The All-New VertiCORE™ is built with productivity, simplicity and strength at its core. VertiCORE™ has been engineered to give you the strongest and most capable 3-point mounted planter on the market today.
Bring Your Best
With features like 30+ degrees of wing flex, hydraulic weight transfer, bulk seed, and then finish it off with the latest and greatest row unit technology on the market, and you can head into planting season with confidence that you brought your best.
With decades of 3 pt. mounted rigid, folding and stacking toolbar experience, the VertiCORE™ Planter Platform is built for the long haul.
Hitch & Go
The VertiCORE™ features a massive dual hitch design capable of CAT 3 and 4N hitching. This allows quick tractor swaps and hookups with no worry of your tractor hitch Category.
Dual 1/2″ thick 7×7 tubing and full depth hinges, combine to make the strongest and most durable planter toolbar on the market. Weight is distributed across the machine where you need it to keep your high-speed planter units in the ground, no matter the conditions.
Precision Depth Control
Rugged adjustable gauge wheels and tires are included on each machine to accurately manage operating height.
Stay Safe out There
High visibility LED safety lighting and marking are standard on all CORE toolbars. You may be the biggest thing on the road, but you will still be glad you have bright and visible front and rear flashers and marking.
Integrated frame-vacuum, simple wiring, and incorporated electrical and hydraulic routing features, eliminates the mess common to many high-tech planters.
Engineered design and accommodates all of your electronic components, making install possible with simple hand tools. No more designing, fabricating, welding or painting to mount all of your technology.
With the end user and serviceability in mind, Hawkins engineers placed all electronic and hydraulic components in an easily accessible area with plenty of room to work. No contortionist certification needed here.
Keep it Clean
No planter is complete without a fertilizer system, and unfortunately you are usually left to MacGyver yourself a routing plan. The Hawkins VertiCORE™ solves that problem with extra mounting brackets across the entire machine to attach your fertilizer hoses to keep your machine tidy and serviceable.
With 30+ degrees of flex, the wings of the Hawkins VertiCORE™ easily follow the contours of your fields, keeping your row units right where they need to be, even in uneven terrain.
With 30+ degrees of flex in the 3-section frame, the Hawkins VertiCORE™ rivals the flexibility of many pull-type planters on the market today.
Combine the flexibility of the frame with the simple hydraulic weight transfer system, and you can be sure you aren’t just following the land, you are imposing your will on it.
Hydraulic Weight Transfer
Quit worrying about yield loss from excessive center frame compaction with the VertiCORE’s™ integrated hydraulic weight transfer system. The easy to set and easy to operate system allows you to experience the benefits of bulk-seed and high-speed planting without worrying about yield loss, inconsistent planting and reduced plant vigor.
Using the weight of the center to apply down force on the wings the toolbar keeps the wing row units in constant ground contact, keeping consistent seed depth placement across the entire width of the planter. This is especially helpful in no-till and high-speed planting situations.
Equipped with a 55-bushel bulk-seed tank and simple air delivery system, the Hawkins VertiCORE™ keeps you in the field longer between seed refills.
Bulk Made Easy
The single 55-bushel bulk-seed tank on the VertiCORE™ allows for quick and easy fills, and the tank design fits an entire Pro-Box without having to push seed to the corners.
Climb with Confidence
The ladder and platform on the VertiCORE™ are built like a tank, just in case you are too. The simple and robust design make the climb stable and easy for all.
The SeedFlow system easily delivers seed ranging in size from Canola to Faba beans on demand to the individual row hoppers. With no moving parts and a simple full cleanout system you can go plant with confidence that it just flat-out works.
Ready when you are
Precision Planting Ready Row Units are built to accept the Precision Planting technology and products that you need, so that you can build the planter that you want.
Hit the ground running
With features such as 20|20 monitoring, DeltaForce hydraulic downforce, CleanSweep row cleaner control and vSet2 electric drive seed meters, you can head to the field with confidence knowing you’ve given yourself the best odds to perform.
- Cast Iron Row Unit
- 14″ parallel arms
- 16″ Disk openers
- 11″ of row unit travel
- Gauge wheel options- 3″ or 4.5″
- Optional gauge wheel scrapers
- Closing wheel options- rubber, cast iron, or none (add aftermarket)
- Universal faceplate – many row cleaner and fertilizer coulter options
- Manufactured in AGCO’s Beloit, KS factory, a state of the art facility which is ISO 9001 certified for meeting strict quality standards
- vSet- mini hoppers or 1.9bu hopper
- vDrive Insecticide
Already have row units?
The CORE Planter Platform™ is also available with less row units. Offering all of the same smart design features, and functionality to make your purpose-built planter plans a reality.
- Hawkins Grey (Standard)
- Tractor Red
- Tractor Green
- Tractor Blue
Match to Your Operation
The VertiCORE™ Planter Platform is available in many different row spacings, from narrow row to wide row offerings in standard industry spacings. Also, if you have custom needs for specialty spacings, the VertiCORE™ is adaptable to be built to your custom specifications.