Producers running John Deere, Kinze and CNH planters have access to a significant jump in seed placement technology with Precision Planting's new vDrive, an electric drive for the 20/20 Seed Sense and vSet meters.
Jason Stoller, Precision Planting's product manager says "This brings single-row control and much more prcise population control to the vSet meter. Regardless of curves, ground speed or prescription zone, vDrive actuates each vSet meter to plant precisely to the prescribed population."
SeedSense draws on GPS, radar and gyro inputs to calculate each row's velocity. The vDrive module is sealed from dust and moisture inside the vDrive and is designed to maintain accurate population for each row in each foot of the field.
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