Keep It Simple
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Jul 1, 2013 12:05 PM CDT

The trouble with simple designs is that it’s difficult to make them better without also making them more complicated, which could make them more prone to breakdown. That was the challenge facing engineers when they were tasked with improving the White Planter, which has always touted simplicity and reliability as sales points.

start with the meter. “That’s where the money is made [for the farmer],” says Gary Hamilton, AGCO senior marketing specialist. White planters have long been known for the simplicity of their positive-air metering system. Most air metering systems use a negative pressure (vacuum) to hold a seed on ...

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