DOT to showcase new row-crop planter at COFS

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Ontario farmers will be the first to see a new Seedmaster planter for row crops married to the DOT autonomous power platform at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.

The company is launching its new prototype planter at the show adding a critical piece to the implements that can be mated to the Canadian-made Dot autonomous farming power platform.

The show will be the eastern Canadian debut of Dot. It also has a 30-foot Ultra DSR seeder from Seedmaster, Pattison Liquid System’s 120-foot Connect PLU120 sprayer and a New Leader 5G precision fertilizer spreader available.

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SeedMaster’s Dot-Ready planter prototype was designed using SeedMaster Manufacturing’s technology and the row crop expertise of Frank Prince of Capricorn Bay Ltd. It features a 12-row unit with 30-inch spacing and currently offers two tank configurations: one 50-bushel seed tank with two 425-gallon liquid tanks, and two 50-bushel seed tanks with one 425-gallon liquid tank.

With a focus on versatility, the planter lends itself to easy adjustments and servicing, the company said. The planter features electric variable rate vacuum seed meters and variable rate liquid fertilizer options.

“When Dot first launched, we had many farmers asking when they would see an autonomous planter added to our lineup,” says Norbert Beaujot, founder of SeedMaster Manufacturing and Dot Technology Corp. “We are proud to now have a product for those farmers and we see a bright future for SeedMaster’s Dot-Ready product offerings.”

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show attendees can see a demonstration of the new SeedMaster planter as well as the SeedMaster Ultra DSR and New Leader G5 spreader at The Evolution of Farming Demonstration presented by Corteva Agriscience. Demos will occur daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. from Sept. 10-12.

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