No-tillage TAPPS and TAPPKTS deep banding with Mustang openers in
Management, Good Materials, and a little luck, makes High
yielding No-till corn possible with TAPPS and TAPPKTS banding.
The 1% CV Orifices operating at pressures
to 250 psi are protected by replaceable chrome bits.
The orifices inject
to the bottom of the disc slot, about another 5-inch depth.
orifices are threaded into position and easily changed.
Up to three products
can be injected in Triplex. The back injector is plugged as shown.
western Kansas, the Chrome bit is
quickly replaced at critical change-over time on a rainy day.
The chrome bit
slightly overlaps the blade edge.
The slight overlap
allows a good seal and good residue flow
A unique injection,
the orifices protected by replaceable chrome bits side view.
Edged on both
sides; low soil disturbance; ½ inch thick x 25.25 diameter coulter
blades with extreme double edge at 1,000 acres.
At 61 .5 feet with 49
openers, the blades are expected to operate at 15,000 acres in a
sandy soil type, as well as a firm silt loam soil type at two
different farms along the Arkansas river. These extra acres could be
a bonus at this large farm in Western Kansas.
Low banding costs are
anticipated since there is no closing wheel required on 15-inch
spacing with high pressure; Mass Flow Injection of NH3.
chrome bits are replaced at 5,000 acres depending on conditions and
the setting of the injector foot. Typically, the chrome bit operates
no deeper than 2-inch depth and overlaps the single edge blade.
formulation with maximum uniformity of 1% CV application.
Exactrix typical Net
dollar returns are improved by at least 10% to the bottom line with
$100 to $150 per acre additional net income in irrigated corn.
In irrigated corn
production, Exactrix economics compared to Solution 32 application
with the pivot, has a tremendous cost of production advantage, up to
$150 per acre advantage in recent years.
Applications are normally at .7 of the University
Recommendation, and the Poly Phosphate is up to twice as effective
as dry 11-52-0 applications, plus liquid zinc application can be much
In fact, the 2KM
sparging reflow blender can add additional nutrients such as carbon-based materials.
The 2KR blender can
be set up to add more nutrients into the blend at specific locations
in the field.
3 systems built specifically for machines over 45 feet; 3 inch pumps
with phase lock loop return to tank; mounted tank design.
The Crop Is Corn
With Low Water Pivots
Low corn plant
populations of 22,000 with enough water for 200 bushel Corn.
Conservation of moisture is the key, and therefore wheat is used in
the rotation to provide a fibrous root system. Winter wheat residue
will store more winter moisture with a stripper header.
Corn emerging at May
21, 14 in winter wheat stubble (stripper utilized).
The no-till field was
TAPPS and TAPPKTS Banded and planted, and within the same or next day,
with banding depth at 6 inches. No effect was observed on corn
stand quality due to root burn. In fact, stand quality was
enhanced with the low disturbance extreme double edge ½ x 25.25
15-inch band centers with 1%CV in stratified band allows nutrients to
be safely located, and maximum access by the cereal roots.
With NH3 Fill Valves and
extra plumbing of the mounted tanks, transfer of 4,000 gallons of
NH3 is possible.
A single, large
central center tank is for APP, KTS, ATS.
the more safe approaches to filling using Snappy Joe shut off
The Mustang P-51C
with Extreme Double Edge Blades, ½-inch 25.25 has Banded at 45
degree angel to the planting. Banding depth is about 6 inches.
Banding depth can be set at 4 inch- to-7 inch depth; 6 inch depth
is quite common for most no-tillage applications.
Manifold mounting to
the rear for the center sections, and on the wings, for a total of 4
section manifold design.
A 6 x 6 overlay frame
center section trailer mount has been added to the full length of the
The Standard wing 940
hydraulic cylinders are not quite heavy enough for P-51 CUE, so
larger hydraulic cylinders can be used on the wing cylinders if
A very impressive
tool bar. A Well engineered hitch. A very accessible design.
GS3 in service.
Series 3 engines
mounted on the track cart. The engine platform extension of the
tongue assures easy access to the series 3 Mass Flow engines.
The large, 3 inch
Corken Sliding Vane pump has extended wear life by turning much
slower at 250 to 280 rpm, typically. The system has the extra large
filters, which are about 9 times larger than standard 2KC filters.
In fact, all systems over 45 feet running at rates above 25 gallon
per minute now use 3 inch pumps.
The NH3 filling and
injection system is using the large, 9 gallon Laminator with pre
charge chilling, which is selected from the Blackbird tachometer.
2KM Liquid system with Mass Flow is a 4 cylinder pump that turns
between 120 to 180 rpm.
Operates at 7.5 to
8.5 mph. Banding depth is up to 7 inches depth.
Utilized at least 4
times per year in double crop irrigated, and also dryland winter
wheat and Milo.
The next application
for the big tool bar will be in late May into Triticale Green Chop
stubble on sandy soil pivots, with the planter right behind the
The goal is to band
and plant the same day, or within 2 or 3 days; Corn double crop late
May on sandy soil with Triticale to stabilize the soil, and help hold
the applied irrigation water on the rolling sandy pivots.
also assisted in the machine set up of the 940.
fold, 61.5 feet at 15 inch centers in 4 section design. 36,000 lbs.
P-51C openers with
25.25 inch extreme double edge diameter blades.
P-51C openers also
have duo cone seals operating with Grease lubrication. Oil can also
be used in shorter operating periods.
width with a 5 section flex, and 7 section fold at 18 feet 9 inch.
Transport height is 13.9 inch.
Folds narrow for
transport and allows easy access to openers.
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