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NEW TIME!: Exclusive unveiling of Deere’s new planter

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Update! Wanted everybody to know video of the actual introduction will be streamed live here on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 9:00 AM EASTERN TIME. So, come on back to watch it live!

 

 

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In mid-February John Deere is introducing an entirely new planter. They haven’t revealed any details yet. But what they are saying is that the planter will be revolutionary.

Having covered machinery introductions for over 30 years I expect this will be a huge launch . . .maybe even more monumental than the 1974 introduction of the MaxEmerge planter with its Tru-Vee double-disk openers and parallel linkage.

So what do you think the new planter will look like?

Share your thoughts and stay tuned for Successful Farming’s exclusive unveiling at this site.

Check back here as details develop.

Dave Mowitz, Successful Farming Magazine & The Machinery Show (on RFD-TV)

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will be an expensive paper weight if corn prices dont get up and run........

 

as for what would be revolutionary...................

 

ABILITY TO VRT interchangeable seed products ON THE FLY.................example, load 2 or 3 different hybrids on the planter............then as you move thru a variable field the different hybrids are interchanged as prescription dictates as well as VRT..........ON THE FLY and SEAMLESS

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Well deere did just buy the plant that was making the DB (Deere Bauer) seires planter so I bet they are taking that design and making it more common on all there planters. I was told that the DB seires was a plnater that you could run for life, and just the Deere ones would be a ten year planter then through away

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Yes, those DB planters are the standard of the industry. I'm working on an article for Successful Farming about their asking prices. Late model (1 to 3 year old) DB60 24R30 (24 row, 30 inch) are going for around $200,000. I saw a 2013 DB60 sell for $180,000 at auction just a month ago. They are a premium purchase . . .but are a premium machine.

Dave

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will be an expensive paper weight if corn prices dont get up and run........

 

as for what would be revolutionary...................

 

ABILITY TO VRT interchangeable seed products ON THE FLY.................example, load 2 or 3 different hybrids on the planter............then as you move thru a variable field the different hybrids are interchanged as prescription dictates as well as VRT..........ON THE FLY and SEAMLESS

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You aren't the only one who is wishing for a multi-hybrid planter, Mizzou! We've heard a lot of buzz about the concept. But so far, it's only a concept.

 

What other features do you think would be revolutionary? The new Deere planter is promoted as being faster. How fast do you think it can plant while maintaining planting accuracy?

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Jeesie; To answer the speed question.... Not as fast as their operator manual will say. This is based on observations, not actual experience. Maybe they will catch up to some of the other manufactures accuracy.
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i am sure its probably going to have e-drives with some sort of delivery system to the trench that allows for faster speeds

 

much like what PP is doing

 

as for speed and planting corn, how much faster do we need to get

 

we planted what, 40-45% of the nations corn crop in one week last spring

 

seems to me there is something to be said for slower speeds for no other fact than to spread planting date risk a bit

 

revolutionary would be a planter than can produce picket fence soybean stands with high resolution accuracy.

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Speaking of speeds, what speed do most people prefer? Not talking BTO's, I'm talking about producers who strive for quality not quantity. I try to run between 5 and 5-1/2 on all commodities, am I in the norm?
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3 in no till. Up to 5 on worked, soft dirt.
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LCF, I run a no-till operation, why do you travel at lesser speeds on those acres?  Before I switched to no-till I was using the same planter on conventional till acres running in the same speed range of 5-5.5 MPH with nearly identical results.

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