Planter Performance Upgrade Kits

Performance Upgrades for Planters

Planting is your most important pass of the year. Make it your best by replacing your planter's older row units with new ExactEmerge™ or MaxEmerge™ 5e row units. Increase uniformity of emergence by also adding Individual Row Hydraulic Downforce. You'll get all the accuracy of electric meters, along with increased productivity without sacrificing seed placement. In fact, you get improved seed singulation and placement. Performance Upgrades are an affordable way to ensure you get the latest technology on your current equipment to help you improve your yields and profitability, plus a more efficient planting season.

Row Unit Performance Upgrade Kits

ExactEmerge or MaxEmerge 5e row units provide more accurate and precise seed placement* for improved population, plus they help you cover more ground in less time. Add Individual Row Hydraulic Downforce (IRHD) for consistent depth placement for more even emergence, and a better crop.


Reduce skips and doubles and improve plant population with an ExactEmerge row unit upgrade. Obtain a 7 percent higher survival rate when compared with row units from other manufacturers1.

  • Match speed of seed to the ground for accurate placement
  • Less seed damage when compared with other row units1
  • Optimal depth for maximum yield potential
  • Ability to plant at higher speeds


MaxEmerge™ 5e

Improve plant population with a MaxEmerge 5e row unit upgrade*. The row-by-row shutoff allows for perfect spacing when planting corners and on curves.

  • Precise population control when planting on curves
  • Improved population accuracy
  • Increased singulation accuracy



Individual Row Hydraulic Downforce (IRHD)

Create the perfect trench and improve crop emergence with Individual Row Hydraulic Downforce. Each seed is planted at the same depth allowing for uniform emergence and improved population accuracy.

  • Increase grain yield by up to 9 percent2
  • Integrated accumulator to protect row units against shock
  • Improved emergence with increased ground contact
  • Increased population uniformity


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Strengthen your ROI by achieving new levels of planting performance with the additional items shown below.

Pneumatic Closing Wheels

Adjust closing wheels in seconds. Available on MaxEmerge 5e and ExactEmerge row units, pneumatic wheels provide consistent trench closing in rough field conditions.

Mobile Row Unit Runoff

Getting your planter ready to plant? Optimize row-unit performance, and adjust vacuum pressure and meter accuracy from your mobile device to ensure settings are correct.

Connect Mobile

Connect Mobile

Monitor real-time data row by row in high definition, such as singulation, downforce, and population. Receive alerts to easily detect any problem that could occur during planting.

Easy Adjust Row Cleaners

Use three preset heights to remove residue from the seed trench. No more climbing under the planter to make changes. Do it from the cab with the touch of a button.

*Internal comparison of ExactEmerge and MaxEmerge 5e row units and components with original MaxEmerge row units and components, based on field and growing conditions. Individual results may vary.