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High-speed Anhydra fertilizer applicator from DawnHigh-speed Anhydra fertilizer applicator from Dawn

The new Anhydra fertilizer applicator applies three forms of nitrogen at one time and in three seasons. 

Karen McMahon 2

September 6, 2011

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A new universal fertilizer applicator called Anhydra was displayed by Dawn Equipment at the Farm Progress Show. The unique applicator allows the application of anhydrous ammonia, liquid and granular nitrogen, and manure.

The applicator is designed for high-speed application (10 to 15 mph) of fertilizer at high rates (250 lbs. N) and low horsepower, according to Joseph Bassett, director of operations for Dawn.

Another unique feature is that the applicator can operate in cold conditions because a plastic coating on the knife insulates it and keeps liquid nitrogen from freezing. Bassett says that a grower can apply dry, ammonia and liquid N all at the same time, and during three seasons of the year.

Suggested retail price for a row unit is $4,200. Contact Dawn Equipment Co. at 800/554-0007, or visit www.dawnequipment.com.  

About the Author(s)

Karen McMahon 2


Karen McMahon has been editor of Farm Industry News since 2000. She joined the staff in 1998 as senior editor and previously worked on the company’s National Hog Farmer magazine.

Karen grew up on a crop and livestock farm outside of LeMars, IA, and earned her journalism degree from South Dakota State University. After college, she worked on the local newspaper as farm editor and later started writing for various livestock and crop magazines.

She has written extensively about trends and technology related to corn and soybean production, the equipment needed for row-crop farming, and livestock production.   

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