More Deere Planters Get ExactEmerge Retrofit Kit

John Deere recently announced that additional ExactEmerge-enabling Retrofit Kits are now available for additional late model John Deere planters. Now, model year 2011 and newer 1770NT CCS and 1790 planters, as well as model year 2012 and newer DB Series planters can utilize ExactEmerge.

“Producers realize that seed depth accuracy, spacing, and population are critically important,” says Adam Sipes, product specialist with John Deere Seeding Group. “Crop residue management and timely planting also help to achieve maximum yield. By retrofitting their late model John Deere planter with ExactEmerge components, customers can expect up to a 100% increase in planting speed, at least a 10% improvement in seed spacing accuracy, and improved performance on side hills, all without impacting depth control.”

ExactEmerge conversion components include meter and hopper assemblies, cartridge assemblies, 56v electric drives and row unit controller assemblies, scrapers, cartridge guards, and mounting hardware. Other components include planter controller with SeedStar 3 HP, backbone harness and tractor power generation harnessing, vacuum automation, and curve compensation capability. This conversion kit provides corn and soybean producers with the latest performance-enhancing ExactEmerge technology that allows them to significantly increase productivity and crop yields through more timely and accurate seed placement.

“Producers realize that seed depth accuracy, spacing, and population are critically important. Crop residue management and timely planting also help to achieve maximum yield,” says Adam Sipes, product specialist with John Deere Seeding Group. “By retrofitting their late model John Deere planter with ExactEmerge components, customers can expect up to a 100 percent increase in planting speed, at least a 10 percent improvement in seed spacing accuracy, and improved performance on side hills, all without impacting depth control.”

Kits require the use of tractor power generation and GreenStar 3 2630 Display for full operation. Depending on model of planter and tractor, additional components may be needed to complete the retrofit.

For more information visit www.JohnDeere.com/Ag or your dealer.

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