It is amazing what a difference a week and some sunshine can make. The snow is starting to melt, 60 degrees Saturday, March 1st next week! Finally the roads have cleared, and we are able to get some equipment moved around and delivered. Also a lot of tools have arrived that we were waiting on. A 41' Salford will be assembled in the shop next week and sent out for delivery. We are doing a lot of planter fertilizer jobs installing in furrow and 2x2x2 fertilizer systems on planters. Equipment is getting very hard to come by both new and used. Lead times are 3-7 weeks on almost everything, but luckily we have closing wheels, row cleaners, and much more in stock and ready to ship.
Have a great weekend and feel free to call 419-953-8500.
Are You Actually Applying Your Target Rate?
In most liquid systems, your rate is controlled with a teejet flat style orifice which puts out a certain gallons per minute given a certain pressure. The more pressure, the more liquid that can flow through the orifice hole. Another purpose of the orifice is to create back pressure to equalize the amount of flow to each row. What you need to check is to make sure the orifice in your planter matches your target rate given your speed and pressure. Here is an equation to calculate gallons per minute per row.
Row spacing x driving speed x target rate (divided by) 5,940 (multiplied by) 1.13= gallons per acre per row
30" x 6mph x 12 gallons per minute (divided by) 5940 (multiplied by) 1.13 =0.41 Gallons per minute per row
This is all very important and a step you can do now to save a lot of headache down the road. If you would like help checking this, call us today.
To take it a step further you can check yourself by performing a catch test.
Need Fertilizer Storage or Building a Tender Trailer?
We still have tanks in stock! Whether you need a 3200 gallon sump bottom with frame for a trailer, a 5000 gallon flat bottom or a nurse trailer, we have you covered! These tanks are backed by a 10 year warranty and are built to perform. Their rigged thought out design makes them the best tanks on the market.
New YouTube Videos This Week
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- Mounting a 750 Gallon Tank on a Case 2150
- Why We Are Removing The No-Till Coulter
- What's New At Our Olena, OH Location
- Need Yetter Twisters? We have them!
What Are We Up To? Assemblies & Installs
Used Items This Week
Just In: Agri Products Track Tanks. Carry 1000 gallons of fertilizer. Came off of a Deere 8520T
1,600 Gallon tricycle cart. Tow behind planter or sidedresser.
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