New fertilizer placement system
Yetter should score big with this accurate method of delivering liquid starter fertilizer. The IntelliNject system uses air under pressure to inject starter fertilizer behind the planter unit. It places fertilizer 1.5 inches deep and 2 to 3 inches to each side of the row. It’s designed to deliver either liquid 28% or 32% nitrogen starter. You can adjust from the cab. List price is $600 per row, not counting an air source. Contact Yetter Mfg., Colchester, Ill., at 800-447-5777 or visit yetterco.com.
Spray wide and precisely
Run rates of 20 pounds an acre up to 850 pounds per acre with the RoGator AirMax precision application system for fertilizer spreaders. It’s available in a single- or split-bin configuration and provides consistent crop nutrient placement until V15-stage corn with 70-foot booms and a 235-cubic-foot bin capacity. The system achieves more uniform placement during turns, curves and corners than prior systems and costs between $450,000 and $550,000. Contact Agco, Duluth, Ga., at 877-525-4384 or visit agcocorp.com.
Just big enough to spread lime
Make an accurate broadcast application with the 24-inch-diameter, twin “dished” spinners of Doyle’s 5-ton combo spreader, a smaller version of the 8-ton spreader. This model is meant for smaller farms that still need to apply large quantities of lime. It spreads fertilizer at 60 feet and lime at 40 feet. It also has an adjustable material divider and a 20-inch-wide conveyor chain. Contact Doyle, Quincy, Ill., at 217-222-1592 or visit doylemfg.com.
Spread fertilizer effectively
The 41-inch frame clearance of the Loftness 12-ton fertilizer spreader makes for a tall and effective spreader. It comes in two models: The lime edition has a 20- to 60-foot lime dual-spread pattern, while both achieve 40- to 90-foot distances for fertilizer in dual spread. The equipment is variable-rate-ready, costing $37,000 to $54,000 for the F1210 and $40,000 to $57,000 for the L1230. Contact Loftness, Hector, Minn., at 800-828-7624 or visit loftness.com.
Spreader offers high clearance
The BBI Sniper 120 by the Salford Group is a full-section-control spinner spreader optimized for 12-section control and capable of spreading fertilizer from up to 120 feet down to zero. Now available is a version capable of being mounted onto a high-clearance chassis. This version can be paired with John Deere, Case IH and other models, so it can be mounted on a self-propelled power unit. Contact the Salford Group at 866-442-1293 or visit salfordgroup.com.
Weighing fertilizer on the go
Amazone’s GTS fertilizer spreader is the only trailed version to have an onboard weighing system, meaning it calibrates your flow factor for your fertilizer as you’re driving. Whether you’re using large or small granules, there’s no need to stop — it adjusts. The 1001 model holds 10,000 liters or 353 cubic feet or 8 tons of urea. The spreaders work with 100% overlap. For more information, contact Amazone at 306-897-0439 or visit amazone.ca.
Right valve to apply anhydrous ammonia
Plastic valves can’t endure the rigors of handling anhydrous ammonia in fertilizer injection and application systems. KZ Valve offers a 3/8-inch stainless steel zip valve to handle this corrosive product. If you’re switching to section control and need equipment that can stand up to and regulate anhydrous ammonia flow, this product is worth a look. Contact KZ Valve, Greenwood, Neb., at 800-288-1112 or visit kzvalve.com.
More precise fertilizer application
IntelligentAg is noted for zone control products that make application of inputs more efficient. The company is releasing a product that can adapt the application mechanism on the back of a floater machine to double the number of sections that can be controlled. For example, if it’s a 30-foot boom, you can control two 15-foot sections with this product. Contact IntelligentAg, Fargo, N.D., at 701-356-9222 or visit intelligentag.com. The product is so new, it may not yet be included on the website.
Monitor application electronically
Visual Ball Flow Indicators from Wilger allow you to see if liquid applicators are working properly. The product works if your rig is small enough so you can monitor each row, and it’s still available. Now Wilger offers the Electronic Flow Monitoring System for row-by row monitoring. This durable flowmeter works with both chemical and fertilizer applications. You can monitor up to three different products at the same time. An Android tablet in the cab lets you see gallons per minute applied for each row. Contact Wilger, Lexington, Tenn, at 877-968-7695 or visit wilger.net.
Custom-design your tillage management
Hawkins Ag introduces the Trailblazer Residue Management System, primarily for anhydrous injection and liquid fertilizer application toolbars. Choose the size and style of coulter that fits your needs. Sizes range from 20 to 25 inches in diameter, in smooth or wavy-style blades. Choose from different styles of covering wheels to put together a unit that works best for you. Contact Hawkins Ag, Holdrege, Neb., at 308-708-5185, or visit hawkinsag.com.