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eSet

Every Seed. Every Time

 

In just four years, eSet vacuum meters have become the new standard for seeding accuracy and flexibility. Here’s why:

  • Singulate any seed size or shape — there’s no pocket or cell, which means the disk is not seed sensitive.
  • Improved seed release — the raised platform means seeds release down the center of the seed tube minimizing seed tube ricochet.
  • No adjustments — you get 98.5%+ singulation on almost every seed type without adjusting vac or double eliminators.
  • Better seed agitation — seed treatments can inhibit singulation because seeds pack together at the bottom of the meter. eSet has aggressive seed agitation that keeps the seed pool fluid for better loading.
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Seed on Cell Disk

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Seed on eSet Disk

The John Deere cell disc is very sensitive to seed shape because of the pocket. Only a few seed types fit perfectly in the pocket. That’s why you have to keep adjusting vacuum levels to try to suck most seeds against the pocket. With eSets flat disk design, there is not a pocket so flats, rounds, large and small work equally well.

Consistency over all seed types.

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Seed on Cell Disk

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Seed on eSet Dick

These two charts show population variation with eSet and the John Deere meter. Even with the vacuum adjusted for each seed type, the John Deere meter shows wide variation over different seeds and speeds. Notice how the eSet population stays constant over a wide variety of speeds and seed sizes/shapes — all with the same vacuum setting. Compare these results with the Cell Disk. Cell Disk population varies dramatically at different speeds and with different seed sizes and shapes.

Eliminate the guesswork.

The most frustrating thing about current vac disks is that you are always guessing about your vac setting. Too little and you skip. Too much and you double. But your monitor only shows you an average population – so you can’t judge accuracy until your seed emerges.

With eSet, you set your vac and you can plant any seed – even plateless – at 98.6% accuracy or better. If you seed is over 60# per 80,000 seed bag, use 18”. Size, weight, shape, treatments, humidity . . . doesn’t matter. And unlike early flat disk designs, you don’t adjust this singulator. It is designed to float and self correct so it is always in the right place at the right time.

The right release for the right spacing.

We’ve learned that a lot of the spacing problems you’ve had with your vac disk comes from poor seed release off the disk. Celled disks force the seed to move horizontally before falling toward the seed tube. That means that vac shut off, static and seed position in the cell can alter the timing of the release. And inconsistent release timing means the seed tube ride is inconsistent . . . which means spacing is inconsistent.

The eSet disk is a simple replacement for your current vacuum disk. The package includes the disk, baffle, singulator, brushes and seed extractor. All of the components mount to your existing meter housing (1991 or newer). And best of all, you can switch back to your bean disk or any other vacuum disk without removing any of the eSet components.

Vent to Air Filter

Vent to Air Filter

Vent to filter air
We’ve developed this vent to filter the air moving into the eSet meter. By keeping debris out of the meter, it is assured a constant supply of fresh air, reducing dust and prolonging seal life.

There are two models of eSet. Our standard model fits John Deere vacuum planters that use the standard size or 3 bushel hoppers. Our Deere ProSeries Meter model fits vacuum planters that have the mini-hopper normally used in planters with the central hopper. eSets are not available for 1991 and earlier models that have meter housing with two seed ports.

eSet Standard

Your eSet system includes the eSet disk as well as these essential components: brushes and brush holders, a spring loaded singulator and a liner that contains the seed chute and baffle.

eSet Standard

eSet Standard

eSet ProSeries
With the ProSeries meter version of eSet you receive this new hopper design. It reduces restrictions from the central fill hopper and eliminates meter overfill problems.

eSet ProSeries

eSet ProSeries

eSet vs ProMAX

A two year study of side by side trials across the country reinforce the payoff of eSet compared to the Deere ProMAX system. Eleven growers compared eSet to the Deere ProMAX in side by side yield trials. The results showed a 3 bushel per acre advantage for eSet. At a $3.50 corn market that $10.50 per acre.

2009 Results for 5 Locations
eSet = 207.7
ProMax = 204.4

2010 Results for 6 Locations
eSet = 192.3
ProMax = 189.5

Total Results for 11 Locations
eSet = 199.3
ProMax = 196.2
Difference = 3.1 bushels per acre

Where the difference is made.

A test conducted by the Andersons, Waterloo, Indiana compared eSet to JD Vacuum system. Singulation, spacing and ear count were all monitored for two locations with two types of seed. Here is what they found.

eSet JD Vacuum
Skips 1.5 2.13
Doubles .25 .88
Misplaced .54 2.04
Std Deviation 2.11 2.77
Ear Count 28,750 27,437
Yield 220 216
4 Bushel advantage for eSet.