Planter Maintenance with Precision Planting

The Planter Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting.

Precision Planting, LLC is the leading provider of practical and effective precision ag technologies to help make farmers smarter every season. New technologies from Precision Planting are opening doors for farmers to take advantage of the data they collect on every field pass, from planting to harvest, and to use that data to increase production and profit potential by better managing input costs and ensuring the seeds they plant maintain their top-end yield potential at emergence and beyond.

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How to Check Your Seed Tube Guards

Your seed tube guards play a critical role in creating a proper furrow and achieving proper seed placement. Check the condition of your seed tubes before you take to the field. The Planter Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting.


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Make Sure Your Gauge Wheels are Shimmed Correctly

If you can see a gap between the gauge wheel and the disc opener on your planter's row units, dry soil will be allowed to enter into the seed furrow, creating an environment with uneven heat and moisture. These tips show you how to prevent this problem. The Planter Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting.


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Is Your Row Unit Lying to You?

Did you know that your row units are potentially lying to you? You may think you know where they're placing seed, but unseen wear on the gauge wheel arm, depth rocker and pivot bolt may mean seed is being placed unevenly across the width of the planter. The Planter Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting.


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How to Check Your Seed Tubes and Seed Tube Guards for Wear

As your planter goes through the field, the turning disc openers can contact the bottom of the seed tube, which can eventually wear off the end of the seed tube. For good seed placement, inspect your seed tubes to make sure there's no wear at the bottom of them. The Planter Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting.


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Aligning and Adjusting Your Closing Wheels

The closing system at the back of your planter's row units is a key factor in getting good crop emergence. Once the seeds are placed in the furrow, it’s important that the closing system is in proper condition to close the furrow with good seed-to-soil contact. The Planter Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting.


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