Advanced twin-row seeding technology is now available from Case IH for 2013.

Accurate, dependable Case IH Twin-Row planters provide a best-in-class solution to increase plant populations without changing cropping practices.

“Twin-row crop production is increasing in popularity due to the potential yield advantages by narrowing corn rows,” says Bill Hoeg, Case IH Planter Sales and Marketing Manager in North America.

“Case IH Twin-Row planters allow producers to increase plant populations without having to make any new investments or major modifications to existing harvesting or spraying equipment. Essentially, you change your planter and everything else remains the same as it was with 30-inch, 36-inch, 38-inch or 40-inch rows.”

The concept involves staggering seed in two rows, eight inches apart on 30-inch, 36-inch, 38-inch or 40-inch centers. Therefore, a corn head set for 30-inch, 36-inch, 38-inch or 40-inch rows can harvest twin rows at the same time. However, this technology is not just for those who want more bushels of corn per acre or higher tonnage corn silage.

“Twin-row technology can also be used with other row crops, such as soybeans, cotton, milo and sunflowers,” says Hoeg. “Twin-row production is often credited for increased standability of crops, and this system utilizes a higher percentage of an acre compared to standard row widths.” 

Case IH Twin-Row planters use proven technology with multiple years of on-farm use. They are engineered for high-population planting being easy to fill and maintain for the ultimate in twin-row planting solutions.

The planters have eight inches between each of the twin-row pairs. They are fitted with 25 Series row units that have an optional floating residue manager or coulter, standard seed firmers, and cast or spider closing wheels.