Seed Placement – Furrow Integrity – Timing

Maestro SP

HORSCH LLC. Products | Maestro SP

As an alternative to the Maestro SV series that comes standard with the HORSCH AirVac metering system, the new Maestro SP series combines our proven pull type planter platforms with integrated technology from Precision Planting taking your planting to the next level! Our industry leading seed and fertilizer capacities maximize your planting window, our legendary chassis systems with pioneering weight transfer technology aid to eliminate yield robbing pinch rows plus provide a stable toolbar for row unit downforce, and our globally proven row unit design can now come factory equipped with Precision Planting technology including the Gen III 2020 monitor, vSet meters with vDrive, Delta Force, Wave Vision, Speed Tube, Clean Sweep, FlowSense, vApply, and SmartFirmer. The ultimate planter platform with capacity for maximizing planted acres per day, maintaining seedbed and furrow integrity, while having a complete systems approach to pin-point seed placement…now configured with Precision Planting technology is ready for you to take planting to the next level.

Timing

For spring planted crops, no matter where in the world, there is a 10-14 day planting window of opportunity to secure maximum yield potentials. If crop is planted after that optimum window yield losses will result not because of fertility, seed variety, or planter brand but simply because of the calendar. The Maestro SP planter chassis is designed with this in mind. Capacity is key in securing more planted acres per day especially when in variable field conditions. Large seed and liquid fertilizer carrying capacities allow for more planting time and less filling time. Pending seedbed conditions, planting speed can be increased beyond normal speeds to capitalize further on more planted acres per day within the optimum window. 

Seed Placement

Precise seed depth placement has significant impact on yields, both positive and negative. Placing each seed at a proper depth, into moisture, and properly closing the furrow promotes rapid germination along with uniform emergence. This is a fundamental key in setting the stage for maximum yield potentials. Shallow placed seed often has higher mortality or delayed emergence due to lack of moisture. Seed placed too deep can become victim to cold soil temperatures, experience delayed emergence, and fall behind in yield potential. Precise seed placement is a full system approach in the Maestro SP. To place a seed precisely first starts with stabilizing the toolbar, the weight transfer system on the Maestro SP distributes the chassis weight over the width of the toolbar, thus stabilizing it. With each row unit featuring standard hydraulic downforce, the row unit can be engaged into the soil with up to 770 pounds of downforce without worry of the toolbar lifting. Beyond keeping the row unit secured at desired depth, the disc opener of the row unit must be kept consistently and at a perpendicular angle to maintain a proper seed furrow. Solid parallel arm shaft design on front of the row unit ensures the row unit maintains a consistent perpendicular engagement angle.

Furrow Integrity

Maintaining uniform soil structure at planting time gives each seed equal chance to reach maximum yield potential. If soil structure is restrictive, the crop yield is restricted. The Maestro SP uses large tires with a light soil footprint along with the weight transfer system to minimize compaction on headlands and aid in eliminating pinch rows. Pinch row compaction can have significant yield impacts, especially in wet planting seasons. Eliminating this compacted zone secures your maximum potential yields. Another advantage with the large tires is maneuverability in variable soil conditions. Compaction will be significantly reduced while maneuvering in the field. 

Advantages

  • Complete concept for maximizing planted acres per day, precision seed placement, along with maintaining uniform and consistent seedbed soil structure.
  • Largest seed / fertilizer carrying capacities available in the market today.
  • Up to 249 bushel seed carrying capacity (pending model). 
  • Up to 1225 gallons of liquid fertilizer capacity (pending model).
  • Global industry first and leading technology in electric meter drives, weight transfer, and hydraulic downforce technologies. 
  • Electric drive meters precisely singulate seed while having the ability for variable rate planting, individual row shutoff and curve compensation.
  • Chassis system designed for large product carrying capacity while having a light footprint.
  • Lightest soil footprint in the industry – large diameter tires, large footprint, low tire psi.
  • Light soil footprint in combination with weight transfer system aids in elimination of yield robbing pinch rows. 
  • Weight transfer system stabilizes the toolbar, thus resulting in superior stabilization of row units for precise depth control.
  • More high performance features as standard equipment than any other planter on the market.
  • ISOBUS implement control allows use of industry or HORSCH virtual terminals for planter operation and precision farming tasks.

Row Unit Composition

The HORSCH Maestro SP utilizes the strongest built row unit in the industry, which has been proven globally for superior agronomic performance, low maintenance, and low wear characteristics. Several key design parameters ensure long life of the row unit along with precision placement. Parallelogram design integrity is absolutely necessary for precise, consistent, perpendicular engagement of the double disc opener. Indexed depth setting which eliminates the need to “calibrate” each row for depth and ensures precise seed placement. Precision machined row bodies with hydraulic downforce result in consistent singulation and ride quality keeping the meter steady, and the seed release tried and true. 

