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Now You Can Deep Inject Dry Fertilizer, Ammonia
Deep injection of fertilizer and ammonia is catching on quickly across the U.S. Latest new development is the "New Horizon" fertilizer injector which lays dry fertilizer down ahead of the ammonia.
Developed by Leonard Brannan, of Brannan & Cox Equipment Co., Omaha, Neb., the rig lays the fertilizer and ammonia down in a 1-in. band in a one-step process that ammoniates the phosphorus.
Key to the system is the patented design that allows the two materials to be placed close together but without freezing up the delivery tubes. Advantages of deep placing the dry fertilizer with ammonia is that it "doesn't have the reaction problems and cost of liquid fertilizer," says Brannan, "and you make better use of the dry fertilizer than when it's broadcast on the soil."
The New Horizon has seven inverted moldboard knives that are adjustable to inject at depths from 6-14 in. The knives, adjustable from 30-38 in. wide, slice through the soil, chiseling in the fertilizer.
The fertilizer tank holds 4 tons and the unit has hydraulically folding wings. Brannan notes that it requires a 175 hp. or larger tractor, depending on soil conditions.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Brannan & Cox Equipment Co., P.O. Box 24632, Omaha, Neb. 68124 (ph 402 399-8560).

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1984 - Volume #8, Issue #2