Narrow Seed Wheel Stays Cleaner

Less than 1/2 in. wide, DuraLok Seed Firming Wheels from Exapta Solutions fit seed furrows. As a result, the narrow wheels do a better job of firming up seed-to-soil contact.


   “It took a lot of trial and error on our part to get the design right,” says Ethan Begle, Exapta Solutions. “OEM and after-market seed-firming wheels are simply too wide. Even the narrowest were not narrow enough for the conditions we saw.”


   Begle says DuraLok wheels have proven themselves on farms throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as in other countries.


   “We have no dissatisfied customers,” he says proudly.


   The DuraLok wheels are designed to fit Deere 50, 60, and 90 Pro Series drills, as well as Deere 750 and 1850 drills. They also fit Case SDX drills.


   The wheels feature a chamfered hub with a replaceable bearing. The design lets dirt fall away more easily for better bearing life. The sleek hub has no bolt heads sticking out to catch field debris and provides more clearance between the hub and the firming arm. This simplifies bearing replacement.


   The urethane wheel ring also stays cleaner and stays down in the bottom of the furrow better. In dry or slightly hard soil, the hard plastic of the DuraLok presses the seed into the soil better than softer tires do.


   DuraLok wheels retail for around $50 and are available directly from the company.


   Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Exapta Solutions, 2475 E. Kansas Ave., McPherson, Kan. 67460 (ph 785-820-8000;;