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A Fall Banding Exactrix TAPPS Strip Till machine of incredible production capability as reviewed by
Guy Swanson and Jason Swafford

November 26, 2019 at Scandia, KS at 34 degrees F in minimum tillage/strip tillage irrigated production. 


RX9420, Orthman 16 row, 30 inch strip till, 1Tripper. Twin 500 gallon liquid tanks,
Twin 1450 NH3 tanks,  Exactrix TAPPS formulator.


Along the Republican River, North of Scandia, KS on HWY 36.  

Click on images below to watch the videos.


Video, 63 seconds, A walk around of Jason Swafford Orthman 40/16 strip till bar.

Jason is going to Exactrix Mustang high speed, No-tillage tool bar in 2020 with up to 400 acres per day capacity and a lot more options such as Alfalfa and Growing Winter Wheat.

The advanced planters have the great row cleaners and therefore he can handle corn and corn or use a new residue management tool that cleans the row area in front of the planter.

Mustangs get the job done without tillage at very critical 15 inch band centers which drives phosphate efficiency higher.

Jason will need more tanks and most likely twinned on a common trailer to meet the NH3 flow required at speeds to 12 mph.  

On farm NH3 storage will be key in his progression as he covers 10,000 to 15,000 acres per year on his farm and custom for his neighbors. 


Video 48 seconds,
Quick filling at the camp site with Jason Swafford of Scandia, KS.


Video 104 seconds
, Every 2.5 to 3 hours…Moving about 1,000 gallons
 of 11.57 lb. per gallon liquid on to the applicator using a 3 inch pump and lines.


Video 129 seconds,
Moving to the camp site and staging the transfer of liquids and the NH3 trailers.


Video, 90 seconds,
Making sharp turns with a 40 foot Orthman Strip Till Bar. How 2,900 gallons
of NH3 on trailers follow the machine in the gated pipe tillage field along the Republican River at Scandia, KS, Jason Swafford  


Video 60 seconds,
Do tracks on carts make difference? You bet they do.
Keeping the yield target in mind, and watching compaction on the lands and in transport.
Swany got a ticket in the SHO.


Video 36 seconds,
The view from the center of Orthman Tool Bar. The 9420RX walks the Orthman tool
bar about 6 mph with controlled compaction. A very nice tractor from 420 to 520 hp in Row Crop. 



Video 60 seconds,
The Twin Barrels, twin 1,450 NH3 trailers, twin 500 gallon liquid tanks,
 Meet Jason Swafford or Scandia, KS. 8 years of Exactrix


Video 43 seconds,
View from the cab of the camp filling station

Is Exactrix Mustang single disc banding better than Strip Till?

In 90% of the cases, Yes, If you can make the jump ahead. Rotational Band Loading on 15 inches is better.

Strip-Till is stepping stone to No-till Mustang Banding and the True No-Tillage Revolution.   

You get much more benefit for soil life and 8 inch deep banding in No-till.

Better stands of corn and Beans, with old planters or new planters,

Another advantage of Mustang Banding 15 inch is seed row fertilizer is deleted with Binary Banding.


Binary Banding Mustang, TC.

Mustang 4515, Narrow 6 Row Center, 5 sections, Expandable 40 feet to 48 feet, 12 inch 15, and 30 inch bands centers.

Positive down pressure, TC design and build, Pin Lockers. Super Floats available. 2 point lift assist with Caddy Cart option.

Exactrix® proves again and again in No-till soils….… Less is More with TAPPKTS.


Why does Exactrix® TAPPKTS with micros always outperform solution 32-0-0 and or dry NPKS in yield and economic performance?

Do not miss out.

Maintain your edge in the game of production.

Your major advantage is liquid injection of NH3 at pressures to 300 psi into streaming flows of APP, KTS® and micros.

Here is your answer.

The Great Evener of Profitability….The Weather is the single biggest uncontrolled input…in irrigation or dryland Exactrix NH3 assures the best margin in good weather or bad weather.

Good Weather, Bad Weather, Exactrix® TAPPKTS with micros moves more money to the bottom line.  

That means the Exactrix® generated low rate application with crystallization for stability is powerful allowing fall banding.

The low investment rate in nutrients wins every time because it is more crop available with Exactrix Mass Flow.

The yield curve comes up fast and allows higher yields in tough weather…..and also less is invested.

There are more net dollars and better production margins when Exactrix® NH3 is the primary nitrogen source forming 1% CV TAPPKTS at band depths of 7 to 8 inches.


In all commodity crops across Canada, The USA and even Mexico…Exactrix® NH3 is always the best choice in crop production.  All farm sizes work well with Exactrix NH3.

Best Price, Lowest Cost, In Massive Grain Production.

The NH3 Storage Solution with Exactrix/Corken engineers.
 Resulting From The No-Competition, Fertilizer Industry.



Fertilizer Pricing will go high in Spring of 2020. 

Market analysts are predicting 100 million acres of corn up 11% from the previous record.

