Hanging Offense, Lone Star TAPPS and TAPPKTS.
Exactrix News from Texas and Kansas.
In the Lone Star State,
at Munday, Texas along the 100th Meridian.
An ideal location for
250 to 350 pound calves. Stocker Feeders and 15,000 acres of winter
wheat at 84 miles North of Abilene, Texas.
Stockers going to a
feed lot finish by early March with a good double in weight.
A major No-till
advancement for Texas with lightweight calves. A significant
wholesale change of machinery related to tillage systems.
Not since John McNabb
at Pocatello, Idaho
64,000 No-till acres)
there been such a significant change in management of the American
A stellar advancement,
A record event of
20,000 acres deep banded with TAPPS and headed for 30,000 acres in 8
months with addition of a 2KR Blender for KTS®.
An Exactrix Mustang
Tool Bar set up with 2KC Series 3, Liquid NH3 and 2KM TAPPS
formulator ran strong and fast for Baker Farms, Mike and Stephen
Urbanczyk at 45 feet.
Nominal speeds were 10.1 mph as per GS-3 control for the entire
Mustang banding period.
Field application speeds to 12 mph were achieved.
The Game Plan after
A serious change came
just in time, a historical change and biblical rainstorms
following. Across the Texas landscape total rainfalls varied from 31
inches to 41 inches.
farming was developed for the land in the last 14 months.
fields did have severe erosion in the high rainfall events of August
through October since certain fields were not yet established in
Two No-tillage Seeding Drills were used, two 50 foot, 5 section,
Deere 1890, single disc,10 inch seed row spacing drills seeded
grazing varieties of specially selected winter wheat. The tow
behind carts carried 450 bushel of seed only.
starter fertilizer was used. TAPPS and TAPPKTS Mustang banding at 7
to 8 inch depths displaces any need for in row starter ammonium
Mustang banding depth was designated at 7 to 8 inches at the start
of the field event.
A good video is enclosed operating at 12 mph in large fields in
Watch it run,
Guess which man is an all-state, Texas Running Back?
Cotton is in the
rotation west of Munday on the sandy soil.
20,000 acre start for Baker Farms and Mike and son
The machine delivery was made in late July of 2018 and was ordered
in December 2017 at the Colby, KS
The on-time delivery allowed August and September Pre-Plant banding
15,000 No-tillage acres. Another 5,000 No-tillage acres came in
November/December following heavy rains.
Operating at 75 cents per acre on 15 inch band spacing a blade
change is required. Following a blade change at 20,000 acres, the
4515 Mustang Tool Bar is ready for Side Dressing TAPPS and TAPPKTS
starting in February and operating into March with pre-plant of
banding for cotton using TAPPKTS.
This is about 25,000 to 30,000 acres in 8 months of No-till coverage
with TAPPS and TAPPKTS. A record for a 45 foot machine.
Watch it run,
Exactrix Mustang model 4515 in 3 section design. 36 total openers on
15 inch centers. This is Positive Down Pressure TC Bar and lift
The machine average speed based on GS-3 data indicates 10.1 mph.
These Pony’s are
special, Like Race Horses on Oats.
This 12.1 liter engine
has substantial torque rise of 38% at 1,600 rpm and at 2100 rpm a
full 520 HP.
The Deere 9520 is
strong and operational to 12 mph. The Bore is 5.00 and the stroke is
6.5 at 765 cu.in.
Find the engine
efficiency sweet spot at 10, to 12 mph with a Brake Specific Fuel
Consumption of .424 to .404 pounds per horsepower hour according to
Nebraska Tests. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1182&context=tractormuseumlit
The long wheel base tractor has a good ride with high up time.
Higher grounds speeds reduce strain on the drive train and improve
The Deere hydraulics are designed for Pressure Compensated
Load Sense Exactrix motors using ¾ lines and dump valve
return from on 20 gallon SCV. One SCV will run up to three Exactrix
motors in full rpm drive.
Full day fuel Consumption data is coming and expected at .4 to .5
gallons per acre.
to 620 HP could be required for 7.5 to 8 mph operation at 72 feet
with a Triple A, 5 section, Mustang Tool Bar design.
power axle is utilized at the cart after 65 feet to push the load
when horsepower requirement goes to 750 hp.
