Finally, after a trip to Columbus, OH and back, I was able to see several planters in the field trying to make a run at it. If we can miss this rain chance today, we may have a nice window over the weekend and into next week to get a lot in the ground. I hear so many farmers talk about Mother's Day time frame for consistent soil temps and weather. It could hold true this year again. We have a crew who left this morning to troubleshoot a planter fertilizer issue in southern Indiana so hopefully that is a quick resolve. Believe it or not I had 3 different guys call me this week getting their side dress bars going, 2 from southern Indiana and 1 in Illinois. All are very close to having all of their corn in the ground. There seems to be plenty of beans planted and even after sitting in the ground for 14+ days I have seen some make an appearance.
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In the video below, we talk about a pretty unique applicator with paced out duals.
The Talkin' Shed Podcast by Fennig EquipmentBill Preller: Making Strip Till Mainstream With Case-IH in Tow
An awesome podcast with Bill Prellar, a legend in the tillage and agronomy world, spending early years with DMI, then Case IH. Bill has built a career getting his hands dirty and constantly striving to make better machines with the seedbed in mind.
Salford Tillage Tools Significantly Reduce Drying Time, Increase Planting Efficiency
Wednesday our Salford rep, who most of you know, visited with several Salford Customers in SE Ohio to see how they were getting along with their Salfords. Surprisingly to us, because most farmers in the region were saying they were wet, several of these farmers were planting corn upon our arrival to their farm. Consistently we would hear, "If it weren't for how well these Salfords work, we would not be able to be planting corn right now." And walking the fields they were right. They had worked them the evening before to crack that crust at 2" of depth, get some good dirt movement for good seed to soil contact, and that field was dry on top, smooth, and itching for seeds.
I did the video below a couple weeks ago, but it was a similar scenario. We were running it fairly shallow to break the crust and create a nice seedbed. Salford tools are the only tool that can perform in marginal conditions and do not smear or compact ahead of the planter.
New YouTube Videos This Week
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- Components of a Raven Controller/Flowmeter
- Beast Spreader! BBI Magna Spread Plus 20’
- New Shop Tool! U Bolt Bender, Make Any Size in a Snap
- Our New Location Tour! Giant Overhead Crane
What Are We Up To? Assemblies & Installs
Used Items This Week
This week we have a used 30' Sunflower 5035 Field Cultivator. 7" Nok on Sweeps with rear hitch, four bar drag harrow and J&M double rolling basket. Unit was recently traded in on new Salford Halo VRT and is located at our Wabash location.
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