20/20 RowFlow combines with 20/20 SeedSense to provide automatic control of variable rate drive systems (to change plant populations) and swath control (to shut off individual rows or sections of the planter).
Variable Rate and swath control prescriptions offer great yield improvement and increased efficiency potential, but costly and complex control systems hinder your ability to add these features to your operation
- Now, use the power of your 20/20 SeedSense to control your air or electric clutches. Simple hardware upgrades make it easy and MUCH less expensive to add perscription control. And the intuitive SeedSense display provides improved control over your swath control system.
- We have all been frustrated by expensive unlock fees and extra hardware. RowFlow allows you to run swath control or variable rate populations or both with the same hardware package. And you can always add VR or swath to your existing RowFlow system without any additional software expense.
- If you know you could make money with variable rate populations but were stymied by the complexity of generating perscription maps, stay tuned. We are introducing a simple three-click process where you can access your soil types and make population assignments to your yield zones. Check back soon for details.
Now, the 20/20 RowFlow simplifies these technologies
- RowFlow and SeedSense work together to provide prescription control of BOTH variable rate and swath control without software unlock fees.
- RowFlow and SeedSense eliminate the need for a GreenStar or Ag Leader Insight monitor – which can save customers thousands of dollars.
- RowFlow and SeedSense will offer a simple variable rate prescriptions web application that will allow anyone to develop the files needed to capture the extra yield and value that are possible from VR.
20/20 Air Force System
Root zone compaction is caused when there is excessive downforce applied to the row unit during planting. That compaction cuts yields by:
- Reducing germination rates and lowering plant count
- Increasing plant stress reducing ear girth and length
- Stressing plants at pollination during dry years with hot summers
Until now, corn growers had no way to measure the amount of weight carried by the row units . . . and no way to increase or decrease weight for each soil type and tillage condition.
The 20/20 SeedSense® system teams with 20/20 AirForce to automatically measure and manage down force to make sure you run as light as possible, while maintaining the ground contact that assures uniform seeding depth.
SeedSense includes smart pins that measure the weight on the row unit and calculates the amount of excess weight that could be removed while still maintaining full planting depth.
AirForce takes the information from SeedSense and uses air to automatically increase or decrease the weight on the row unit. So the row units run as light as possible . . . with just enough weight to keep the row units proper depth
BullsEye Seed Tube
This seed tube fixes two big problems — seed-tube bounce and excessive wear.
Too often, seeds hit the sensor on their way down the seed tube. When this happens, seeds ricochet down the tube causing the familiar skip/double pattern in the field. The BullsEye reduces these errors with a simple offset that moves the sensor out of the way of the seed path.
The second improvement is at the bottom of the seed tube.
We’ve inserted tungsten carbide wear tips that prevent the double-disk opener from wearing through the tip of the seed tube. It’s a simple solution to an annoying and expensive problem
The BullsEye Seed Tube Advantage
These photos show the advantage of Tungsten Carbide. The BullsEye seed tube on the right has 92 acres of use with no significant wear. The standard seed tube on the left was run in the same row unit as the BullsEye and is shot after just 16 acres. That little flap at the bottom of the seed tube can send seeds flying.
Keeton Seed Firmer
Only Keeton can firm the seed to the bottom of the trench. A thin piece of plastic slides down the seed trench, trapping seeds as they exit the seed tube and firming them into the bottom of the "V." In fact, the Keeton Seed Firmer is the only device that can contact the seed for true firming performance.
The original poly seed firmer has:
- the right kind of poly to hold its shape, withstand abrasive soil and keep the proper amount of tension over the seed.
- the right "attack" angle to properly guide the seed to the trench.
- the right shape to protect the "V" of the seed trench and to prevent plugging.
And the Keeton Seed Firmer won’t collapse the seed trench and drag dry, chemical-laden soil in around your seeds.
Keeton Seed Firmers. So simple, they simply work.