Seed Placement– Furrow Integrity – Timing

Maestro SW

HORSCH LLC. Products Planting and Seeding | Maestro SW

Getting a crop planted at the correct time, at the correct depth, and in the correct environment are the fundamental keys in setting a stage for maximum yield potential. These are the key fundamentals that Maestro row crop planter technology are based on. Technology and design that maximize every minute of the optimum planting window to secure maximum potential yield. A complete design concept to ensure precise placement of each seed to achieve rapid germination and uniform emergence. This is a platform that protects soil structure integrity during planting. The Maestro row crop planter is the only planter on the market today with a common-sense approach in design that incorporates basic agronomic principals for securing maximum yield potentials. We use three terms to describe this unit - simple, robust, precise.

The Maestro Dry series features two distribution towers which supply the fertilizer system mounted to the front of the toolbar with granular fertilizer. Single disk openers are placed in a 2 x 2 configuration offering a fantastic option for placing granular starter fertilizer alongside the furrow while planting. Electric drive metering system provides ultra accurate calibration and rate control. Air system provides uniform and precise product distribution at each opener. 

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 SW 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.

Row Unit Composition

The HORSCH Maestro SW 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.competitive

Capacity

The Maestro SW 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 SW Deluxe is an additional saddle tank option supplying an additional 500 gallons of liquid capacity. The Maestro SW 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 SW secures maximum yield potentials.

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 proper 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 falling behind in yield potential. Precise seed placement is a full system approach in the Maestro SW. To place a seed precisely first starts with stabilizing the toolbar. The weight transfer system on the Maestro SW 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 consistent and 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.

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.

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 SW 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.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Maestro SW Granular

Maestro SW Granular1630 Dry2420 Dry2422 Dry2430 Dry
FoldFront FoldFront FoldFront FoldFront Fold
Total Weight24,000 lb27,000 lb29,000 lb33,000 lb
Axle Weight19,170 lb21,566 lb22,566 lb26,359 lb
Hitch Weight4,830 lb5,434 lb5,750 lb6,641 lb
Wheel Base24 ft24 ft24 ft29 ft 1 in
Transport Width: Singles(Duals)
[Tracks]
12' ft 6 in (17 ft 6 in)13 ft 5 in13 ft 5 in(17 ft 6 in)
Transport Height13 ft 8 in13 ft 8 in13 ft 8 in13 ft 8 in
Transport Length29 ft 8 in29 ft 8 in29 ft 8 in33 ft 9 in
Toolbar Size10 ft x 8 ft10 ft x 8 ft10 ft x 8 ft10 ft x 8 ft
Seed Tank Size83 Bushel83 Bushel83 Bushel83 Bushel
Fertilizer Tank Size2-83 Bushel2-83 Bushel2-83 Bushel2-83 Bushel
Wing FlexDown 3 Deg, Up 20 DegDown 3 Deg, Up 20 DegDown 3 Deg, Up 20 DegDown 3 Deg, Up 20 Deg
Parallel Arm Length22-3/8 in22-3/8 in22-3/8 in22-3/8 in
Parallel Arm Thickness7/16 in7/16 in7/16 in7/16 in
Row Unit Travel15-3/8 in15-3/8 in15-3/8 in15-3/8 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 Points86126126126
Number-Size of Tires Transport2-520/85R42 (4-520/85R42)4-IF380/90R464-IF380/90R462-520/85R42 (4-520/85R42)
Number/Size of Tires Wings2-14.9-242-14.9-252-14.9-252-600/55R22.5
Row width Configurations30 in20 in22 in30 in
Hydraulic Requirements30 GPM30 GPM30 GPM30 GPM
Electronic Requirements60 Amps70 Amps70 Amps70 Amps
Max DownPressure770 lb770 lb770 lb770 lb

