September 6, 2011
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.
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