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PssAg SeederForce DownForce Control

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41, Rifle Range Road, Inverell NSW 2360, 2360, NSW
PssAg SeederForce DownForce Control
PssAg SeederForce DownForce Control

Setting air seeder downforce only allows one setting across the entire machine
SeederForce automatically adjusts the downforce on sections or rows of the air seeder
SeederForce pairs with 20|20 to control downforce and also show seed distribution
Manual Down Force Adjustments Donít Cut It
When seeding, it is painful to see some seeds on top of the ground, prompting you to need to increase down pressure, or in some cases, add suitcase weights. The problem is that before you got out of the cab and checked, you didn't know that the downforce was set incorrectly. Your goal is to get each seed into moisture so it will grow, but not to have so much downforce that the gauge wheel of the row unit is creating compaction that won't allow the plants to have a good root system. With a single downforce setting across the entire drill, it is challenging to get this correct.

Identifying The Problem
Precision Planting saw this as an issue as we worked with growers in the plains, and has spent years digging into the issue of downforce settings on seeders and doing testing and development in those states. The result is SeederForce, an automated downforce control system that can be added to your seeder or drill to give you control of downforce and to prevent seeds on top of the ground, and eliminate sidewall compaction.

Measurements Lead to Adjustments
SeederForce uses load cells on the row units of the drill to measure how much weight is on the gauge wheel. By maintaining a consistent amount of weight on the gauge wheel, you can be confident that you are placing seeds at seeding depth because, in order to have weight on the gauge wheel, the disk opener has to first be creating a seed trench at the depth that it is set. From the cab of the tractor on the 20|20 display, the operator selects how much gauge wheel weight they want to have on the wheels of the drill and the SeederForce system makes automatic adjustments from there to maintain the desired weight.

Choose Section or Row by Row