Hiniker 6000 Strip-Till
The Hiniker 6000ST is available as a complete system or as a set of attachments for the Hiniker 6000 cultivator. Granular or liquid fertilizer dispensing systems are available with the lift assist or fertilizer carts. The adjustment high tensile steel shank works at depth of 6 to 9 inches. The 18-inch discs easily capture ripped soil and place it into the berm. Each row unit of the 6000 is affixed to the toolbar with a rugged linkage permitting 8-inches of vertical travel of each independent row unit. Built-in auto reset provides up to 10 inches of obstacle clearance. Dual gauge wheels provide depth control and residue management. Each oscillating rubber tired wheel holds down residue while a spring cushioned coulter cuts ahead of the shank. Other features include adjustable width berming discs. Rolling baskets and row cleaners are optional equipment. For more information, contact Hinikier Company, Mankota, Minn., at (507) 625-6621 or see www.hiniker.com.
Elmer's Manufacturing tackles narrow rows
The new Narrow Strip-till Bander from Elmer's Manufacturing allows precise fertilizer band placement in 20- or 22-inch rows. The 16-,18- or 24-row NSB line is designed to handle high residue corn-on-corn conditions. The fertilizer application shanks are spaced to provide excellent trash flow at any operating speed. Features include a heavy-duty 1,300 pound trip shank design that permits independent adjustments to the trip pressure and knife penetration angle. These adjustments give the operator more options in maintaining a constant fertilizer placement depth, particularly with varying soil conditionsThe dual function mole knives or hard suface knives enable anhydrous and dry fertilizer to be applied in a single pass operation. Residue is sized with 20-inch fixed or single pivot coulters. The single pivots' unique "torsion flex" design eliminates the need for springs, reducing moving parts and maintenance costs. The NSB's standard 18-inch berm discs can be adjusted to three ifferent working widths, each with eight pitch settings. Optional equipment includes 13-inch rash cleaners and large diameter rolling baskets to create a berm that will maximize soil-to-seed contact. For more information, contact Elmer's Manufacturing, Altona, MB, at 204-324-6263 or see www.elmersmfg.mb.ca.
Yetter introduces rolling basket attachments
Yetter Manufacturing introduces a rolling basket attachment for strip till openers.
The baskets condition the seedbed for easier planting by breaking up large soil clods on the surface and leaving finer soils in the seedbed for optimal seed-to-soil contact. The unique U-shaped crossbar design shapes and firms the soil berm, creating a smooth, level zone for consistent seed placement. The basket are spring-loaded to float independently the soil openers. Down force on the spring can be adjusted to match soil conditions, and the basket can be locked up when not needed. The welded-steel basket measures 14 inches in diameter and mounts on the Yetter's Maverick Opener or openers from other manufacturers. Each basket rotates on two sealed bearings designed for high-speed operation. The baskets pivot points can be greased for longer wear life, and they have replaceable steel bushings. For more information, contact Yetter Manufacturing, Colchester, Illinois, at 309-776-4111 or see the Web site, www.yetterco.com.
New Blu-Jet geared for high rates, residue
Thurston Manufacturing's new Blu-Jet AT6010 Commercial Class Fertilizer Injection Applicator applies high rates of nitrogen (N) in high residue and covers lots of acres quickly. The heavy-duty 6"x 6" tubular frame is designed with a downward and upward flex capability of nearly 12 vertical feet on 60-foot swath widths, making uniform depth placement over uneven terrain more achievable. Available rocking dual wheels with large tractor style tires on the center section and two single hydraulic gauge wheels on each wing maximize flotation while reducing soil compaction caused by large equipment. Transport width remains is 16.5'. Row units are best configured with the BLU-JET MaxPac spring bundle to help ensure accurate depth in heavy soil types with rocks. SCS2000 spring bundles are available for lighter soils and less rocky conditions. For regions without obstructions, a direct shank mounting is also available. Row unit options include configurations for pre-plant, sidedress, and strip-till. The number of row units available on 30" spacing include 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, or 25. Twenty-inch spacing includes 24, 25 or 36 rows and on 15" spacing 35, 37, and 45 rows are offered. For more information, contact Thurston Manufacturing, Thurston, Neb., at 800-658-3127 or see www.blu-jet.com.
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