Planter and Drill Attachment Product Roundup 2014

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"Product Roundup" of the latest Planter and Drill Attachment offerings from some of the industry's leading suppliers.

 

Yetter 2940 Air Adjust Series

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Yetter’s innovative 2940 Air Adjust Series allows you to adjust up and down pressure with the touch of a button. The in-cab controller allows for five programmable settings. For 2014, Yetter is offering Hydraulic Compressors as an option for use with the Pneumatic Hydraulic Control Kit, giving Yetter customers three compressor options to choose from as the air source for their 2940 Air Adjust attachments. The 2940 Series of products includes the 2940 Residue Manager, Coulter/Residue Manager Combo, Firming Wheel, Rolling Basket, and Floating Residue Manager Basket Combo. 

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Copperhead Ag Furrow Cruiser

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The Furrow Cruiser™ is the most advanced spiked closing wheel on the market today. No other closing system can offer the same firming/crumbling action and be as consistent as these wheels in every planting condition. With built in depth control, its lightweight, aggressive design allows for seed-slot closure even when field conditions are at the limit. Visit us online today, and let us help you get rid of the compaction in your field.

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FHR U-Trough Approach

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Introducing a concept planter that places fertilizer and biologicals in a u-trough to maximize energy and nutrient efficiency in each and every plant. The U-Trough Approach consists of using liquid and dry fertilizers, biological and other nutritional additives applied at planting. On one side of the row, we apply a dry homogeneous blend of fertilizer; on the opposite side, we inject liquid nitrogen with calcium and sulfur. Below the row, a stream of liquid orthophosphate and a biological root stimulant are placed. Each and every plant has access to the same levels of nutrients, which promotes consistency and uniformity to the crop. If you are interested in maximizing yields, increasing nutrient efficiency and growing a high-quality crop, look at the U-Trough Approach. 

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Groff Ag Power Row Cleaner

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These self-cleaning finger row cleaners are available as three- or six-hole units. The new Power Row Cleaner features individual electronic-driven depth control on the go from within the cab. Groff row cleaners enter soil horizontally and emerge vertically for tangle-free operation, and remove residue with minimal disturbance while pulverizing clods. They remove residue from a wider path to reduce planter bounce and ensure more uniform seed depth for improved seed-to-soil contact. The row cleaners minimize wrapping in damp conditions and reduce hairpinning and wedging.

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Groff Ag Row Flex Placer

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This heavy-duty, liquid-fertilizer attachment allows for precise placement with unmatched accuracy. It features a mounting bracket pre-drilled to fit MaxEmerge, MaxEmerge 2, Kinze and White style planters, as well as Case IH row units. Made from high-tensile, 3/8-inch steel plates, the unit attaches to the left or right side of the mounting bracket. It consists of narrow double-disc, 13½-inch fertilizer blades with a spring-tension inside scraper and standard boxed furrower receptacle. The exactness of this attachment improves operational efficiency.

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Martin-Till Planting System

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Consisting of a combination of planting attachments in a five-step process, the Martin-Till planting system is designed to increase the number of days available for planting, improve stands and increase the chances of faster, early growth in a wide range of soil conditions.

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Totally Tubular Starter Fertilizer Tubes

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Totally Tubular’s quality-made, starter-fertilizer products apply fertilizer below the seed on a variety of planters to put fertilizer right where you want it – in the root system of the plant. These fertilizer tubes were named the 2012 No-Till Product of the Year in the Fertilizer Application category by No-Till Farmer readers. This simple, yet effective design is totally protected by the disc blades, so rocks should not be an issue. The 1/8-inch wall, 3/8-inch stainless tube will easily outlast the disc scraper. The optional seed bounce flap closes the opening between the disc openers, assuring correct seed placement by eliminating seed bounce and ricochet.

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Schaffert Mfg. Co. G2 Fertilizer Disc

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Schaffert Mfg. Co. offers a revolutionary method of applying fertilizers, 2 to 3 inches to the side of the row and up to 2 inches deep with our G2 fertilizer disc behind the planter. The G2 fertilizer disc is an 8 inch (11# per row) single-disc opener that is mounted on the press wheel brackets of John Deere, Kinze, White, Great Plains, Monosem and Yetter planters. New for 2014: Right- and left-hand row units are available. Also new is a redesigned bracket boasting an easy adjust scraper that works in all field conditions. The G2 works well with Mohawk Closing Wheels. Only $199 per row.
 

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Schaffert Mfg. Co. Rebounder Seed Cover

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The Rebounder seed cover (Made in the USA) is a simple, yet effective planting attachment that improves the accuracy and uniformity of in-furrow seed placement on planters and drills. The Rebounder has a patented concave design that guides all the seeds to the bottom of the seed furrow. Only minutes to install. Our motto is “Install-em and forget-em: Plant with peace of mind.” The Rebounder has three in-furrow fertilizer attachments: Y-Not Split-It, Hose Holder and Straight Shot. We introduced four new innovative brackets to mount on the seed tubes and planter units: Kinze EdgeVac, Precision WaveVision and BullsEye, and the White 9000. 
 
 
 
 

Schlagel Posi-Close Planter Wheels

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Common rubber wheels are normally associated with the seed trench crusting and baking, or simply opening back up when they are used in wet soil. This is by far the most common complaint from farmers using traditional wheels. Posi-Close Planter Wheels will leave soft mulch on top of the seedbed to prevent crusting and baking. Posi-Close Wheels will not leave any smearing or extreme compaction, which is always coupled with use of regular rubber wheels. No need to worry about the seed trench opening back up with our wheels because there will be no seed trench. With the patented "horizontal rod" design and with a wide ground path, Posi-Close Wheels will literally destroy the seed trench.
 
