AccuShot™

AccuShot™ | Great Plains

Product Description

Give every seed its best shot.

The engineers at Great Plains have developed the most innovative fertilizer application system available today. This revolutionary planter attachment lets you feed each corn seed with a predefined dose of liquid starter. The fertilizer is carefully placed right next to the seed for early uptake and maximum growth potential.

 

Get the most out of every kernel and every ounce of fertilizer.

Once you’ve discovered the remarkable benefits and possibilities of the AccuShot™ system, you’ll wonder how you ever farmed without it. We know you’re working hard these days to increase your bushels per acre while managing your input costs. Our new planter attachment is designed to help you tighten your belt by minimizing seed and fertilizer waste without sacrificing yield.

Get your seeds off to a good start.

Most agronomists recommend using starter as part of your fertility program. It can improve nutrient uptake, encourage early growth, lead to stronger stalks and bigger ears, even result in lower moisture at harvest time. Until now, starter application has been a bit challenging. Should you broadcast? Use 2” over and 2” down? Apply directly on the seed? As you know, each of these methods has its downside.

Put your riches where your roots are.

With traditional dribble application methods, as little as 25% of the applied phosphorous is available to the plant’s feeder root system. This leaves young plants vulnerable to poor health. With AccuShot™, your feeder roots have immediate access to every drop of starter, helping them gain strength at their most vulnerable and critical stage.

To see the benefits of AccuShot in our Clinton, Illinois, test plot, click here!
Tests conducted in 2015 by Crop Tech Consulting.

Fertilize per seed, not per acre.

You pay for your corn seed by the kernel. Why not fertilize by the kernel, too? With AccuShot™, you apply what you need and not a drop more. That means no fertilizer is EVER wasted. Sounds good for your bottom line—and the environment.  

We're farmers at heart.

Great Plains is more than just an “iron” company. We are deeply involved in the science of soil management and crop production. When we design and manufacture new machinery, we begin with a detailed study of the latest agronomic principles. Our goal is to develop innovative products that increase your yield and are consistent with environmentally sound farming systems.

Stay tuned.

Great Plains engineers and our industry partners are currently researching a variety of additional applications for our unique planter attachment. Someday, AccuShot may provide targeted delivery of insecticides. We are also exploring opportunities for fertilizing crops other than corn. And of course, we’re always searching for new ideas that can make farming more profitable, more enjoyable and more beneficial to the environment.

Product Features

You call the shots

With AccuShot, you can easily select a precise dose of fertilizer per seed. You can also specify the fertilizer’s exact distance from the individual seed—the sweet spot. All this control gives you options you never had before: Full Load, High Salt, Soil Test, No Waste, Variable Rate and Consistency.

Main run screen

Our integrated console gives you complete control. You select the desired fertilizer rate and input-to-seed proximity. Warns you of any problem. ISO11783-compatible.

Seed Sensors

Each row has a sensor. Each sensor sends a message to the solenoid controller when one kernel of corn passes through the standard seed tube.

Solenoid valves

Each 12-volt, high-speed solenoid valve injects a predetermined and metered amount of liquid into the pressurized fertilizer tube at each row.

Solenoid controller

Calculates the precise delay between each seed drop and its fertilizer delivery. Fires individual solenoids for each row.

Check Valves

Each valve opens instantly when thesolenoid valve deposits the liquid into the fertilizer tube. Dispenses exact dose of fertilizer behind or directly on the seed.

Wireless key fob

Wireless key fob gives you control in and out of the cab by letting you cycle individual row units at any time before, during and after planting. The fob is a handy way to turn row pumps on and off which allows you to check each row in muddy areas and blow out any blockages if needed. It also makes end-of-season cleanout with water quick and easy.

Low-maintenance design

Simple centrifugal pump with strainer and wet boom plumbing. Does not wear like a traditional 2x2 applicator. No disc blades to replace, no tines to plug.

Product Specifications

Specifications/Application Rate Chart

AccuShot™

Sample Specifications

Min Rate*

2.6 gpa (24 l/ha)

Max Rate*

9.0 gpa (84 l/ha)

Min squirt length*

1.5 in (38 mm)

Max squirt length*

4 in (102 mm)

Typical boom pressure

30 psi (2.07 bar)

Optional mounted liquid tanks

2-200 gal (2-757 l)

Optional semi-mount liquid tanks

Compatible with 500 gal (1893 l), 735 gal (2782 l), and 1000 gal (3785 l) tanks

*Example Given: 5.5mph (8.85kph), 30" (76cm) Twin-Row spacing, 35,000 seeds per acre (86,5000 seeds per hectare).
See website for complete application chart. Specifications are subject to change without prior notification.

 

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