Vanderfield takes latest planting technology on the road

As planning for summer crops gets underway in central and northern QLD, Vanderfield’s VNET team is hitting the road to showcase their latest John Deere planting technologies.

The ExactEmerge™ roadshow will run from August to October with the team visiting key regions including Emerald, Theodore, St George and the Darling Downs. Farmers will get to experience the John Deere 1725C ExactEmerge™ planter, and the innovative retrofit planter kit – ideal for growers looking for a more affordable upgrade option.

The ExactEmerge™ can plant at speeds up to 16km/h depending on ground conditions, while delivering incredibly accurate seed placement. This singulation is assisted by the strong pneumatic downforce applied by the airbags, and is ideal for cotton, corn, sorghum and soybean cropping. The ExactEmerge™ will also be teamed up with the new 2020 John Deere 8R series tractor at the roadshow.

This is a hands-on demo with plenty of time to trial the product in-field and really experience how it operates. Growers can also view all the critical live data delivered straight from the planter to the John Deere Generation 4 CommandCentre™ in-cab display and Seedstar4 & Connect Mobile interface.

For those not ready for a full planter upgrade or who like the flexibility of using 20kg fill bags, Vanderfield will be showcasing John Deere planter retrofit kits. This kit can be customised to suit your existing John Deere planter and hopper size, virtually turning your old chain drive spring downforce planter into a 2020 model with the electric drive and ExactEmerge™ delivery system. Chat to the VNET planter specialist team to see how they can customise the retrofit kit to suit your planting needs, or have a look at the retrofit kit here –

The roadshow kicked off on Thursday, 20th August in Emerald, followed by Thursday, 3rd September in Theodore. Our next event will be in St George on Wednesday 7 October from 10am.

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