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Better stands begin with improved planting accuracy: Plants have a 7% Higher Seed Survival Rate2 and 9% Higher Grain Yields1 when planted at the optimum time, depth and spacing.
With a John Deere Performance Upgrade, you get the benefits of the latest planter technology without having to replace your current planter. At the end of the day that means you can reduce your risk and…
Recent agronomic studies have found that planting within the optimum weather window and achieving uniform emergence are the two leading contributors to maximizing yields.1 John Deere makes it easier to get that strong start with Performance Upgrade Kits for your planter. Our Kits allow you and your dealer to fit the planter you already own with the latest row unit technology, helping you get the best possible stand and the strongest return on your investment.
If your planting window is measured in days instead of weeks, the ExactEmerge™ Row Units can get you in and out of the field quickly, with pinpoint population and spacing accuracy. The brush belt delivery system drops seed precisely into the trench with little to no ‘rolling,’ enabling accuracy at any planting speed. With higher productivity and more accurate spacing, your yield potential will improve.2
Individual Row Hydraulic Downforce helps ensure consistent planting depth and optimal seed-to-soil contact, even in rapidly changing field conditions. IRHD adjusts downforce up to 5 times per second, and can make a 100-pound adjustment in less than 1 second…nearly 58% faster than Active Pneumatic Downforce*. Our built-in accumulator helps take shock out of your row unit, and assists with your planter overall ride. You wouldn’t drive your truck without shocks, so don’t take your planter to the field without IRHD!
What kit is right for you? Give your dealer a call and schedule an evaluation. Together, you can decide what Performance Upgrade fits your needs and operation.
Schedule an evaluation of your current equipment with your John Deere dealer.
Our trained technicians will help you determine the best upgrade solution for you operation
Add the latest technology and replace worn parts at the same time
Strengthen ROI, reduce input costs and improve yields* with new-to-you performance
*Internal comparison of ExactEmerge and MaxEmerge 5e row units and components with original MaxEmerge row units and components, based on field and growing conditions. Individual results may vary.