1991 - Volume #15, Issue #3, Page #31[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Wing tip injectors for chisel plow sweeps
"With our system, you can combine anhydrous application with chisel plowing, along with granular herbicide application and incorporation, doing it all in only one pass over the field. The fuel savings on only 500 acres is enough to cover the cost of equipping a 30 ft. chisel plow with a set of our wing tip injectors. Some operators use them with air seeders," Dale points out.
"We came up with the idea because we felt conventional knives and tubes allowed too much anhydrous to escape. Our injectors place anhydrous at the wing tips where it's immediately covered with soil. We get 95% or better efficiency, compared with only about 80% for injectors that place anhydrous behind the center of each sweep."
The Neidharts have used wing tip injectors on their own farm for six years, and have sold nearly 4,000 through small ads in state papers. They offer wing tip injector tubes in left, right and double left-right designs to fit 14,16 and 18 in. sweeps. Cost runs right at $15 per ft. of chisel plow or cultivator width.
The injectors, available for hot or cold flow systems, are made of seamless double and triple wall steel tubing for strength in rocky conditions. Tubes also available for wing-tip injection of liquid fertilizers.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, DJ Manufacturing,Rt. 1, Box 130, New Salem, N. Dak. 58563 (ph 701 843-7427, or 8687).
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