The TC Bar, High
Quality, Three Section Mustang 7 x 7, 4515 with wing and frame
buried cylinders( Qty 4) and positive down pressure with ballasting
Configurations from 10 inch to 40 inch band centers…and specialized
spacing…most popular is for sure 15 inch band centers.
Every Mustang Tool bar that ships to the new owner can be changed to
over 20 different configurations and extensions.
Mustang Tool Bars have high resale due to the this wide open design
with a high lift tool bar in double rank.
Soil Penetration is superior in double rank over any other opener
types applying TAPPS and TAPPKTS.
Binary banding for soybeans is a power play with Feralene using 3rd
product 2KP systems with Tri-Flow™ injection.
Lift Assist is ideal
for terraces and terrain following frame.
the flexible lift assist is considered absolutely critical to long
The total frame movement to the top of the frame is from 30 inches
to 66 inches.
Three feet of frame movement allows easy service and machine
The frame can be raised another 10 inches as shown in the picture
Munday, Texas. 1,485
feet elevation at 33°28'34.62" N 99°37'53.94" W
The landscape and the dynamics of Stocker Feeders, Exactrix TAPPS
and TAPPKTS, deep banding, and No-till, allows outstanding economic
About 84 miles north of
and within 25 miles of the 100th Meridian. A record
rainfall in 2018…up to 41 inches in 3 months. Typically a 3 inch
per month rainfall area.
Exactrix® Mustang Hubs.
Rated 3,300 lb. K factor 1, Timken® Pinion Bearings with
Caterpillar® Metal Face Seals and Exactrix Lubrication Purge system.
Time Out for a
measurement. The blades started at 24 inch diameter,
as a 3/8 x 24, extreme double edge, after 20,000 acres
3/8 x 17, about 75 cents per acre to operate.
This opener should have had the gyro removed at 20 inch to go to 17
inches allowing the blade to penetrate to the hub.
Reboot, Will do a reset for 30,000 acres by upgrading to a ½ inch
thick x 25 inch diameter, Yielder Extreme Double edge.
The Pit Stop…..at
blade change takes 20 to 30 minutes per opener. The injector foot
is readjusted requiring 10 minutes.
Bit inserts require 10 minutes which normally run twice as long as
the Yielder manganese steel blades.
is runout inspected and lubrication purged requiring 10 minutes.
Ready for new blades a
20,000 acres. Banding costs at 15 inch is 75 cents per acre.
machine is planned for delivery in 2019.
metering TAPPS formulator system will have a 2KR blender added for
Following testing and re-start with Six Shooter Injectors… the
mid-season start up with Replaceable Chrome Bit Design to extend
acres further will be implemented.
overall goal is to extend acres to 30,000 before a blade change.
could be a 50,000 acre machine at 45 feet before primary service
when configured as a P-51CUE. The CUE weighs 100 more pounds per
opener for C design, Ultra Endurance performance.
also a D series design for 10 inch deep banding.
foot machine set up P-51CUE can achieve 75,000 acres before
service requires $350 to $500 per opener or about $18,000 at
50,000 acres for a 45 foot machine.
are approximately 75 cents to $1.25 per acre depending on soils
and edging. Primary Service is about .37 cents per acre.
Yielder® manganese steel blades are produced in single edge and
extreme double elliptical edge, in two thickness and 5 diameters.
Replaceable Bit with
press in TIO allows
more life and quick
changes. Has higher initial investment but lower operating cost per
Is Exactrix TAPPS deep
banding worth the money?
Single disc Mustang, deep banding designs outperform shanks in this
rotation by $150 to $300 per acre annually The seed bed preservation
and even percolation of the soil moisture is worth multi-millions of
dollars over a farming career.
The Legacy of productive land remains or is improved.
The Caddy Cart design
allows two approaches to carrying liquid loads. The Mustang tool bar
can be directly mounted to the tractor in semi-mount with tractor
liquid tanks. A two point mount is flexible allowing a Caddy Cart
to be used.
second choice for big acres is to utilize a towed implement design
Caddy Cart with or without tractor liquid tanks.
