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RowCommand[TM] individual row-control system.

John Deere Seeding Group

Moline, Illinois, USA


RowCommand[TM] individual row-control system uses electrically actuated wrap-spring clutches integrated into the seed meter drive gearboxes located on each planter row unit, along with Swath Control Pro[TM] are to provide operators the ability to start and stop seeding of individual rows or groups of rows based on GPS mapping. This prevents double planting in end rows, especially in odd-shaped fields, as well as planting through waterways and other obstacles where seeding is unnecessary or undesirable. RowCommand[TM] offers the unique ability to configure the 16 control sections as the operator desires. For example, rows can be paired together into groups of 2 or 3 across the entire planter, or the outermost rows can be paired together, with the remaining inner rows controlled individually. RowCommand[TM] is the only system in the industry today with section configuration through software. This provides a fully integrated, Deere-supported solution for individual row control that is available as a factory-installed option or as an attachment for field conversion.

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Title Annotation:OUTSTANDING INNOVATIONS; software controlled planting of seeds
Publication:Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Jun 1, 2009
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