The design of the seed tube slows the descent of the seed to prevent it from bouncing out of the seed trench. The seed is placed at the widest point of the trench, directly below the opener blade axle to provide the best environment for fast, even emergence and optimal seedling growth. Fertilizer can be placed with the seed in the furrow for maximum efficiency.
Two adjustable springs on the parallel linkage and a hydraulic cylinder on each toolbar provide precise down pressure of up to 450 pounds per row unit, allowing the drill to work well in no-till operations. The pressure is constant throughout the entire range of cylinder travel and is controlled by the operator on the go. A display on the down pressure control box allows the operator to monitor down force on the toolbars.
Patented soil-control devices contain all of the soil that's displaced from the disc openers so it can be used to cover the seed trench. This feature allows the Heads-Up Opener to travel at faster speeds than competitive units without worry of blowing the soil too far outside of the row to properly close the furrow.
The patented soil control devices and pivoting closing wheels work together to properly pack black soil over the seed, creating the ideal environment for quick emergence, even in no-till conditions.
Optional blockage monitors detect relative flow of seed and/or fertilizer to each opener. This means the technology not only shows you whether or not material is flowing, but it also alerts you if the flow is less than your target rate.
What people say about Concord Seeding equipment
“The Concord has minimal moving parts. It’s basically a trouble-free machine. We have a 50-foot drill that we can run 8 or 9 mph. I’ve seeded 500 acres of soybeans in a day.”
“It’s the best drill I’ve ever been around as far as seed placement and uniformity without disturbing the soil so much. Seed to soil contact is really good with this machine.”
“We had already run a Concord and knew what we were getting. The packer tires run well without any trouble. It’s a very maintenance-free drill.”