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New Blu-Jet strip-till unitNew Blu-Jet strip-till unit

Karen McMahon 2

May 26, 2011

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A new strip-till implement called the Blu-Jet Galaxy is now available from Thurston Manufacturing. The strip-till unit may be set for narrow and wide row spacings in addition to 30-in. row spacings.

The Blu-Jet Galaxy is a 3-pt.-mounted toolbar with a 7- by 7-in. heavy-duty mainframe that ranges in width from 12 ft. (4 rows, 36-in. spacing) to 45 ft. (18 rows, 30-in. spacing). The 12-, 16- and 18-row units are equipped with a lift-assist package. The assist package may be added to smaller units. The wide units feature a five-section fold and transport width of 15 ft. 8 in.

“The Blu-Jet Galaxy was designed to be flexible in row configurations,” says Jim Summers, head of engineering at Thurston Manufacturing. “The frame has common components, which allow the toolbar to be reconfigured as the needs of the farmer change. The lift assist converts the 3-pt.-mounted implement into a semi-mounted implement. This adds stability to the tractor and implement during field use and highway transport.”

The new strip-till implement is designed to inject liquid, dry, anhydrous ammonia or dual placement fertilizer solutions during tillage.

Suggested retail pricing: 12-row 20-in spacing (with lift assist): $54,848; 18 row, 22-in. spacing (with lift assist): $68,594; 16-row, 30-in. spacing (with lift assist): $73,495; and 8-row, 36-in. spacing (no lift assist): $30,349. Contact Thurston Manufacturing for more information at 800/658-3127 or visit www.thurstonmfgco.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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