1988 - Volume #12, Issue #2, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Bander Bar for Grain DrillsNew up-front "bander bar" for grain drills lets you precisely place liquid fertilizer below and between seed rows on drills with double disc openers.
Manufactured by Palouse Welding & Machine, the bander bar mounts at the front of the drill and replaces the drill's regular hitch. The double bar is fitted with one specially-made narrow profile spring shank per row. Shanks can be positioned to place fertilizer directly under seed or shifted to the side to place fertilizer between and below rows. Most farmers place fertilizer 4 to 4 1/ 2 in deep and the seed about 2 in. deep, according to the company.
A 12-ft. double bander bar sells for $4,000. A 2-drill model, which includes a 2-drill hitch, sells for $9,500.
A single bander bar is also available. It mounts below the existing hitch and is fitted with enough shanks to place a band of fertilizer between every other row. A 12-ft. model sells for $1,000. Both the single and double bander bars raise hydraulically.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Palouse Welding & Machine Inc., P.O. Box 187,East 605 Main, Palouse Wash. 99161 (ph 509 878-1551).
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