The Electric Planter Drive (EPD) is available for new and used agriculture planters to replace ground and hydraulic drives. The EPD is accurate and economical. It offers individual row shutoff and variable-rate population, and it eliminates maintenance intensive bearings, chains, and sprockets.
Each EPD kit contains a control board, a weatherproof harness using Deutsch connectors, a housing, and four electric motors; a 16-row planter would use four kits. Each motor is rated for 5,000 hours of operation.The control board interfaces with any variable-rate controller, and the control algorithm is completely closed-loop for accuracy and instant adjustment to population rate changes. With the EPD,
farmers can retrofit their existing ground-drive planters to state-of-the-arttechnology while decreasing