Maestro SW Standard

Maestro SW Standard1630 Liquid1630 Seed Only2420 Liquid2420 Seed Only
FoldFront FoldFront FoldFront FoldFront Fold
Total Weight21,000 lb21,000 lb24,000 lb24,000 lb
Axle Weight16774 lb16774 lb19170 lb19170 lb
Hitch Weight20 ft20 ft20 ft20 ft
Transport Width: Singles(Duals)
[Tracks]
12 ft 6 in (17 ft 6 in)12 ft 6 in (17 ft 6 in)12 ft 6 in (15 ft 1 in)12 ft 6 in (15 ft 1 in)
Shipping Width Minus Tires (Duals)
[Tracks]
11 ft 9 in (13 ft 4 in)11 ft 9 in (13 ft 4 in)11 ft 9 in (12 ft 5 in)11 ft 9 in (12 ft 5 in)
Shipping Height Minus Tires12 ft12 ft12 ft12 ft
Transport Height12 ft 9 in12 ft 9 in12 ft 9 in12 ft 9 in
Transport Length25 ft 8 in25 ft 8 in26 ft 2 in26 ft 2 in
Toolbar Size10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in
Seed Tank Size83 Bushel2 - 83 Bushel (166 Bushel)83 Bushel2 - 83 Bushel (166 Bushel)
Fertilizer Tank Size725 GalN/A725 GalN/A
Pump Size92 GPM Max92 GPM Max92 GPM Max92 GPM Max
Pump TypeHydraulicHydraulicHydraulicHydraulic
Wing FlexUp/Down 20 DegreeUp/Down 20 DegreeDown 10 Deg, Up 20 DegDown 10 Deg, Up 20 Deg
Parallel Arm Length14-3/8 in14-3/8 in14-3/8 in14-3/8 in
Parallel Arm Thickness7/16 in7/16 in7/16 in7/16 in
Row Unit Travel10 in10 in10 in10 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 Points7070102102
Number-Size of Tires Transport2-520/85R42 (4-520/85R42)2-520/85R42 (4-520/85R42)2-480/80R46(4-320/90R54)2-480/80R46(4-320/90R54)
Number/Size of Tires Wings2-14.9-242-14.9-242-14.9-252-14.9-25
Row width Configurations30 in30 in20 in20 in
Hydraulic Requirements50 GPM50 GPM50 GPM50 GPM
Electronic Requirements35 Amps35 Amps50 Amps50 Amps
Max Down Pressure770 lb770 lb770 lb770 lb
Maestro SW Standard2422 Liquid2422 Seed Only3115 Seed Only3215 Seed Only
FoldFront FoldFront FoldFront FoldFront Fold
Total Weight27,500 lb27,500 lb27,000 lb27,000 lb
Axle Weight21966 lb21966 lb21566 lb21566 lb
Wheel Base24 ft24 ft20 ft20 ft
Transport Width: Singles(Duals)
[Tracks]
(16 ft 3 in)[14 ft 10 in](16 ft 3 in)[14 ft 10 in](12 ft 6 in) [17 ft 6 in](12 ft 6 in) [17 ft 6 in]
Shipping Width Minus Tires (Duals)
[Tracks]
(13 ft 9 in)[14 ft 10 in](13 ft 9 in)[14 ft 10 in](11ft 9 in) [13 ft 4 in](11ft 9 in) [13 ft 4 in]
Shipping Height Minus Tires12 ft 4 in12 ft 4 in12 ft 8 in12 ft 8 in
Transport Height13 ft 5 in13 ft 5 in13 ft 5 in13 ft 5 in
Transport Length33 ft 6 in33 ft 6 in27 ft27 ft
Toolbar Size10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in10 in x 8 in
Seed Tank Size83 Bushel2 - 83 Bushel (166 Bushel)2 - 83 Bushel (166 Bushel)2 - 83 Bushel (166 Bushel)
Fertilizer Tank Size730 GalN/AN/AN/A
Pump Size92 GPM Max92 GPM Max92 GPM Max92 GPM Max
Pump TypeHydraulicHydraulicHydraulicHydraulic
Wing FlexDown 3 Deg, Up 20 DegDown 3 Deg, Up 20 DegDown 3 Deg, Up 20 DegDown 3 Deg, Up 20 Deg
Parallel Arm Length14-3/8 in14-3/8 in14-3/8 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 in10 in10 in (15-3/8 in)10" (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 Points126126130130
Number-Size of Tires Transport4-IF380/90R464-IF380/90R462-520/85R42 (4-520/85R42)2-520/85R42 (4-520/85R42)
Number/Size of Tires Wings2-14.9-252-14.9-252-14.9-272-14.9-27
Row width Configurations22 in22 in30 in/15 in30 in/15 in
Hydraulic Requirements50 GPM50 GPM50 GPM50 GPM
Electronic Requirements50 Amps50 Amps64 Amps64 Amps
Max Down Pressure770 lb770 lb770 lb770 lb

Maestro SW Deluxe

Maestro SW Deluxe2420 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 Size730 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 Pressure770 lb770 lb770 lb770 lb
Maestro SW Deluxe3215 Liquid3620 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 Size730 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 Pressure770 lb770 lb770 lb770 lb770 lb
Maestro SW Deluxe4715 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 Size730 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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