Precision Shank Drill Wins AE50 Award

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has announced the 2019 AE50 Award winners. This award, which is in its 33rd year, is presented to the best innovations in engineering and technology for agricultural, food, and biological systems. Approximately 50 products are selected each year for this prestigious award.

The Concord Precision Shank Drill (PSD) blends the best features of the legendary concord® air seeder with modern technology, all with no daily maintenance needed. The row units incorporate multiple features that make this 61-foot PSD perform precisely, even at higher operating speeds. The independent-link row units provide precise depth control, exceptional ground following, smoother field finish, and better packer wheel performance, which all lead to better seed placement. Each row unit uses individual rippled coulters with active hydraulic down pressure to slice trash and fracture the soil ahead of the opener to keep residue flowing and minimize soil blowout. Independent closing discs capture the soil displaced by the opener so that it can be properly packed over the seed. Learn more about our award winning Precision Shank Drill here.


The Concord name pioneered the air seeder market starting in 1977. Today, the Concord brand is part of the Väderstad group. The company now known as Väderstad Inc., will continue to innovate and provide the high-quality products and levels of service and support that the Concord, Wil-Rich and Wishek brands have been known for in the quest to be the world's leading partner for an outstanding emergence.

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