Planter Attachments - Find the latest in planting attachments

Find the latest in planting attachments

In this product spotlight we have highlighted ten planting attachment products. Looking for more information? Each company and manufacturer has their phone number and website listed below each product.

MICRO-TRAK® SYSTEMS, INC.Product Spotlight

"SafeGuard™ Blockage Monitor electronically detects blockages and alerts you with an Audible Alarm and a Visual Display of the blocked row's number. With ISOBUS compatibility, the SafeGuard™ ISOmod allows an existing Virtual Terminal to display blockage information that would otherwise be displayed on a SafeGuard™ console.

Bring state-of-the-art blockage monitoring to your Virtual Terminal system.

Reduce over and under-application, save money, and apply liquid product with confidence without having to watch flow monitors or outlets.

Last year after I installed my new "blockage monitor," it worked fine in the yard & was ready to go to the field. So when I got to the field, my very first pass the monitor went off telling me I had a blockage, I couldn't believe I could have a problem so soon, sure enough, I had an orifice plugged, I may have planted all day before checking flow again. So I unclogged the orifice & got back to planting, this time assured I was getting fertilizer to every row.

"The potential loss of crop from not having fertilizer to each row is just too great... now I have peace of mind."

www.micro-trak.com // 800.328.9613
 

GROFF AG, LLC
THE PROVEN LEADER IN FERTILIZER PLACEMENT AND RESIDUE MANAGEMENT.Product Spotlight

FOR ALL PLANTERS FOR ALL TYPES OF TILLAGE PRACTICES

Optimum fertilizer placement enriches the plant root system, improving earlyseason growth and enhancing maximum yields, which increases your profits. Residue management supports greater financial returns by reducing the costs of fuel, machinery, and labor while increasing your crop yields. Additionally, residue management creates environmental benefits by protecting soil and water resources.

Groff Ag products lower your costs while increasing your efficiency, profitability and crop yields.

www.groffag.com // 970.568.9816
 

HAWKINS AG - PLANTER 'NFORCER™Product Spotlight

The Hawkins Planter 'NForcer™ allows for accurate position and precise placement of key starter and pop-up fertilizer. Pneumatic down pressure and a 14" beveled blade allow operation in all field conditions including no-till and the position adjustments to fit strip-till needs. Horizontal adjustments of up to 8" allow a setting to fit various field terrains, farming practices, and fertilizer requirements. Left and right row unit mounting options compensate for multiple planter configurations in all primary models. Rearward mounting of the fertilizer disc allows proper planter operation and residue flow, resulting in precise fertilizer placement out of the residue path and "In the Clear". Accuracy is key for fertilizer placement and the Hawkins 'NForcer™ hits the mark.

• Rear mount for "In the Clear" operation
• 14" beveled coulter blade for superior cut
• Accurately places fertilizer at a depth of 0 to 5 inches
• Eight inches of horizontal adjustment for proper seed to fertilizer spacing
• Caster angle design allows for contour following precision placement
• Pneumatic airbags provide quick and accurate down pressure
• Smooth and consistent operation for minimal disturbance
• Multiple planter mounting kits

www.hawkinsag.com // 308.995.4446
 

PRECISION PLANTINGProduct Spotlight

DELTAFORCE

Two directions of control plus a simple user interface — dominating down force like no one else.

DeltaForce replaces the springs or air bags on your planter with hydraulic cylinders. It automatically increases or reduces weight with military precision, on each row individually.

So when one row encounters conditions different than another (wheel tracks, old road beds, clay knobs, headlands, whatever), each will adjust independently.