The twin 500 gallon Caddy Cart can be expanded with an additional
1,000 gallons of capacity. The Caddy capacity is 40,000 to 45,000
Some producers prefer a high quality ride for the weighted tractor
and thus liquid tanks are not always mounted. Caddy carts allow two
different tractors, a rental replacement tractor or a new advance
test tractor can to be used in a quick change.
steering track type Caddy Cart is also available.
Banding into Growing
Wheat, following Heavy rains with high yield potential. Another pass
is coming up in February 2019 following
Stocker Feeders get a jump start with Exactrix TAPPS and TAPPKTS
banded in to the 7 to 8 inch depth.
8320R tractor, Model 3015,
Rental Tool Bar. 5,500 acres line up around 6 counties in SW Kansas.
3015 is ready about March 1 at
Keating tractor handles Exactrix Mustang opener parts.
1,000 gallon, Elk Creek Caddy is utilized with Rental Tractor set
up with no tanks.
advanced tool bar by TC. This is a Positive Down Pressure Tool Bar
with ballast tanks or third product KTS.
TAPPS and TAPPKTS Deep in SW Kansas to 7 to 8 inch depth.
Exactrix will install a
2KP, Looking Glass System in
May for 3rd product injection in Tri-Flow™ and Iron
Chlorosis testing in Soybeans.
Iron Chlorosis is a yield limiting factor in Soybeans in SW Kansas.
Capable of 45,000
lb. loads at speeds to 12 mph in the field and roading speeds
compatible with the tractor.
Mustang banding, TAPPS Formulator and TAPPKTS Formulator.
Third Product, Feralene, Iron Chlorosis in high pH and depleted
soils of the Great Plains.
TAPPS Formulator and TAPPKTS Formulator. Third Product, Feralene,
Iron Chlorosis in high pH and depleted soils of the Great Plains
Heart of Texas.
Texas, A powerful jailhouse for hanging events.
1910 and the design is common in Texas, the Sheriff and his family
lived in the Jail.
White did in his youth and prior to the beginnings of the FBI,
“Killers of the Flower Moon.”
were raised at the Sherriff’s house of retention and terminal
is known as the Old McCulloch County Jail is actually the second
structure to serve as the county jail. The first jail was built soon
after the county's 1876 official organization, the structure having
been completed in 1878. The construction on the first jail proved to
be of poor quality, and McCulloch's prisoners were eventually
new facility was approved by the Commissioner's Court in 1908, and
completed in 1910 at a cost of $14,418.75. Construction of the
three-story, red brick
Richardson Romanesque facility was done by
Southern Structural Steel Company of
second floor housed the prisoners, while the first floor served as
living quarters for the sheriff and his family, or for the deputies.
third floor consists of twin towers. The underside of the third
floor had a hanging ring, with a second floor trap door to
facilitate death by
hanging. In both 1936 and 1938,
Brady Creek (San Saba River) overflowed its banks
and caused the living quarters to be flooded. When the county
decided to build a newer facility in 1974, this jail became known as
the Old McCulloch County Jail.
It has been a
while since the Governor called to intervene at Brady.
Looks like 3 phase power at the 2nd Brady Jail House.
The Second and
more modern Brady Jail. The Third or New Jail is under construction.
“Hanging Events’ were available for review. We think Edison was
right, Alternating Current will kill people.
Home of Six Man
Football. Lohn, Texas….exactly in the center of Texas.
The Heart of
Texas is about 5 miles away.
Powerful and the Helberg family are good stewards of the land at
little town in Texas with good people dating to 1876 with
incorporation as part of McCulloch county on the Texas Trail.
Exactrix 2KM Mass Flow.
Exactrix TAPPS Formulator, Exactrix 2KC Series 3, Weigh Master.
Your Great Plains Reporter.
Plant Beans on Top of the Binary
Band of TAPPKTS and Ferrilene®
Dramatic Results on soil pH to
7.5 to 9 pH.
Ferrilene works every time with
Exactrix Binary Banding of Soybeans with TAPPKTS.
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