Planter 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.

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."

MICRO-TRAK® SYSTEMS, INC.
800.328.9613
www.micro-trak.com

Product SpotlightTHE PROVEN LEADER IN FERTILIZER PLACEMENT AND RESIDUE MANAGEMENT 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.

GROFF AG, LLC
970.568.9816
www.groffag.com

Product SpotlightHYDRAULIC 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.
  • "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.

AG LEADER
515.735.7000
www.agleader.com

Product SpotlightPOSI 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.

SCHLAGEL MFG.
888.889.1504
www.schlagel.net

Product SpotlightDELTAFORCE

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.

PRECISION PLANTING
309.925.5050
www.precisionplanting.com

Product SpotlightGAUGE 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.

RK PRODUCTS, INC.
800.580.6818
www.rkproducts.com

Product SpotlightTHREE NEW WAYS TO FINE-TUNE YOUR NO-TILL PLANTING PROGRAM

The newest planter attachments from Martin-Till are guaranteed to make your life easier and your no-till fields more productive.

The Martin-Till Smart Clean™ System makes manual row cleaner adjustments a thing of the past by allowing you to safely raise and lower your row cleaners using an easy-to-use smart phone app.

New Martin-Till dual unit-mounted fertilizer openers allow you to place your nitrogen exactly 2-5/8 inches on both sides of the row at seeding depth.

Martin-Till Razor Wheels cut through the toughest crop residue and cover crops like a hot knife through butter, making high-speed planting easier than ever.

MARTIN-TILL®
800.366.5817
www.martintill.com

Product 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.

PRO MAGS
605.213.1003
www.promagsonline.com

Product Spotlight4 LINK CLOSER™ CLOSING SYSTEMS

Standard swing arm tail sections allow only 4" of travel up and down, which often isn't enough when planting through ditches and over terraces. Schaffert Mfg.'s 4 Link Closer™ (4LC™) offers up to 9" of travel, keeps the closing wheels parallel to the seed trench at all times, eliminates planter bounce in the field, lets you run less down pressure, enables faster planting speeds, and gives more even depth control for even emergence.

The 4LC fits most double disc opener planters and comes with ground attachments for V closing wheels, the G2™ fertilizer disc, and the new G3™ walking beam arm. The walking action of the G2/G3 arms closes the seed furrow better and helps eliminate air pockets. The G2 comes with a new adjustable fertilizer bracket that pivots closer or further away from the disc blade, and a new heavy duty rubber boot that helps eliminate fertilizer on the row unit. Bolt on Mohawk™ or Zipper™ closing wheels to break up side wall compaction while compacting soil around the seed.

The 4 Link Closer closing systems close up the furrow and ensure excellent seed-to-soil contact in any condition.

SCHAFFERT MFG.
800.382.2607
www.schaffert.com

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

HAWKINS AG
308.995.4446
www.hawkinsag.com