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Dry Application System Gives Big Sprayers More Work
Fennig Equipment has joined with Hagie Manufacturing to produce the Hagie Commodity Delivery System (CDS) for seeding cover crops and applying dry fertilizer or granular nutrients. The application system is compatible with 2007 model year and newer Hagie STS series self-propelled sprayers.
    Adam Fennig says the CDS has a 140 cu. ft. pressurized poly tank that can carry about 3 tons of dry fertilizer. Weight of other products in a full tank would vary. The tank is pressurized and dry material moves through a 6-outlet stainless steel metering system via hoses that supply drop nozzles on a 90-ft. boom.
    Hagie Mfg. says the CDS can apply 100 lbs. of cereal rye seed at 8 mph, 120 lbs of Potash/MAP at 7 mph, and 20 lbs. of annual ryegrass at 14 mph. The CDS has a section control meter and drop applicators to extend down between rows of tall row crops. An onboard scale can be upgraded to an ISO interface. Equipped with air cylinders that hook in with precision rate controllers, the CDS also allows growers to use sectional control.
    Fennig says that as more farmers plant cover crops, there’s always a struggle to get them seeded in a timely fashion. The CDS can seed into standing corn in August, so the cover crop starts growing well before harvest. The system can also apply pre-tassel or late season nitrogen, making more efficient use of big self-propelled sprayers.
    Hagie says the STS can be optioned with Hagie’s tall corn package that includes front shielding, under frame covers, wheel covers and crop dividers. Using this equipment results in less crop damage and added protection for the machine.
     Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Fennig Equipment, 1456 St. Anthony Rd., Coldwater, Ohio 45828 (ph 419 953-8500; www.fennigequipment.com) or Hagie Manufacturing, P.O. Box 273, Clarion, Iowa 50525 (ph 800 247-4885).

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