Industry first and industry leading frame weight distribution system aids in eliminating pinch rows, along with stabilizing the toolbar. This feature ensures the toolbar stays parallel to the seedbed no matter the row unit downforce required. This technology eliminates additional weight needed on the wings to hold wings down. Also, when using hydraulic downforce on the row unit, a stable and firm positioned toolbar is needed to apply downforce. Downforce can be adjusted in-cab or automatically on-the-fly through the AutoForce System. The hydraulics eliminate the chatter and bounce to the row unit caused by other downforce systems with springs or other competitive technologies. By creating a smooth ride, singulation integrity is preserved and the row unit maintains downforce and precise soil engagement for consistent seed depth placement.

Capacity

The Maestro SP series is a complete high-efficiency planting concept built from the ground up for capacity and increased planted acres per day. Its industry leading seed and liquid fertilizer capacity (166/249 bushel seed) (725/1225 gallon liquid) contributes to more time planting and less time filling. Available with the Maestro SP Deluxe is an additional saddle tank option supplying an additional 500 gallons of liquid capacity. The Maestro SP planter has been a globally proven concept to achieve more planted acres per day than same or larger size competitive planters. By maximizing planted acres per day and the planting window of opportunity, Maestro SP secures maximum yield potentials. 

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Maestro SP2420 Liquid2430 Seed Only2430 Liquid3115 Liquid
FoldFront FoldFront FoldFront FoldFront Fold
Total Weight27,000  lb29,000  lb29,000  lb27,000  lb
Axle Weight21566  lb23164  lb23164  lb21566  lb
Hitch Weight5,434  lb5,836  lb5,836 lb5,434  lb
Wheel Base24 ft27 ft 6 in27 ft 6 in20 ft
Transport Width: Singles(Duals)[Tracks](15 ft 3 in)[13 ft 10 in]12 ft 6 in (17 ft 6 in)12 ft 6 in (17 ft 6 in)12 ft 6 in (17 ft 6 in)
Shipping Width Minus Tires (Duals)[Tracks](12 ft 9 in)[13 ft 10 in]11 ft 9 in (13 ft 4 in)11 ft 9 in (13 ft 4 in)11 ft 9 in (13 ft 4 in)
Shipping Height Minus Tires12 ft 4 in12 ft 4 in12 ft 4 in12 ft 8 in
Transport Height13 ft 5 in13 ft 6 in13 ft 6 in13 ft 5 in
Transport Length33 ft 6 in33 ft 10 in33 ft 10 in27 ft
Toolbar Size10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in
Seed Tank Size2 - 83 Bushel (166 Bushel)3 - 83 Bushel (249 Bushel)2 - 83 Bushel (166 Bushel)2 - 83 Bushel (166 Bushel)
Fertilizer Tank Size 730 galN/A730 gal730 gal
Pump Size92 GPM Max92 GPM Max92 GPM Max92 GPM Max
Pump TypeHydraulicHydraulicHydraulicHydraulic
Wing FlexDown 3 Deg, Up 20 DegUp/Down 10 DegreeUp/Down 10 DegreeDown 3 Deg, Up 20 Deg
Parallel Arm Length14-3/8 in14-3/8 in14-3/8 in14-3/8 in (22-3/8 in)
Parallel Arm Thickness7/16 in7/16 in7/16 in7/16 in
Row Unit Travel10 in10 in10 in10 in (15-3/8")
Opener Disc Angle12 Degree12 Degree12 Degree12 Degree
Opener Disc Diameter15 in15 in15 in15 in
Opener Disc Thickness3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
Opener Bearing TypeDouble Ball BearingDouble Ball BearingDouble Ball BearingDouble Ball Bearing
Service Points126102102130
Number-Size of Tires Transport4-IF380/90R462-520/85R42 (4-520/85R42)2-520/85R42 (4-520/85R42)2-520/85R42 (4-520/85R42)
Number/Size of Tires Wings2-14.9-252-600/55-22.52-600/55-22.52-14.9-27
Row width Configurations20 in30 in30 in30 in/15 in
Hydraulic Requirements50 GPM50 GPM50 GPM50 GPM
Electronic Requirements50 Amps50 Amps50 Amps64 Amps
Max Down Pressure 770 lb770 lb770 lb770 lb

