Control Packages Sres

SRES Control Packages

Every planter needs a control package.

The seed industry is rapidly changing. Many research locations are being asked to double their number of plots in the next few years. Others are switching crops altogether. Flexibility and upgradeability have become more and more important. At SRES, every planter marries to the next upgrade, meaning that you could start from a step-1 classic planter, and we can upgrade you all the way to an advanced planter, seamlessly. But remember, a cone planter will always be a cone planter.

Browse Planter Research Control Packages

Since all SRES planters start with the same cover assembly, the defining difference is the control package:

  • Step 4 Controls

    Most technologically advanced yet simplest to use controls. 100% GPS controlled variable rate planter.

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  • Advanced+ Controls

    The old reliable with an added update. Computer controlled with hydraulic drive.

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  • Classic Aire Controls

    The “step” between Classic & Advanced+ controls. Classic Aire has air actuators and a PLC also adds an alley wiper.

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  • Classic Controls

    Precision alternative for a cone planter. The Classic Controls has electric actuators and a PLC.

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  • Strip Controls

    Simplest of all controls. Makes cleanout a breeze.

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  • Drill/Cone Controls

    Precision alternative for a cone planter. The Classic controls have electric actuators and a PLC.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I change populations from plot to plot?

    The advanced series planter can change populations from plot to plot without stopping. To change populations on the classic planter, the operator must change sprockets.

  • Is it possible to set the planter settings before going to the field?

    The advanced series planter can be set almost completely before going to the field. The classic series planter needs to be set once you have ground to try it on.

  • Can I use one plate to plant all plots?

    Yes and no. If you are planting one type of seed you can use the same seed plate. In other words, if you are planting corn plots, you use the same seed plate for all of your plots. If you are planting different types of seed like corn plots and tomato plots, then the seed plate holes are sized to match seed size, e.g., a tomato seed would use a smaller hole than a corn seed. The number of holes in the seed plate are matched to the desired population and planting speed. The optimum rpm of the seed plate is between 10 and 30.

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