Product Preview: Fendt Momentum 30
6 Oct 237 min 33 sec

Damian and Mike check out the newest addition to the

Fendt Momentum Planter

line-up while at the Farm Progress Show.  The new 30 foot planter is optimized for smaller farming operations. 

00:00 Coming at you from the Fent Booth Farm Progress Show 2023. I've got Arthur Santos with Fent. I've got Mike Evans from, of course, 00:06 you know where Extreme Ag. And we're talking about this Momentum 30 Planter. It's 30 foot long. 00:11 Last time you saw me and Arthur might've been from a video we shot at Commodity Classic. 00:15 Pretty cool stuff because we talked about how you've got some technology that helps us cover a lot of undulating ground. Let's face it, 00:21 right outside of Decatur, you don't need this, but much, much of the farm ground in the United States of America and even in other 00:27 countries, you've got some undulation. So talk about this. Pretty exciting. 'cause you also think it's cool that we have varying sizes of this new 00:34 technology. Yes, We've launched the momentum in 40 and 60 foot models three years ago when we were together in commodity. Right now we're bringing a 30 foot version, 00:43 and the idea is to bring all the proven technology that we have on momentum to smaller farm operations, 00:49 family owned farms that often struggle to be profitable, break even sometimes. So if we can bring all those ergonomic benefits and re resorting to yield, 00:58 we're helping farmers. Okay. Clearly this is set up for soybeans. Mr. Evans is on 15 inch centers. Uh, you demoed, uh, 01:05 a a f planter up there in area in Iowa where you have some undulating ground. Let's face it, you Garrett, land and cattle. 01:12 We've got some fields that I always say if they were in my part of the world, we'd put a ski chair or a chairlift on 'em and call it a ski slope. 01:18 So talk to me about what you see here and what you saw when you demoed this. Yeah, so we had the 60 foot model out this spring at Kelly's, 01:25 but this is the 15 inch, 30 foot model. So it's a, to me it's a bean planter. More ob more times than not. Yeah. 01:31 And Kelly actually runs 15 inch bean planters. And when we're planting beans and we're trying to move the yield limits on beans, move them up, uh, the planter's the first place we start. Well, 01:41 in those undulations and ski slopes, like Damien says, the planter doesn't flex very well. It's got three flection points on it. And when we go through valleys one end, 01:49 one side's digging and the other side's off the ground, not placing the seed where we need to. So with this, the ability to flex everything that the momentum offers, 01:57 we're getting seed to soil contact where we want it. Arthur, before we started, uh, which by the way is really important because we talk about the more precision, 02:04 especially when you're doing, uh, reduced soybean population. If you're not, if you're going in at, 02:10 you're plowing in six inches in some places and barely getting 'em in the ground at some places. So this would make a big difference. 02:15 Something you're really excited about was the, that this has a lot more utility now that you're getting 40 foot, 50 foot, 60 foot, 30 foot whatever. 02:22 Yeah. So the, the, the ability of plant multi in multiple farms and multiple crops and bring all the agronomy benefits that we can know that it's gonna help with 02:32 emergence. We know it's gonna help with the yield. This is what's the best about momentum. That flexibility of operating in different terrains. 02:42 We have an automatic tire inflation system, right? So we can deflate the tires all the way down to 15 p s I. Not only it allows you to have better traction, it also reduces compaction. 02:52 Everything is happening because we measure the weight of the planter inside our rims. We have smart spindles, 02:58 so we're literally measuring the weight of the planter in the wings and in the center. So the tar inflation, the precise weight transfer, 03:05 everything works automatically. And in a smart way, not guessing, not estimating, not calculating the weight that we transfer. We precisely know how much weight we gotta transfer from the heavy tanks in the 03:18 center to the wings. So we can have a good way distribution and even emergence. All right. Your favorite subject, Pinrose, you haven't gotten to it yet. 03:26 Is this something that you guys experience? Because you've got, obviously the other thing you got point rows and pinrose, 03:30 I mean all these kinds of things when you don't have perfect square flat ground, um, 03:34 there's a chance to lose yield because of your planter not being able to contour and work with all that. 03:40 Did it help you get more seed in the ground at the right depth at the right population? 