12 Jul 2210 min 10 sec

Kevin takes a close look at each of the components that make up


SelectShot system as installed on his JohnDeere ExactEmerge planter this spring. The unique add-on system delivers a shot of fertilizer as each seed is dropped into the furrow, reducing fertilizer use when compared to the traditional "dribble" approach that is used by most in-furrow planter systems.

00:00 Got an extreme AG Field Report here today. We got our territory sales manager here with capstan ag and we're going to talk about the select shot. And one of 00:10 the things that we we wanted to do is wait until we had some Acres on the machine before we started talking about how it performed because that's the only way we know 00:19 so we've got this machine's got 1500 Acres on it and it's been pretty trouble-free and I'm gonna kind of let Spencer go through and talk 00:28 about a few things. So we have our in for a select shot system. So we're at this planter right here specifically, we're targeting about two inches off the seeds that Chris 00:37 and this is our exact emerge set up. This road tube is specifically set up for Kevin's exact emerge planner and we 00:46 have you know, Rojo's that runs. On each section from our solenoid up here down to the row and with a check valve on the end of that applicator. We 00:57 can maintain application pressure throughout, you know, turn it around and everything as well as in between each seed. So we're not leaving 01:06 dribbles in between seeds. We're you know, our our shots are very precise and you know straight at 01:12 no dribbles. No splashes tough like that. We're you know, very accurate on our placement. So it's picking up on that seed 01:18 on that belt drive which are your seat too, but the belt drive it sees that seed go by calculates and then through this injection tip right here. It shoots 01:27 it straight down in the furrow. I was pretty concerned about knocking the tea moving it with 01:33 our Rock here land these River bottoms is beautiful. We don't have to worry about it as much and I was really worried about splatter on my machine and you told me they wouldn't be none and I kind of laughed and 01:42 didn't really quite believe you on that. I have to be honest with you but you know 1500 acres and this is Dusty and there's no 01:51 Flatter anywhere in this area. So it's definitely keeping a clean system for us and that's very important the 01:59 Each row is controlled. Yes. So we got 24 valves on here solenoid valves. They're mounted right here real easy to see. 02:09 So these are the the valves this mounted you actually mounted these forest and and plumbed to make sure everything was right for extreme Agate. We had a good experience. 02:18 One thing I did notice is a quality of the wiring that you guys use. It's really protected good weather pack ends. Everything's labeled. 02:28 It's easy to get to I have I had to take one of these off to just check to clean turned out that wasn't even a problem. It was calibration issue and 02:37 and we'll talk about that later. But that was it was kind of my fault this inexperience, but pretty treble free and yeah, so we 02:46 so we test all of our we bench test all of our harnesses all of our products before they leave our our facility in Kansas 02:54 and all of our harnessing each Wing harness that comes out of the the control box in the center is you know, tested and and 03:03 you know produced in-house so we have a high level of quality control that we keep and you know are very proud of yeah, you talk about pressure's we've been running 21 pounds 03:12 to 25 pounds pretty much on average what we're seeing and the pump that runs the system. We got a ace. 03:21 Centrifical hydraulically driven pump. It's a small pump. We'll show you. 03:25 So this is the Ace hydraulic driven pump and it's got just a 3/4 inch hose that leaves and goes up to the manifold and pressure gauge 03:34 and got a hundred mesh trainer right here that we're using it does a really good job. I do have to clean it occasionally but no 03:43 different than any other strainer and we run a lot of funky stuff too. So we're experimenting trying everything. So I'm 03:49 not your average normal farmer, I guess right and we always say, you know quality in quality out and you know, we like to apply clean products or you know 03:58 have the preventative steps there to to mitigate issues on down at towards the applicators, you know, because as much 04:04 as we can do on the front end is it saves you guys and you know us a little bit of headache on the back end for sure we're gonna look at how hooks 04:13 into the tractor just to send please it's very simple. I mean, it's just isobus. It's pretty cool just good ISO connectors right here. So if 04:22 we need done hook the planner there's no issues. I can unhook easy. Hooks right into the iso bus 04:28 on back of the tractor right there. And this is a John Deere 8370r or eight or three seventy. I guess. It's a proper terms now. 04:37 But on our display in the cab, we'll show you that we're just running a 2630 is just no other monitors needed. It just hooks 04:46 right in just like any other right