MARTIN-TILL CLEAN TILL SYSTEM
The new Smart Clean System from Martin-Till, based in Elkton, Ky., combines a Bluetooth connection with an easy-to-use app for your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to raise and lower your row cleaners from the cab. When you vary the amount of air pressure in the cylinders, a directional control valve lets you select up, down or float options without air lines or manual valves in the cab. The system saves time by totally eliminating manual row cleaner adjustments, and it fits all major planter brands. Units start at $2,880. Learn more by calling 800-366-5817 or go online to martintill.com.
HINIKER STAINLESS-STEEL COVER CROP SEEDER TANK
Hiniker Co. at Mankato, Minn., has a new cover crop seeding system with three different stainless-steel hopper sizes and multiple machine configurations for traditional broadcast seeding, and an exclusive Hiniker interseeding option as well. Hoppers are available in 20-, 30- and 40-cubic-foot sizes for cover crop seeding. Traditional broadcast units include 1-inch seed deflectors. Growers with shorter growing seasons may choose the interseeding option, with three-point-mounted folding toolbars up to 40 feet in length. Learn more at hiniker.com or by calling 507-625-6621.
MONTAG AND HAGIE COVER CROP SEEDER
Montag Manufacturing recently joined forces with the leading STS line of Hagie Manufacturing high-clearance machines to deliver a Generation 2 dry delivery system for cover crop application. The Fortifier 2212 uses a Generation 2 twin bin system, introduced to the strip-till market about a year ago, to power the delivery system for cover crops. Standard features include the twin bin design with 150-cubic-foot capacity, four-section control, a pair of boost fans to give maximum flow, dual ISOBUS scales, and the Montag Dry Rate Controller. Learn more at montagmfg.com or call 712-852-4572.
J. ASSY WIRELESS STRIP-TILL FERTILIZER SENSOR
Marketed right now for growers applying fertilizer in strip-till situations, this wireless blockage-flow sensor from J. Assy Agricultural seems like it will have numerous applications in its future. Spokespeople say it’s quick and easy to install, and is rain-, dust- and dirt-proof. It works on any brand of strip-till row units with dry fertilizer air delivery systems. If there’s a blockage on any single row, you will know. Learn more at assyag.com or call 309-824-6820.
YETTER 3-D STRIP-TILL PROTOTYPE ROW UNIT
Strip tillers tell Yetter that typically 85% of their strips are ready for planting, while 15% are wet or covered with residue. They’re looking for a tool to control depth and pressure on row cleaners from the cab, plus add fertilizer if necessary. You’re looking at the row unit Yetter thinks will do the job. Actually, it’s a 3-D printer rendition of the design! The actual new row unit should be ready early in 2018. Contact Yetter, Colchester, Ill., at yetterco.com or 800-447-5777.
DAWN DOWN PRESSURE ON STRIP-TILL UNITS
The first strip-till units with active down-pressure adjustment are here! Dawn Equipment, Sycamore, Ill., makes row units which attach to a toolbar. A sensor and a cylinder on each strip-till row unit allow for the adjustment. Spokespersons say each row unit acts independently on its own. List price is $3,750 per row for units with pneumatic adjustment, and $3,950 per row unit with hydraulic adjustment. Call 800-554-0007, or dawnequipment.com.
DAWN COVER CROP INTERSEEDER
The arrangement of the disk openers on this seeder or air delivery fertilizer unit is no accident. Dawn Equipment, Sycamore, Ill., responded to requests from people who wanted to interseed cover crops into standing crops early in the growing season. The beauty of this 30-foot wide, air-delivery unit is that it can be multipurpose. The tank holds 60 cubic feet of seed. List price for this 30-foot model is $45,000. Contact Dawn Equipment at dawnequipment.com or at 800-554-0007.
GREAT PLAINS NO-TILL SEEDER
Great Plains’ new NTS25 no-till seeder can be a three-point hitch machine; or, add a hitch and gauge wheel and it’s a pull unit. The no-till seeder is available in 7-, 9- and 11-foot widths with the option of two or three boxes — which is ideal for smaller seeding tasks like renovating pastures or rights of way, and planting food plots. Operators can manually adjust the front roller from minimum to more aggressive tillage. The list price is $12,510. For more information, contact Great Plains, Salina, Kan., at greatplainsag.com or at 785-823-3276.
REMLINGER NO-TILL SEEDER
Go from conventional to no-till by pulling one pin from the new Remlinger 2300 drill. Perfect for smaller farms or food plots, it’s available in three-point or pull-type configurations, and in four different sizes: 5 feet, 7 feet, 10 feet and 15 feet. Options include a native grass seed hopper, meters and seed tubes. The 7-foot-long drill costs about $22,800. For more information, contact Remlinger Manufacturing, Kalida, Ohio, at remlingermfg.com or at 800-537-7370.
TRU-AG COULTER SHANK FOR STRIP-TILL BAR
Build the perfect Triton Strip-Till Toolbar by outfitting it with the versatile TerraForge Strip-Till Row Unit. The TerraForge Row Unit can achieve multiple product placement by shank or perform minimal tillage applications by coulter shank. Close, seal and condition the berm using multiple attachments for multiple conditions. For more information, contact TruAG, West Lafayette, Ind., at 765-429-6200 or find your local dealer at truag.com.