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“Mud Rx” Keeps Mud Out Of Gauge Wheels
After years of cleaning mud out from between opener disks and gauge wheels on their air drill planters, Robin Weisz and Ted Juhl solved their problem. They came up with a gauge wheel that keeps the disk clean.
  “Ted farms along the Red River, and I no-till in rocky, abrasive soils west of the valley, but we both struggled with mud,” says Weisz.
  For years they tried and compared notes on different scrapers and wheel options. Finally they developed a design and, with the help of a 3D printer, made a prototype. After several modifications they perfected a design that keeps the disk clean without wear on the tires. They found a fabricator and began making and selling their invention.
  The rubber-covered, ultra high molecular weight polyethylene scrapes disks clean. The rigid design also eliminates the flex that wore out OEM gauge wheels. They named it the Mud Rx.
  “The product has very low friction and very low wear,” says Weisz. “We expect it to have 5 to 10 times the life of an OEM wheel.”
  Although initially developed for their Deere planters, they now have units that fit Kinze, AGCO White and New Holland. They’re working on an insert that will fit International planters. Weisz and Juhl are currently selling them direct.
  “We’ve priced them at $45 each with a discount for orders of more than 100,” he says.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, TR Solutions, 2639 1st St. S.E., Hurdsfield, N. Dak. 58451 (ph 701 805-1860; trsolutions@polarcomm.com).

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2017 - Volume #41, Issue #1