AGCO Introduces Precision Planting-ready Toolbars with White Planters Line
AGCO Corporation is bringing to market the new 9500VER and 9700VER (Vacuum Electric Ready) Precision Planting-ready toolbars within its White Planters line. The new toolbars meet the growing demand for Precision Planting technology in narrow- and wide-row configurations. The harness-free frame, 9500VER precision-ready toolbar is available in three sizes — 23-row, 15-inch row spacing; 24-row, 20-inch spacing and 24-row, 22-inch spacing. The 9700VER toolbar is available in five sizes — 12-row, with 30-inch, 36-inch, 38-inch or 40-inch row spacing and a 16-row with 30-inch row spacing.
Both the 9500VER and 9700VER toolbars consist of maintenance-free, all cast iron 9000 Series row units, but don’t include the drives or seed meters, so components aren’t duplicated when a White Planter is converted to include the latest Precision Planting components and systems.
“AGCO developed these toolbars so growers can customize a White Planter with the Precision Planting components they want in the row width right for their needs. This is a cost-effective option to converting an existing White Planter which can mean duplicating some components,” says Tom Draper, strategic marketing manager for Seeding and Tillage at AGCO. “Being able to configure the 9500VER and 9700VER toolbars with the exact components and systems they want gives growers tremendous flexibility and potential cost savings.”
The new 9500VER toolbar is equipped with a durable three-section, flex-and-forward-fold, 7-inch x 7-inch frame; a two-tank, 90-bushel, central-fill seed-delivery system (CFS); hydraulic lift and fold systems and folding marker selection. Two 45-bushel polyethylene hoppers are standard for the CFS on all 9500VER toolbars. The lids are easy to reach from the platform, and the oversized hopper openings make filling more convenient. Gauge wheels with equalizing walking beams, eight 12-ply tires and safety equipment round out the features found on the 9500VER toolbar.
The 9700VER toolbar features durable three-section, flexible, 7-inch x 7-inch hydraulic stack-folding wings and hydraulic fold system. The frame provides consistent toolbar height, maintaining row unit depth control across the width of the planter in varying terrain. Gauge wheels with four 9.5L x 15, 8-ply tires and safety equipment round out the features on this toolbar.
Both toolbars can be customized to fit the needs of nearly any production system. Add-on options include the Bullseye, WaveVision and SpeedTube seed tubes, the proven and reliable vSet meter, vDrive electronic drive system, vDrive Insecticide meters and DeltaForce hydraulic downforce from Precision Planting.
The vSet meter offers the industry’s most consistent seed singulation plus outstanding reliability for minimal downtime. The vDrive system allows row-by-row seed meter control, providing precise population control around headland curves, saving seed and ensuring ideal plant spacing for optimum yields. The DeltaForce hydraulic downforce control matches field conditions on-the-go to provide consistent seed depth placement for each individual row.
Additional options from Precision Planting available with the 9500VER and 9700VER toolbars are the fully integrated Precision Planting 20|20 monitor and FieldView data collection and mapping. The 20|20 monitor tracks and displays population, speed, skips, doubles, row unit ride, downforce and ground contact on the go, allowing the operator to adjust to achieve precise seeding and troubleshoot mechanical problems. FieldView is an iPad-based solution to real-time, high-definition mapping and data collection. It integrates seamlessly with 20|20.