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Fast DuraPlacer poised to boost strip-till/freshening productivity combined with nutrient applicationDuraPlacer - 60'/40' Game Changer in Strip-Till

Fast's DuraPlacer line combines efficient 60' or 40' strip-till or strip freshening with unmatched nutrient application productivity

August 1, 2023

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DuraPlacer - 60'/40' Game Changer in Strip-Till
Submitted by Fast Ag Solutions, LLC

Fast’s all-new DuraPlacer line utilizes Yetter Strip Freshener CC’s to combine efficient strip-till or strip freshening with unmatched nutrient application productivity. Available in both Liquid or Dry, DuraPlacer can be used for excellent seedbed preparation to warm the soil and improve planter ride or to build new strips on no-till ground.

DuraPlacer Liquid is offered both as a 24-row or 16-row toolbar on 30” rows and a 2400 gallon or 1800 gallon tank. Singles, Duals, and CAMSO™ Tracks are all available. The 24-row 2400 gallon toolbar is designed for application speeds of 7-10 mph to boost productivity with minimum 325 horsepower. The front folding toolbar features narrow transport width of 15’3” and has a retractable tongue, along with outer flip wings, to reduce length in the field.

“In conversations that we have had with growers, we see the need for a 24-row strip till machine that will allow more and in some cases, larger farm operations to adopt strip till and reduce tillage costs” says Cody Fast, President of Fast Ag Solutions. “The challenge with traditional, deeper strip till machines is that you are limited on toolbar width and they require a high horsepower tractor. We are excited to provide an efficient alternative in the strip till market that also fits with Fast’s history of providing productive nutrient application products.”

Yetter’s Strip Freshener CC’s are proven to create an effective 10” strip that properly sizes residue and soil to prepare an ideal seedbed and/or build new strips. The design features a parallel linkage and in-cab, independent adjustable air downforce on the entire row unit as well as the floating row cleaners and rear rolling basket.

"The goal is to offer a production model strip-till machine designed to match 24-row planters and create the ideal seed-growing environment while managing residue and placing liquid or dry fertilizer near the seed," says Andy Thompson, A.O.R. manager for Yetter. "The Yetter Strip Freshener CC row units have been very successful achieving these results for many farmers, but now we will be able to offer them on a 24-row toolbar to match the common 24-row planters. With the ability to cover between 50-60 acres per hour utilizing a 325 hp tractor, this machine will increase efficiency for many farmers." 

“The toolbar design utilizes many of the same concepts as our proven A-Series toolbars, providing four separate upward and downward toolbar flex hinges across the toolbar, each with adjustable hydraulic downforce,” says Cody Fast. “This ensures that the toolbar will penetrate tough ground conditions, keep the row units at a consistent depth, and flex with ground contours effectively.”

Fast’s DuraPlacer line also recently added the option to order with a dry fertilizer delivery system in place of liquid, based on grower preference. Fast is partnering with both Montag Manufacturing and Lynx Ag to offer 13 or 14 ton single or dual bin delivery systems. DuraPlacer Dry will also have the option of being equipped with Yetter Nutrient Pros to band fertilizer in the ground with minimal soil disturbance rather than broadcasting on top of the soil. Growers will also be able to plant into the fertilizer band to potentially reduce application rates.

DuraPlacer Liquid and Dry are now available to order for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 seasons through your local Fast and/or Yetter dealer. Please contact your local dealer for more information and to get your DuraPlacer on order!

Visit your local Fast Ag Solutions dealer or Fast’s website at www.fastagsolutions.com for more information. Follow Fast on Facebook or Youtube to see their most up-to-date information.

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