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Basket Wheels For Row Crop Planters
A Wyoming manufacturer says you can improve the performance of your row crop planter with new "basket wheels" that replace existing it gauge and closing wheels.
Particularly useful in wet conditions, Schlagel Mfg.'s "Posi Close" planter wheels consist of 16-in. dia. steel baskets to replace gauge wheels and 12-in. dia. steel baskets to replace closing wheels. They're fitted with V-shaped crossbars made of 1/2-in. dia. rod that extend 2 1/2 in. on either side of the wheels to leave a 5-in. wide footprint in the soil.
The open wheels don't compact soil like solid wheels, preventing crusting and making it easier to close the seed furrow. They allow crop residue to flow freely through. The V-shaped angle of the crossbars on the wheels throws trash to the back, says Schlagel.
Available for all Deere, Case-IH, Kinze and White planters.
Sells for $300 per row.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Schlagel MFG., RR 1, Box 155C, Torrington, Wy. 82240 (ph 888 889-1504 or 307 532-4451; fax 8994).  _,

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1997 - Volume #21, Issue #6