Taking Care of Mud on the Planter

RK Products redesigns mud scraper for Deere and Kinze planters.

Published on: Sep 1, 2011

A new design, bolt-on mud scraper for John Deere and Kinze planters offers improved mud disposal as well as improved operation in residue-strewn fields.

Designed with a 45-degree angle operating position, the new mud scraper from RK Products bolts on, requires no reworking or welding, and fits closer to the gauge wheel. The mounting bracket is easily clamped to the hub of the gauge wheel arm with a U-bolt. Two milled surfaces provide contact with hubs of different sizes. Two cone point set screws are embedded in the surface of the hub to provide a rock-solid mount with angular and lateral adjustments.

RK Products is marketing this "no-weld, no-rework" gauge wheel mud scraper for John Deee and Kinze Planters.
RK Products is marketing this "no-weld, no-rework" gauge wheel mud scraper for John Deee and Kinze Planters.

The scraper blade is made from 3/16-inch heat treated steel, and comes in three shapes for older, flatter gauge wheel designs; a regular profile for most newer tires, and an "IH Profile" for tires with a reduced inner diameter.

For more information on the new scrapers, contact RK Products at (800) 580-6818, or go on-line at www.rkproducts.com.

By "clicking" here, you've indicated an interest in the latest in agricultural technology, and we'd like to provide you with even more of What's New in the power-tech industry. To receive our bi-weekly e-newsletter on trends and developments in machinery and ag technology click here POWERIRON to join thousands of readers who receive our updates free of charge every other week.

For Willie Vogt's observations about the growth of technology in our industry, be sure to visit his FARMER IRON column.

In addition, if you have interest in livestock technology be sure to visit www.beefproducer.com for news and views and new products related to beef cattle and the beef industry.

And, there's always something new going on at our world-class show sites:

Farm Progress Show

Husker Harvest Days

New York Farm Show

Hay Expo