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Crumble Closing Wheels For IH Planters
"Our new ęcrumble' closing wheels for IH planters have a concave shape and a reversed cup tooth design that pokes and lifts the soil to provide more aggressive action in hard or wet soil conditions. They eliminate sidewall compaction and also provide loose, crumbled soil for the press wheels, resulting in better seed-to-soil contact," says Jeff Schultze, J.S. Ag Innovations, Inc., Ewing, Mo.
The 8-in. dia. wheels are designed to re-place the existing disc blades on IH 800 and 900 series planters without alteration to the planter row units or press wheels. "Conventional disc blades create slabs in wet or hard soil conditions and don't do a good job of closing the seed trench," says Schultze. "Our crumble wheels poke and tear the soil with-out creating slabs. They go right through residue without bouncing up and down like conventional disc blades and won't plug up. The wheels mount on the original closing wheel mounting brackets and at the same angle, but the concave design provides more aggressive action.
"Another advantage is that pressure on the closing wheel arm can be reduced, resulting in less wear and tear on the planter." The blades come with bearings and hubs and sell for $59 per row.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, J.S. Ag Innovations, Inc., Rt. 2, Box 125C, Ewing, Mo. 63440 (ph 314 494-3698).

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1996 - Volume #20, Issue #2