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No till one pass planting rig and cultivator and sidedress rig
I'm sending along two photos - one of my no-till, one-pass planting rig and one of my and sidedress rig for applying 28 percent nitrogen to growing crops. The planting rig consists of a 15-ft. front-mount field cultivator, Versatile 276 tractor, a cart made from a White 5400 corn planter with homemade axles fitted with 6 13-in. tires, and a Deere planter pulled behind. The cart carries 140 gal. of liquid starter fertilizer, a 200 gal. herbicide tank, and 2 ground-drive pumps. The planter at rear carries deep band fertilizer and seed.
My cultivator side-dress rig for applying 28 percent nitrogen to growing crops is made from a 3-pt., rear-mount 6-row cultivator that I equipped with a homemade front-mount 3-pt. The side-dress rig on back was built out of an old anhydrous applicator. The NH3 tank was replaced with a 300 gal. poly tank and ground-drive pump. The pump drive was made from left-over parts from the White 5400 planter used to make my planting cart.
Both of these rigs work outstanding. The Versatile reverse drive tractor is key to their success. (Paul Guenther, 5240 Dexter Townhal Dexters Mich. 48130)

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1991 - Volume #15, Issue #2