Precision Planting: New White Planters for 2017
The amazingly innovative White Planters 9800VE takes performance—and yields—to unprecedented levels.
By Tharran E. Gaines
Capturing the full yield potential of every seed planted is the key to maximum yields in any crop. To that end, the new White Planters™ 9800VE Series features the latest in seed-placement technologies, plus the simple maintenance and operation White Planters has provided customers for more than 40 years.
The 9800VE Series planters incorporate a full range of attachments to fit virtually any production system. The new 9812VE-30, 9816VE-30 and 9824VE-30 models (12-row, 16-row and 24-row configurations) are built on three-section frames that flex 21 degrees up or down at each wing for consistent planting depth, even over irregular terrain.
The 9800VE Series also includes state-of-the-art advancements in planting technologies. Many of the innovations found on the 9800VE Series are the result of AGCO’s latest investment in planting technology available from Precision Planting,® says Larry Kuster, marketing product specialist.
“White Planters have always been recognized in the industry for their simplicity and reliability,” he explains. “At the same time, our partner, Precision Planting, is known as one of the best in the business for precision components.”
More specifically, Kuster highlights the reliable vSet® seed meters, which offer the industry’s most consistent seed singulation, and the new vDrive® electronic drive system that allows prescription planting to match plant population to the soil’s yield potential. The vDrive also provides independent row shutoff to prevent overplanting point rows and end rows, saving seed and ensuring even plant spacing for optimum yields.
“To ensure consistent seed depth placement for each individual row, regardless of field conditions or soil compaction, 9800VE Series planters can also be equipped with Precision Planting’s DeltaForce® hydraulic downforce control system as an option,” Kuster continues. “This system automatically compensates within seconds for soil variation caused by wheel track, changes in soil type, soil moisture and varying amounts of crop residue across the field.”
For more details, see your White Planter dealer or log onto white-planters.com.