VE White Planters – “Built for Speed”
This year's AGCO Crop Tour with the new VE White Planters has provided us with some key takeaways about high speed planting.
VE White Planters – “Built for Speed”This year's AGCO Crop Tour with the new VE White Planters has provided us with some key takeaways about high speed planting.
The performance of the new VE White Planters is tremendous!
- CleanSweep residue managers are adjustable on-the-go right from the tractor cab. Residue isn’t an issue. Too much, or very little, they adjust to most all conditions.
- DeltaForce. You have to see it to believe it. It monitors both up and down force automatically or manually if preferred.
- vSet and vDrive. You have the benefit of an electric motor on each row that drives the row unit. So, in other words – instead of a 16 row planter, you have 16 planters on a 16 row bar.
- SpeedTube, what a great invention! I planted up to 11.7mph, and maintained 99.6% singulation and 99% spacing. It is incredible to see. That is the secret – you have to experience this planter to see all this information.
During the ride, row #7 was only planting about 92%. A piece of silicone was found in the meter. Unfortunately, contamination sometimes finds its way into seed. Right away, the 20/20 monitor told us something was not quite right. The 20/20 monitor is great from singulation to DeltaForce speed, and it maps all at the same time.
The experience I gained from this has been fantastic. If VE series White Planters equipped with SpeedTube can now plant twice as fast, and still maintain accuracy, then the future of high speed planting has arrived.
I want to thank our customer Shanon Maloy, and my dealer Agland Imp at New Hampton, Iowa.
Watch the VE Series White Planters in action.
By: Randy Peterson