6 - 36 ROWS

1200 Series Early Riser Planters

The 1200 Series Early Riser® Planters sets the industry benchmark for consistency in row spacing and plant population accuracy. Engineered to deliver uniformity, the Early Riser Planters allow for versatility in rugged conditions and produce higher yields on average.

1200 Series Early Riser Planter
6 – 36
15" – 40"
Transport Width
11’ 11” – 28’ 8”
Frame Size
7”x7” – 12”x12”

1200 Series Early Riser Planter

Maximize Yield Potential

The 1200 Series Early Riser Planters ensures excellent seed-to-soil contact and uniformity with consistent depth control and accuracy across the planter. Side-by-side trials show Early Riser Planters produce 6% more plants on average above the competition.

Explore Features

  • Make the Most of Short Seasons

    The Case IH Early Riser Planter row unit was designed with agronomics in mind. Many patented features mean accurate in-row spacing, excellent soil-to-seed contact, and earlier, uniform emergence. Watch the video to see how the Early Riser Planter provides these agronomic benefits.

    Clean Seed Trench
    • Leading edge offset openers slice through residue and hard soil.
    • Furrow forming point forms the clean V-shaped seed trench
    • Seed protection shoe acts as a retaining wall, preventing loose soil from falling into the trench before seed.

    Careful Soil Handling
    • Reduced inner diameter gauge wheel Tires allow displaced soil to move up and out to the sides of the trench for less sidewall compaction.
    • Better gauge wheel weight distribution carries the row unit/planter weight away from the edge of the seed trench wall to avoid compression at the base of the trench for more robust roots and plants.
    • Inverted furrow closing disks replace soil from both sides so moist soil covers the seed, improving seed-to-soil contact and proper soil pressure.
  • Versatility in Changing Conditions

    Regardless of your speed, seed size or field condition, the Case IH Advanced Seed Meter (ASM) is equipped for the job.

    The ASM ensures population accuracy and consistent in-row spacing and is accurate at high speeds and in no-till conditions.

    The 1200 Series Early Riser handles a wide variety of seed types and sizes, with a patented system has three spools that cingulate on each side of the seed, eliminating skips and doubles. No seed disk changes and no seasonal calibration required.
  • Handles Any Seed, Any Coating

    We spent hundreds of hours in field testing, with all types of seed combinations, to provide you with the best in seed delivery. The 1200 Series Early Riser Planter reliably delivers seed of any size, type or any coating with simple settings that do not require frequent adjustments, while our best-in-class mini-hopper provides unmatched seed flow control during normal field operations.

    Other features include an improved offset ladder, a platform for easy tank access and scale options for exact measurement of tank fill levels. Automatic tank shut offs from the inductors and multiple small inductor doors drain seed without loss.

  • Putting Technology to Work For You

    Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) from Case IH help you reduce overlaps and skips, manage inputs by prescription, as well as monitor planter performance, all from one display. AFS solutions such as Accu-Row, Accu-Stat and AccuGuide™ allow you to optimize seed placement, eliminate overlap and reduce gaps and overlaps with up to sub-inch accuracy.
  • Fit the Way You Farm

    Case IH has partnered with Precision Planting to offer technologically advanced options - equipping planters with select components, all on the same toolbar, to control residue management, seed placement ​and down-force control row by row.

    • 20/20 SeedSense® planting monitor for row-by-row diagnostics
    • FieldView® & FieldView®Plus for mapping and scouting anywhere
    • vSet® Meter for excellent singulation and spacing in each row
    • vDrive® Electric Drive for row-by-row shutoffs, curve compensation and row-by-row population adjustments
    • DeltaForce® Down-Force Control for higher speed planting while adapting to changing soil conditions​​
    • CleanSweep® Dual-Action Air Cylinders for adjusting your residue managers from the cab
  • Simplified Adjustments & Less Daily Maintenance

    Case IH Early Riser planters are built strong to work as hard as you do, all day long and over multiple planting seasons. And they’re designed to be nimble and flexible, with fewer and easier adjustments and less daily maintenance. New features, like our AccuDrive cable seed meter drive system and redesigned bulk fill system with improved seed handling capabilities, bring more uptime, reliability and agronomic benefit than ever before.

1200 Series Early Riser Planter Testimonial

“90% of the reason I bought a red planter is because of the disc opener. It’s a huge selling point that the others don’t have.”

-Marty Lewis, Lewis Farms


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Special Offers

Planting & Seeding


For 36 Months on 1200 Series Early Riser® Planters
Available Until

May 31, 2024

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