Shallow compaction (0-6 inches deep) directly in the root zone is the most detrimental to yield. Visual symptoms like stunted plant height is often a key indicator that soil compaction is present. Just how much does soil compaction at the time of planting impact your yield potential? Experts estimate that average yield loss from compaction ranges from 10-20%, but can range as high as 60% in extreme situations.
Can you afford to give up a minimum of 10% in yield potential to compaction? Even if you could afford to, why would you want to?
The Fendt Momentum planter equipped with Load Logic provides you with a solution to the compaction issues that are otherwise created in non-optimal conditions.
Fendt Momentum’s “Load Logic” system, automatically transfers weight off the row units of the planter by lifting and adjusting the planter frame to minimize row unit downforce. The system has two automatic modes of operation, Load Balance, which distributes weight across the entire frame, or Controlled Traffic, which shifts compaction pressure to follow tractor path.