1988 - Volume #12, Issue #1, Page #24[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Rubber Pack WheelsAmazonen-Werke uses deflated rubber tires mounted on specially constructed hubs to pack the ground before seeding.
The rubber tires, mounted in-line on a single steel cylinder hub, also drive the drill. "We get less slippage with rubber drive tires resulting in more accurate seeding. And they do a better job packing due to the unique design of the wheel," says company representative Reinhold Schirmbeck.
Two curved metal rims support the outer edges of each deflated tire. As the tire presses down into the soil, it leaves a hump of loose soil at center with two packed furrows on each side. The drill plants into the furrows and then the loose soil is pulled down over the seed.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Amazonen-Werke Gmbh., P.O. Box 51, D-4507 Hasbergen-Gaste, West Germany (ph 05405 5010).
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