Precision Planting FurrowForce is an automated row by row control system that provides visibility to closing performance on a 20|20 display in the cab.
FurrowForce uses two stages to both close the furrow and manage soil density. The first stage pinch wheels are set wider than traditional systems and move soil horizontally to remove air gaps. Following are the second stage stitch wheels that create the proper soil density for moisture retention and speedy germination. The stitch wheels have a load cell which measures the weight carried on them. When there is weight on the stitch wheels, it ensures that the first stage pinch wheels are cutting into the soil at the proper depth. A control valve on each row pairs with the load cell to change the force applied to FurrowForce to maintain consistent soil firming across the planter and in changing environments in the field, with sub-second response time.
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