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High-Speed Planter Maintenance

From a maintenance perspective, using the electric-driven meters on the new John Deere ExactEmerge planters and planters equipped with Precision Planting SpeedTube should be easier. You won’t have any chains, hex shafts, or cables to replace. If something goes wrong with one of the two motors on a row, you simply take off the faulty motor and bolt on a replacement.

One thing to watch out for is that increasing speed may increase wear. “You may be accomplishing a lot more acres with the same planter, so you will want to take that into account with your maintenance schedule,” explains Jason Stoller, Precision Planting.

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