Maestro SP3215 Liquid 3620 Liquid3620 Seed Only3622 Seed Only3622 Liquid
FoldFront FoldFront FoldFront FoldFront FoldFront Fold
Total Weight27,500 lb37,000 lb37,000 lb37,800 lb37,800 lb
Axle Weight21966 lb29554 lb29554 lb30193 lb30193 lb
Hitch Weight5,534 lb7,446 lb7,446 lb7,607 lb7,607 lb
Wheel Base20 ft27 ft 6 in27 ft 6 in27 ft 6 in27 ft 6 in
Transport Width: Singles(Duals)[Tracks](12 ft 6 in ) [17 ft  6 in](15 ft 3 in)(15 ft 3 in)(16 ft)(16 ft)
Shipping Width Minus Tires (Duals)[Tracks]11' 9" (13' 4")11‘ 9“ (13‘ 4“)11‘ 9“ (13‘ 4“)11‘ 9“ (13‘ 4“)11‘ 9“ (13‘ 4“)
Shipping Height Minus Tires12 ft  8 in12 ft 4 in12 ft 4 in12 ft 4 in12 ft 4 in
Transport Height13 ft 5 in13 ft 1 in13 ft 1 in13 ft 2 in13 ft 2 in
Transport Length27 ft33 ft 9 in33 ft 9 in35 ft 9 in35 ft 9 in
Toolbar Size10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in
Seed Tank Size2 - 83 Bushel (166 Bushel)2 - 83 Bushel (166 Bushel)3 - 83 Bushel (249 Bushel)3 - 83 Bushel (249 Bushel)2 - 83 Bushel (166 Bushel)
Fertilizer Tank Size 730 gal730 galN/AN/A730 gal
Pump Size92 GPM Max92 GPM Max92 GPM Max92 GPM Max92 GPM Max
Pump TypeHydraulicHydraulicHydraulicHydraulicHydraulic
Wing FlexDown 3 Deg, Up 20 DegUp/Down 10 DegreeUp/Down 10 DegreeUp/Down 10 DegreeUp/Down 10 Degree
Parallel Arm Length14-3/8 in (22-3/8 in)14-3/8 in14-3/8 in14-3/8 in14-3/8 in
Parallel Arm Thickness7/16 in7/16 in7/16 in7/16 in7/16 in
Row Unit Travel10 in (15-3/8 in)10 in10 in10 in10 in
Opener Disc Angle12 Degree12 Degree12 Degree12 Degree12 Degree
Opener Disc Diameter15 in15 in15 in15 in15 in
Opener Disc Thickness3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
Opener Bearing TypeDouble Ball BearingDouble Ball BearingDouble Ball BearingDouble Ball BearingDouble Ball Bearing
Service Points132130130130130
Number-Size of Tires Transport2-520/85R42 (4-520/85R42)4-IF380/90R464-IF380/90R464-IF380/90R464-IF380/90R46
Number/Size of Tires Wings2-14.9-242-600/55R22.52-600/55R22.52-600/55R22.52-600/55R22.5
Row width Configurations30 in/15 in20 in20 in22 in22 in
Hydraulic Requirements50 GPM50 GPM50 GPM50 GPM50 GPM
Electronic Requirements65 Amps90 Amps90 Amps90 Amps90 Amps
Max Down Pressure 770 lb770 lb770 lb770 lb770 lb

Maestro SP4715 Liquid4715 Seed Only4815 Liquid4815 Seed Only
FoldFront FoldFront FoldFront FoldFront Fold
Total Weight44,000 lb44,000  lb44,500  lb44,500 lb
Axle Weight34,500  lb34,500  lb35,000  lb35,000  lb
Hitch Weight9500  lb9500  lb9500  lb9500  lb
Wheel Base27 ft 6 in27 ft 6 in27 ft 6 in27 ft 6 in
Transport Width: Singles(Duals)[Tracks](17 ft 5 in)[14 ft 7 in](17 ft 5 in)[14 ft 7 in](17 ft 5 in)[14 ft 7 in](17 ft 5 in)[14 ft 7 in]
Shipping Width Minus Tires (Duals)[Tracks]13 ft 11 in13 ft 11 in13 ft 11 in13 ft 11 in
Shipping Height Minus Tires13 ft13 ft13 ft13 ft
Transport Height14 ft 2 in14 ft 2 in14 ft 2 in14 ft 2 in
Transport Length35 ft 9 in35 ft 9 in35 ft 9 in35 ft 9 in
Toolbar Size10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in
Seed Tank Size2 - 83 Bushel (166 Bushel)3 - 83 Bushel (249 Bushel)2 - 83 Bushel (166 Bushel)3 - 83 Bushel (249 Bushel)
Fertilizer Tank Size 730 galN/A730 galN/A
Pump Size92 GPM Max92 GPM Max92 GPM Max92 GPM Max
Pump TypeHydraulicHydraulicHydraulicHydraulic
Wing FlexUp/Down 7 DegreeUp/Down 7 DegreeUp/Down 7 DegreeUp/Down 7 Degree
Parallel Arm Length14-3/8 in (22-3/8 in)14-3/8 in (22-3/8 in)14-3/8 in (22-3/8 in)14-3/8 in (22-3/8 in)
Parallel Arm Thickness7/16 in7/16 in7/16 in7/16 in
Row Unit Travel10 in (15-3/8 in)10 in (15-3/8 in)10 in (15-3/8 in)10 in (15-3/8 in)
Opener Disc Angle12 Degree12 Degree12 Degree12 Degree
Opener Disc Diameter15 in15 in15 in15 in
Opener Disc Thickness3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
Opener Bearing TypeDouble Ball BearingDouble Ball BearingDouble Ball BearingDouble Ball Bearing
Service Points196196200200
Number-Size of Tires Transport4-IF520/75R46CFO4-IF520/75R46CFO4-IF520/75R46CFO4-IF520/75R46CFO
Number/Size of Tires Wings2-600/55R22.52-600/55R22.52-600/55R22.52-600/55R22.5
Row width Configurations30 in/15 in30 in/15 in30 in/15 in30 in/15 in
Hydraulic Requirements70 GPM70 GPM70 GPM70 GPM
Electronic Requirements120 Amps120 Amps120 Amps120 Amps
Max DownPressure770 lb770 lb770 lb770 lb

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