1989 - Volume #13, Issue #4, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Red Tornado Seed Treater
Budget Chemical, Inc., Edinburg, Texas, says its new treater handles all types of seed, treating at a rate of either 100 or 200 lbs. per minute, depending on size of auger (4 and 6-in. available). It's powered by a 1 hp. single phase electric motor. The motor belt-drives the bristle auger. A squeeze pump, which applies chemicals to seed as it moves up the auger, is driven by a coupling at the end of the auger drive shaft so it only pumps chemical when the` auger is running. A flow control valve in the hopper controls flow of seed to regulate amount of chemical applied.
The Red Tornado makes seed treating less expensive and eliminates left-over seed. You can combine several different chemicals in one application and you don't have to haul it into town to be treated, or mix it in the planter boxes. It lets you treat seed in your spare time. According to the manufacturer, some farmers who've purchased units have contracted to treat neighbors' seed.
Sells for $1,050.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Budget Chemical, Inc., 900 North 8th Street, Edinburg, Texas 78539 (ph 512 381-5903).
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