Our Farm Progress Present 2021 protection continues with AGCO’s Momentum Planter, that has a season of planting underneath its belt already.
AGCO says that the design and versatility of the planter establishes a brand new customary for seed placement accuracy, and gives applied sciences to beat adversarial planting situations for emergence.
“A couple key features, like the game-changing features for Momentum, is the in-line tandems,” says Arthur Santos, seeding and tillage advertising supervisor for AGCO. Large in-line tandem wheels journey in entrance of the row models, eliminating pinch rows, not like the standard side-by-side duals for centre transport.
The Fendt Momentum may be outfitted with a central tire inflation system, which adjusts tire inflation for the street or the sector, and helps in lowering compaction.
“When we deflate the tires, we’re stretching that footprint, and it elongates, and that’s turning this planter into, almost a track planter, because it increases the traction,” says Santos. Computerized weight switch and a vertical contouring toolbar, which may flex as much as 65.9 inches, assist to handle the general weight of the planter.
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Santos says that at present, the Momentum “hits the spot” within the U.S.’ corn belt, attributable to its giant capability, permitting fewer re-fill stops. Twin seed tanks maintain 65 bushels every, whereas the fertilizer tank holds 1,000 gallons of liquid, for extra acres planted between fills.
“We’re also getting our hands on the canola market,” says Santos, including that the Momentum has potential in Western Canada. After partnering with a vendor in Manitoba, the canola trials present promise as a result of planter’s 99 per cent singulation and seed-placing accuracy, and even crop emergence consequently.
“Canola seed isn’t getting any cheaper, so the idea here is that we hit the agronomic solution, but at the same time, there’s a big economic impact there,” says Santos.
An important factor for a canola planting season was the client expertise, says Santos. Having a profitable planting season start-up, and having the vendor near the planting operator, have been some key classes discovered from the primary 12 months of Momentum within the discipline.
The eight fashions for 2021 embrace 16-, 24-, 32-, 36- and 48-row configurations, with row spacings of 15, 20, 22 and 30 inches, all obtainable with liquid fertilizer. The narrow-transport planters fold to a compact 12 by 12-foot bundle, for navigating slender roads or discipline entrances.
Dealerships have pre-ordered the Momentum planter from AGCO and mannequin 12 months 2022 may be ordered now.