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In the beginning

The Seed Smith concept was born in 2021 under Ironstone Ag’s predecessor, Marwonga Precision Farming Services. A client approached us wanting to know if they could have a John Deere Rate Controller working with their new Morris ICT air cart.

We said yes.

Having multiple brands in the cab is frustrating

SeedSmith allows you to leverage the best features of the John Deere and Morris products without compromise. Prescription/variable rate maps run through your Gen4 display directly to the John Deere Rate Controller. No need to teach operators how to operate a Topcon system just for seeding. Transfer data directly between MyOperations and your seeder

my operations prescription map
braided harness solenoid bank

WA built using high quality components

Our integration kit is a drop-in replacement for the factory optioned Topcon control system. Right here in WA we build an electronics cabinet with a John Deere Rate Controller 2000 and Bosch ECU fitted, fully braided heavy-duty harnesses, and in-cab display. The kit utilizes all original Topcon sensors, streamlining the installation process and backup parts availability.

Clever design

The system works by enhancing the capabilities of the John Deere Rate Controller 2000. A Bosch ECU is fitted and especially programmed to provide features that previously could only be offered by a Topcon system.

Bosch Bodas ECU
John Deere rate controller 2000 ecu

The brains

John Deere Rate Controller 2000 standard features

Rate control

Section control

Bin level monitoring

SeedSmith enhancements

Section latency correction

Metering roller clutch monitoring

Hydraulic downforce control

Rapidly evolving product

Pictured is the electronics cabinet of our second prototype. Two of these units have completed the 2023 season and we are excited to bring you a professional and further refined product in 2024

seed smith prototype control cabinet
seeding gps guidance drone

Ready to make the switch?

Orders can be placed by contacting us at Your system is built right here in WA and installed on-farm by us. We are based in WA central wheatbelt to support our product during seeding both over the phone and on-farm.


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