Seeder and planter: new unit from Clean Seed ups the ante

Planters and seeders both have their strengths and weaknesses, but with the newest Clean Seed equipment release, the Smart Seeder MAX, you don’t have to choose.

Colin Rush, chief operating officer for Clean Seed Agricultural Technologies, joined Shaun Haney to talk about the customer-driven features this new unit has. For the first time, images and video are being released to showcase this new product that will hit the fields in 2021.

An evolution of the previously released CX-6 Smart Seeder, the Smart Seeder MAX offers both volumetric and singulation seeding methods and six different in-furrow settings — enabling product placement where you want it, says Rush.

“We’ve enhanced our software for easy control of all different products, makes things like inter-cropping super easy,” says Rush. So if you wanted to have a different crop every row, up to five different products, you could. (more below player)

“We really think this is going to be the tool that’s going to push the boundaries of agronomy once it gets out there for the customers,” says Rush.

After focus groups and lots of feedback from customers, Clean Seed tweaked some of the electronic controls. The options with this seeder are endless, says Rush, and configuration when it arrives on the farm only takes minutes. “You can really open up agronomy in your field, you’re in control, for the first time,” says Rush.

The first unit available for this coming spring will be 60 feet wide on twelve inch spacing, with a 40 foot unit coming soon for eastern markets. A larger model will be available in the future.

Another customer request was a larger tank capacity. For most crops, 100 acres up to quarter section fill is feasible. Tanks come in a range of sizes for this unit — anywhere from a 760 bushel, 5 compartment tank to 325 bushels down to even a 40 bushel tank for different products. Not to be overlooked, the software for the unit also received an upgrade.

A general introduction to the unit will be viewable from your living room or tractor cab on social media for now. Clean Seed says there will be some dealership announcements coming soon.

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