What row width spacings and number of rows setups are there (Is it the same as the 1770NT)?
Can you get liquid fertilizer?
When will my dealer be able to work on a quote (he said he thought it would be june, but that seems like a rediculously long time)?
Can it change population on the go in April based on August heat and precipitation? Does it have a coffee maker? and the most important question of all ---- Will it pay for itself?
Deere, like everybody else is thrilled with being able to do new things and can't wait for the day that sitting in front of a computer, operating a tractor on the screen, from Disney World is reality. These are very dangerous times economically?
Most every improvement on the maximerge type planter has been for operator convenience as well as performance. Looking at corn stands these days can you really tell by the crop if the planter is new or 20 years old?
Deere is just riding the tech wave as far as it can because it is boosting sales. It is really hard to see what is an actual economic improvement for the producer, and what is stroking the ego.
These are amazing and interesting times out there on the cutting edge. The chopping block of the industry.
SW funny you should mention this. I see it all the time. The newest planters dont always do a better job than the 20 year old planters. 10 miles an hour might work in Illinois where the ground is flat and black. It wouldnt work on a few fields around me where you cant walk across an 80 without stepping on stone. I can just see the BTO's hired man trying to plant 10 miles an hour on some of that stony ground: first the disk openers would fly off, then the tires fall off... then the tractor would overheat and bust into flames all before the hired man could finish his text...OK OK thats a little overboard lol!
Looks like one of the many shows is about to start here in smoke town.