controller. Yes, sir. We're compatible on all ISO ready, you know displays anything like 04:52 that long as we're we have accessibility to ISO. We're ready to roll. Yeah, and this and we we've 04:58 actually got a kind of a remote gauge right here. That we can see from the cab. That's just something that I like to have that works real good. 05:07 And you know when when you guys or anybody is as buying a system through us, you know, when when a TM gives you a quote 05:16 or a price on a system of Select shot that includes, you know, all Plumbing all pumps, you know everything you need to to put this unit in the field. We're not 05:25 lacklustering anything. We're head to wire ties the cable nylon cable ties ever everything there. Yes, sir. Yeah, we try we try to make it, you know as easy for 05:34 the end user as possible. Yeah. Sure. got our liquid tanks for our two by two or in furrow 05:43 kind of see everything Of course, we monitor our two by two with our John blue, but then luckily on our capstan AG. It's 05:53 all right there on the it's actually one of my home pages on my 2630. so 06:00 it's pretty neat. You can it's pretty easy. We got a ready to 4.3 gallons per acre. 06:07 and I actually when we last at 28,000 seed and when we drop down to 26,000 seed that'll drop to four 4.0. 06:17 And then as we go to 24 it'll drop on down to about 3.8 gallons per acre. Right and that's part of the savings that we get with this product as well. 06:26 Yeah, you're exactly right. Yeah. So, you know, we're doing our rate calculations off of that, you know Target population that we're setting in 06:32 the in the display and we're catering our rate for a per seed application versus a you know, just to in for a dribble system. 06:41 So, you know that savings tracks, you know, the farther you go down in your in your population changes the more it benefits you. Yeah, and so 06:50 right here is where that's at. You can see our population is at 28,000. It tells the number of rows the planter wet 07:00 and then of course the application rate and then the pressures and the target speed and this is also we can go in and calibrate it really 07:09 easy, but I want to show you this feature right here. So we're going to switch out to milliliters per seed. So that's the key point five eight milliliters 07:18 per seed. That's been my goal while season I want to point five eight milliliters per seat. Don't matter what my population is. I'm always going to put that same amount of fertilized two 07:27 inches away from that seed, correct. Now if I'm going through the field. and I want to 07:34 Calibrate I can do an Enfield calibration I do this mostly when we change different mixtures different density products. We'll do it. And sometimes 07:43 if you feel like it might be off. It's really simple. You just hit your start button it'll build pressure. It'll 07:49 tell you when to hit continue then you'll hit the start for the test and then you get done and it'll ask if you want to accept it really simple. Yes, sir. 07:58 Yeah, we want we make our Auto calibrations as simple as possible and you so we can do a static calibration which is us sitting 08:04 still applying a test speed and sitting here, you know. While we're you know, just checking our everything at the at the end of the row as well as infield when 08:14 we have, you know, product changes or large temperature slings, you know from from morning to evening and that product density really makes a lot of changes and with us targeting that 08:23 specific milliliters per seed, you know that those calibration numbers are very critical. Okay. Yeah, I get here. We always test every once 08:31 in a while and usually every day we'll test to make sure everything's working properly. Yes, sir. I can go right here at tabai and 08:37 I can enable all these. Then I hit my key fob mode. And I can go in if I got I can Purge all my valves. 08:45 Cut my pump on right here and check to make sure that everything's flowing properly. If I got one that I ain't sure about then I can actually touch it. It's okay. I want to 08:55 go to row 20. Gonna go 25 we're gonna go 22. And I can test hit that start it test that one row and make sure 09:07 that it's putting out properly. Right? And so when we're doing that we're applying three time shots, you know 09:13 back to back to back so we can get a characteristic of you know is our shot pattern. Correct is our you know, our is our applicator clogged or not. And you know, 09:22 we applying product. Yeah. Go right back. I always take it back off and then take the key fob mobile go right back. And then 09:30 you just switch it to Auto right here. Then you cut your pump on. You're good to go. 09:40 But really simple, you know, I just want to just take opportunity to get Spencer in here with me because he is the cats me how on it this right 09:49 here is the most important part that you do on it these placement settings if it's not program properly. That's the one thing I found that does 09:58 not work. It's got to be programmed right, correct? Yep. Well y'all stay safe out there. Thank you.

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