precision with simplicity
Powered by 20/20 SeedSense, vDrive brings single-row control to your vSet meters. It enables incredibly precise population control on curves, when your ground speed changes and with all variable rate prescriptions – even highly granular variable rate prescriptions.
With the vDrive system, you don’t need clutches, hydraulic motors and chains or cables. It uses a 12V electric motor that controls each row individually and eliminates the maintenance that chains and cables require.
The FieldView map shows the variation in population with a conventional drive system (multi-colored pass) and the consistent population of vDrive (one-color pass) on a curve. Populations can vary as much as 5000 to 8000 plants when planting a curve, which hurts yield potential. vSet maintains the prescribed population on each row at every spot around a curve. Conventional drive systems will plant too many seeds on the inside and too few on the outside.
- Precise individual row control for population and row shut-offs
- No maintenance. Get rid of chains, sprockets, hex shafts, and clutches!
- Say good bye to hydraulic drives
vDrive motor installed on every hopper and Single Row Module (SRM) on every row unit -
Shoup/John Deere row unit and hopper
vDrive Power Distribution Module (PDM)