 
 
 

Sunco Nutri Mate 3

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Farmers looking for extra bushels are utilizing 2-by-2 starter fertilizer placement using the row units of their planters. This method assures precise placement of fertilizer in relation to the seed. Precision fertilizer placement has proven to translate into uniform fields and higher yields with less fertilizer.
  • The 3rd-generation Nutri Mate 3 from Sunco is the only row-unit-mounted, 2-by-2 starter-fertilizer opener proven to dependably deliver higher gallons of nutrients without plugging and no risk of seed burn.
  • The Nutri Mate 3 features discs that pivot and are pulled vs. fixed units that that are pushed; a larger notched disc that always rotates and runs parallel to the planter true V; a dependable, long-lasting inside scraper; and a state-of-the-art diaphragm check valve.
  • A “BIG Plus” when using the Nutri Mate 3, the fertilizer is placed in the Root Zone, not on the soil surface.
 
 
 
 

Sunco Saber Tooth Trash Discs

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The task of moving trash in no-till has been perfected by Sunco with its Saber Tooth trash discs. Introduced in 1995, Sunco incorporates three unique features to move trash away from planter row units into the row middles:
 
  • Sunco uses concave discs instead of wheels. Trash contacting the concave surface rotates the discs without needing ground contact. Trash flows away instead of being pushed.
  • The original “Saber Tooth-Tiger Tooth” swept-back tooth design moves and releases trash, rather than poking and carrying trash as with spiked wheels.
  • The two discs are separated enough so they don’t compete for trash, stop turning and plug.

Plus, height adjustment is fast with Sunco’s Quick Adjust Pin and the new easy access Screw Adjust that features a screw-adjust knob near the top of the planter row unit's parallel linkage.

 
 
 
 

Dawn Equipment Gaugetine 1230 Closing Wheel

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Dawn Equipment’s Gaugetine 1230 Closing Wheel is perfectly suited for Deere 1860/1890 drill openers with bearings in the arm. The Gaugetine was developed to promote seed-to-soil contact and uniform emergence while eliminating sidewall compaction. Its symmetrical design allows for even wear by simply rotating the wheels. And like other Dawn Equipment M-Series premium closing wheels, this wheel is interchangeable to suit various tillage conditions. 
 
 
 
 

Dawn Equipment RFX/RFX+ Actuation Products

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The Dawn RFX/RFX+ actuation products, used in conjunction with the Dawn MiFX controller and patented ground hardness sensors, provide real-time adjustment of down pressure on each row unit, resulting in consistent seed depth regardless of varying soil compaction. The Dawn RFX/RFX+ actuation product will be offered in multiple configurations, from three control sections up to row-by-row control, exclusively for John Deere XP planter row units.
 
 
 

Anderson Double Shot Opener

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The Dawn RFX/RFX+ actuation products, used in conjunction with the Dawn MiFX controller and patented ground hardness sensors, provide real-time adjustment of down pressure on each row unit, resulting in consistent seed depth regardless of varying soil compaction. The Dawn RFX/RFX+ actuation product will be offered in multiple configurations, from three control sections up to row-by-row control, exclusively for John Deere XP planter row units.
 
 
 
 

SpikeWheel Single-Pass Injection System

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Place your liquid products at the plants' root zone for optimal benefits with low disturbance with the SpikeWheel™ technology. SpikeWheel’s single-pass, subsurface liquid injection system places liquid fertilizer at an optimal 3½ inches into the soil, giving plants immediate access to nutrients, thus promoting growth. With demanding conditions like no-till, hard soils and sod, the SpikeWheel™ has been designed to be accurate, efficient, effective and adaptable. SpikeWheel™ is constructed of 304 stainless steel, hardened alloy injection points and nylon hub bushings. It provides superior down pressure in hard soils.
 
 
 
 

QuickHinge from Poly Tech

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Keep it together with Poly Tech! During planting, the last thing you want to deal with is lost lids. The QuickHinge for Kinze and John Deere planters keeps lids secure and makes it easier to fill your planter boxes.
 
Save Time – Filling your box planters consumes a lot of time because you have to open and close all those lids! The QuickHinge makes this process quick and easy. Just flip, fill, then snap the lid shut. The QuickHinge also keeps your lids securely attached. No wasted time picking up wind-scattered lids.
 
Save Money – Lost lids cost you money. QuickHinge lids stay tight during transport, which means more cash in your pocket!
 
 
 
 

Vanguard VM-4000 Series Non-Population Seed Monitors from Daugherty

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Introducing the 2014 line of non-population seed monitors from Vanguard…The VM-4000 Series. All new from the ground up, there are three models to choose from. The VM-4100 is a basic 16-row model featuring our new EZ Convert implement harness. The VM-4200 and VM-4400 are packed with features, including up to 36-row monitoring with ability to monitor liquid flow and seeds. The on-screen display shows seeds/second information by row or Min-Max-Avg.
 
All models feature:
 
  • 7-inch color touch screen
  • 1-36 row monitoring
  • Adjustable backlight
  • Day/night mode
  • Adjustable audible alarm
  • RAM ball mount
 

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