1984 - Volume #8, Issue #6, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Duck Foot Injector For Liquid Manure
Manufactured and marketed by Loyal Equipment, of Guelph, Ont., it's equipped with gauge wheels to maintain a constant depth which is adjustable from 3 to 6 in. "We've discovered that a depth of 4¢ in. to 5 in. is ideal for getting maximum crop yield benefit," says Hettinga. "Limited trials indicate we can expect a 10 to 14% boost in corn yields with shallow 4¢ in. injection, versus deeper injection of 10 to 12 in."
Loyal Equipment has introduced a 4-shank shallow injector equipped with the new-style "duckfoot" shovels, that fits most gravity or vacuum tanks. It takes a 10 ft. swath, is adjustable for row width, and applies up to 600 gals. (U.S.) per minute at 4¢ mph. Requires 5 hp. per shank.
Sells for right at $4,500 with a hydraulic-driven pump, $3,000 without (Canadian dollars).
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Reg Hettinga, Loyal Equipment Ltd., P.O. Box 1616, Guelph, Ont. N1H 6R7 (ph 519 836-9918).
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