03:45 Yeah. Like with the planter we used this spring, definitely saw the sprayer guy was spraying it and he could tell the difference between the momentum and the John Deere stock with better emergence. 03:54 He felt the the, uh, uh, corn was more even. Yeah. Um, so I think we're seeing the benefits of that system and the corn, and I think it'd be amplified with this rig behind us and the beans, 04:05 because you have more pinch rows. I mean, there's no tractor that's 15 inch centers or have 15 inch wheels. You got bigger tires, 04:11 you're going over more rows and there's way more opportunity to have pinch roast and affect the germination of the seed. Arthur, 04:17 I'm gonna go ahead and just tell you the truth. My saw come outta classic, you, you kinda geeked out on planters and here you are, you're still doing it. 04:23 So I wanna let you go because you, you seem to be really excited about planter technology and I feel like I'm the guy that's like, oh, hadn't thought of that. What else did I miss? 04:32 When it comes to the technology, even Before we talk planters, we talk agronomy. This is great to have Mike here because we, 04:38 we gotta start with the problems and the agronomy and the solution and we end up talking about planters, right? So when you talk pinch row, 04:44 every planter in the planet has tires next to each other, right? You try to plant in the middle of two tires, you have compactions on both sides. 04:52 It's gonna impact your, impact, your root system harder, harder to uptake nutrients, water, it's gonna impact your yield. 04:57 Having the tires in front of each other. That's a great benefit. And it was purposefully designed. So we have no pinch control. 05:04 You can plant thousands of acres and we will never leave a pincher in the field. And this will impact in how good that corn or that crop will look, 05:12 especially in the center frame. Got It. Yeah. And I would say with the pinch row, um, especially a 15 inch where that tire is in front of that row, 05:19 it's hard to get that seed in where it needs to be. When we see it on the down force maps all the time, that row is always up outta the ground. So this makes a big difference outlook 05:26 For the momentum. Uh, by bringing in 30 foot, you, you increase your customer base. Uh, I know we're here at Farm Progress Show Arthur, where it's all about big, big, 05:33 big bigger, you know, you got combines over here the size of small towns and you know, it's all but this, 05:38 you're demonstrating something that has a heck of a lot of application to a lot more broad base of customers. 05:43 The, the heart of, uh, farming in America starts with the family farm, right? We know we have huge, amazing farm operations, 05:51 but if we can bring all these benefits, all this technology and make it available to guys that are farming 800 acres thousand acres, this is making a difference. 06:01 So we'll continue to focus on the large ag now that we've brought the momentum family to a smaller, the next one we're gonna go bigger. 06:08 I cannot get into a lot of details because that's future projects, but we are, we are focusing on that family farm that's smaller farm operation. 06:16 So we can really bring those agronomy benefits to that, uh, to the family farm. Well, 06:21 There's a lot of fields that, that 30 foot planter's plenty big enough for. Oh 06:24 Yeah. I mean this, this, this, this is plenty big for most, uh, most, most operations and a lot of fields. 06:29 And even as operations grow, everybody's got two or three planters. You know, Kelly's got five, right? Um, so you know, 06:35 these fit in different scenarios and different places. Fields With a bunch of terraces fields where there's a lot more turning and whatnot. 06:41 This is fits that bill. Alright, his name's Arthur Santo, his name's Mike Evans. I'm Danny Macy coming at you. The Fit Booth, uh, farm Progress Show 2023. 06:48 If you wanna learn more about this, where do they go? I know you love people looking at your planters. Yes. So, um, every single time we say go to our website, 06:56 fent uh, dot com, you can get all the information not only about our planters Yeah. But the entire portfolio tractors, track tractors, combines the Fend r Gator, 07:06 and even learn more about Gold Star, the three years food factory warranty that carries on all fan equipment. I like it. Till next time, thanks for being here. 07:14 Share this with somebody you know. It's the Momentum Momentum 30 footer. 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