Row by row, foot by foot, depth stays exactly where you want it. Row by row, foot by foot, even seed by seed, you produce an environment that fosters uniform germination, optimum growth and maximum yield. You can put DeltaForce on most Deere, CaseIH, Kinze and select White planter models.

www.precisionplanting.com // 309.925.5050
 

RK PRODUCTS, INC.Product Spotlight

Gauge Wheel Arm Pivot Kit

• Plugging between wheel and disk is eliminated.
• Lubrication is less critical because the bore of the hub is effectively sealed and the loads are supported much more efficiently.
• The tire to disk relationship is still determined by a variable number of adjusting washers but because the arm cannot lean wear is almost eliminated. There should be no need to move the arm again unless other parts are replaced.
• The tire can keep the opener disk clean so scrapers can usually be eliminated.
• The tire holds the soil down next to the disk which should produce a more accurate furrow.
• The RKP kit can be used to hold the gauge wheel arms up on Kinze pusher units when these units are in the locked up position.

You should never need to repair this pivot again. This kit has been on the market since 1994 and to our knowledge no one has ever replaced a part due to wear. This kit can be used to repair other after-market kits including those with skewed bore (eccentric) bushings and threaded bushings (John Deere 1700 style). New Bushings are required.

www.rkproducts.com // 800.580.6818
 

SCHLAGEL MFG.Product Spotlight

POSI CLOSE WHEELS

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.

www.schlagel.net // 888.889.1504
 

PRO MAGSProduct Spotlight

  • Eliminates row unit plugging
  • Engineered for all makes and models of planters and drills
  • Heavy duty construction for long usage life
  • Only spoked gauge wheel for all types of tillage
  • The ORIGINAL spoked gauge wheel

Pro Mags® patented products have proven to actively clean the row unit of a planter or drill eliminating the area from plugging with mud and debris during critical seeding times. This has provided the solution to a long overdue problem of moisture dilemma frequently experienced by farmers in all types of tillage practices. No farming operation can afford downtime in planting caused by adverse weather conditions.

www.promagsonline.com // 605.213.1003
 

YETTER MFG. COMPANY
LIDlift
Product Spotlight

• Saves time, and makes filling or checking seed levels in boxes easier
• Opens all rows in seconds with turn of a knob
• Fits most planter models with individual boxes and installation is quick and easy
• No more losing lids during transport or planting
• Quick release latch for row meter service
• Latching mechanism locks lid down until released manually or pneumatically
• Requires small air compressor or plumb into existing compressor

http://www.yetterco.com/media-library/documents/702.pdf

www.yetterco.com // 800.447.5777
 

SCHAFFERT MFG.Product Spotlight

4 LINK CLOSER

Standard swing arm tail sections have limited travel up and down (roughly 4"), which often isn't enough when planting through ditches and over terraces. The new 4 Link Closer from Schaffert Mfg. offers nearly double the travel (up to 7"), keeping press wheels from moving in or out as the row unit flexes, giving more even depth control and better seed-to-soil contact for uniform emergence.

Along with the 4 Link Closer, one can add the G2 liquid fertilizer disc system with a walking beam axle, giving better fertilizer depth and better seed to soil contact in uneven terrain. Bolt Mohawk or Zipper closing wheels to this walking beam axle to break up side wall compaction while compacting the soil around the seed.

The 4 Link Closer and G2 fertilizer disc plus closing wheels are easy to install on John Deere, Kinze, White, and Case IH planters.

www.schaffert.com // 800.382.2607
 

AG LEADERProduct Spotlight

HYDRAULIC DOWN FORCE SYSTEM

Improve emergence, root development and overcome compaction issues – while reducing row unit stress and bounce – with Hydraulic Down Force from Ag Leader.

• Consistent, proper planting depth no matter the field.
• Automatic response time, unlike air bag systems that can take up to 20 seconds or more to respond.
• Greater control - with row-by-row sensing and control available, apply variable pressure across changing spots in the field or where more compaction is present.
• Minimize row unit stress and bounce with the unique nitrogen accumulator that accommodates the tough operating conditions of today's faster planters
• Multiple channels of control, which adjust sections of the planter separately to apply optimal down force where it's needed.
• "Free energy" uplift springs provide lift for row units with large hopper boxes, or in heavily tilled or sandy soils. No added complexity of additional hardware, hydraulic lines and the associated drag.

www.agleader.com // 515.735.7000