MaxEmerge™ 5 row-unit
The MaxEmerge family of row-units have never seen a more versatile and efficient design until the MaxEmerge 5. The 5-family row-units improve productivity, increase uptime and lower the cost of ownership like never before. The MaxEmerge 5 row-unit was designed for improved performance and serviceability.
The vacuum meter system gently pulls and holds individual seeds to the holes of the seed disk for population control and spacing accuracy, equaling better crop stands and profit. Vacuum seed meters can plant a wide variety of crops and seed types by simply changing seed disks and adjusting vacuum level. Vacuum seed meters are available for planters with MaxEmerge 5 row-units.
The MaxEmerge 5 meter shape has also been redesigned for better seed flow. The mini-hopper design allows the planter to successfully operate on side hills up to 14 degrees.
1785 Drawn Rigid Frame Planter
The 1785 Rigid Frame Planter features a 7.6-cm x 17.8-cm (3-in. x 7-in.) front frame for fertiliser, a 17.8-cm x 17.8-cm (7-in. x 7-in.) rear frame, and heavy-duty drop-axle lift system.
Large-frame carrying wheels provide good flotation and are located in front of the 17.8-cm x 17.8-cm (7-in. x 7-in.) frame tube to maximise planting unit location. The 1785 is a versatile planter recommended for conventional, reduced-till, double-crop, and no-till planting conditions.
Alternating row-units are equipped with long parallel arms so they are offset to the rear of the machine approximately 17.8 cm (7 in.). This alternate spacing permits trash and soft soil to flow easily through the narrow row spacings of 38.1 cm, 45.7 cm, and 48.3 cm (15 in., 18 in., and 19 in.). All rows are in line for easy bulk seed filling.
SeedStar™ 2 monitoring system
The SeedStar 2 monitoring system is a full-feature, color, seed population monitor used in conjunction with the GreenStar family of displays. SeedStar 2 is compatible with the GreenStar 2 1800 and 2600 Displays, GreenStar 3 2630 Display, the Gen 4 4200 CommandCenter™ Display, the Gen 4 4600 CommandCenter Display, the 4240 Universal Display, and the 4640 Universal Display. Conveniently, SeedStar 2 planting functions are fully integrated with the full spectrum of Precision Ag Technology applications—guidance, coverage maps, and field documentation can be shown all on one display.
Seed variable-rate drive (VRD) with half- or three-width disconnect
The seed variable-rate drive provides the ultimate planting productivity by utilising one, two or three hydraulic motors (varies by model) to turn the seeding drive shaft. Hydraulic control of the seeding drive allows for on-the-go seeding rate changes right from the display mounted inside the tractor cab.
Combine this seeding flexibility with the map-based planting option, and seeding rates adjust automatically based on a prescription map.
Granular fertiliser systems
Granular fertiliser hopper and transmission
Granular fertiliser is available for 1755, 1775, and 1785 Planters. Fertiliser hoppers/tanks and selected other equipment may not be installed to facilitate shipping. Fertiliser attachments place fertilizer only on 76.2-cm, 91.4-cm, or 96.5-cm (30-in., 36-in., or 38-in.) spacings. Some planter frame and row spacing combinations result in the opener offset 10.1 cm to 15.2 cm (4 in. to 6 in.) from the centerline of the Tru-Vee opener.
Hoppers hold approximately 249.5 kg (550 lb) of fertiliser for longer operating time between fill-ups. One hopper feeds two rows. Hopper lids provide a large opening for fast filling with less spillage. Hoppers pivot for easy dumping and cleaning.
Granular chemical application systems
MaxEmerge™ 5 planters with 56.4-L (1.6-bu) seed hoppers are available with a variety of granular chemical application attachments that allow operators to apply insecticide only, herbicide only, or insecticide and herbicide at the same time.
There are two different types of rollers available for the chemical meter. Of the two meter rollers, the cupped roller will cover about 95 percent of producer chemical application needs. The cupped roller/meter will reduce chemical leakage on the end rows and in transport.
A unique drive system automatically engages and disengages for each hopper. There is also an easy-to-reach push/pull knob for disengaging the drive when it is desirable to discontinue chemical application.