Planter Mounted Chemical Incorporator
Latest new device for incorporating herbicides into top soil when planting corn, soy-beans or other row crops is the Rolling Incorporator invented by Nebraska farmer John Benzel, of Scotts Bluff.
"Instead of simply scratching or stirring the surface, this incorporator thoroughly mixes soil and chemical," says Benzel. It's made of eight star-shaped metal wheels (8.5 in. in dia.) per row.
The wheels are grouped in clusters of four, with two side by side clusters serving each row. Both clusters roll on sealed bearings.
"Mounting the eight wheels per row in two groups of four allows them to be angle-adjusted for the desired degree of incorporation," explains Benzel. "Incorporation depth is controlled by adjusting tension of a spring-loaded control arm."
For trashy conditions, Benzel is perfecting a set of mechanical "clean out" forgers that prevent stalks, straw or other debris from building upon the star-shaped wheels.
Sells for $250 per row.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John Benzel, 2501 5th Ave., Scotts Bluff, Neb. 69361 (ph 308 632-2326).

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