Soybeans to drop back to 79 million acres.
Producers at 3,000 acres or greater get your fertilizer costs reduced to $64 per acre in irrigated production.

Set yield goals to 300 bushels per acre in irrigated production in Kansas and Nebraska.  

Good weather or Bad Weather you have the number 1 yield enhancement TAPPKTS™ system with low input costs.
Get started now on your NH3 storage system with the Magellan NH3 Pipe Line Closure in 2020


DTN,  A Critical Fertilizer Pricing Report Nov. 28, 2019 for making good decisions.  

  1. Save about $14.00 to $30.00 per acre depending on the crop in Kansas conditions.
  2. Timing is everything. You have NH3 when you need it. No funny phone calls from the fertilizer dealer on Monday morning.
  3. Only NH3 is 82% primary nitrogen. Solution 32 is Salvage and Convenience and Urea is designed for the third world.
  4. Also Exactrix 2KC application is 82.4% N using Mass Flow at 20 lbs. in 10,000 lbs. applied at 1% CV of high pressure, 300 psi application.
  5. The giant margin 32-0-0 is self-defeating when you have NH3 storage. The crop prefers ammonia and time proven with TAPPS and TAPPKTS.
  6. Ammonia delivery is seldom a problem at a 10,500 gallon DOT tanker load at a time.
  7. Producers operate around the clock, 24/7 and make expansion plans. 
  8. Avoid the fear marketing of the local dealer during the spring fertilizer period.
  9. Move $200 to $150 per ton to the bottom line making you the low cost competitor.
  10. Get Nitrogen stabilized with Exactrix TAPPKTS+,Zn-Mn,  and in a 1% CV, high pressure, crystalized band at 7 to 8 inches in deck.
  11. The external cash flow of 19 cents per lb. of N as NH3 is real and not 36 cents per lb. N at $600 per ton in the spring of 2020.
  12. Over time as always proven by the others, NH3 on-farm sites rates in the top 10 best decisions in your farming career.


  • Spring Ammonia 2020 prices are expected to exceed $600 to $696 per ton.
  • Spring of 2019 averaged $596 per ton per ton of NH3 at the retail level with close to 200 retailers surveyed by DTN. Russ Quin article included.
  • A November Fill-up at the Exactrix design bulk plant at Shelton, NE,  the initial fill was $375 per ton as supplied from Beulah, ND.
  • An October fill-up at Dalhart Texas is priced at $312 per ton.
  • A September 2019 fill-up at Hugoton, Kansas was $315 per ton of NH3 delivered.


NH3 is preferred by commodity crops like corn, wheat, milo and cotton. The number 1 nitrogen source is NH3 as Primary Nitrogen.

NH3 contributes significantly to land values with $60 more net income in dryland and $150 more net income in irrigated.

NH3 transports at 82% nitrogen at 5.14 lbs. per gallon. Tons moved most economically is NH3 in barges, railcars and trucks.

Pipelines move NH3 most effectively.

NH3 is the lowest Green House Gas or GHG emission fertilizer product.

 “Just the Facts, Mam”

 Exactrix® liquid NH3 makes No-tillage and Ethanol production the lowest GHG emission system on planet Earth in massive grain production.


Video, 70 seconds, Get The Fertilizer Industry on your side of the fence with  NH3 storage
. The Fertilizer Industry appreciates your commitment.  

Placement is key with Strip till or No-till you get giant advantages when you take control of the inputs.

Weed control becomes much easier. The fertilizer bill can be cut to 50% to 70% depending on the crop and method.

Kansas Farmers are interested in NH3  storage with closure of the Magellan NH3 Pipeline Terminal at Clay Center,  KS



Mustang P-51C openers allow deep banding to 7 to 8 inches.

Nutrient efficiency improves. Nutrients are hidden from weeds and yields of crops jump 10% to 30% with geometric access of growing roots. Binary Banding can be implemented.

Clean water results by keeping fertilizer off the surface. Rotational Band Loading is possible.



Three Product Delivery, in No-Tillage. A TC, Mustang 3015 complete with high visibility and VRT-Site Specific, 1,000 gallon Caddy Cart.


Video, 60 seconds, NH3, Storage System, Set to go from 30,000 to 120,000 gallons of NH3 at the Farm Site. One 10,000 acre Kansas producer is now at 110,000 gallons.


Video, 60 seconds, NH3, Storage System, Set to go from 30,000 to 120,000 gallons of NH3 at the Farm Site. One 10,000 acre Kansas producer is now at 110,000 gallons.



Exactrix® Double Filtration, Nine Gallons with up to 40 swaps per minute,  with magnetic filtration and service view windows.  

A Dynamic flow system engineered At 16 to 25 feet of NPSH using 30,000 gallon tank elevation for the dynamics of filling.  

The  bulk plant primary filter is Exactrix® engineered for NH3 Laminar flow into the 4 inch Corken sliding vane pump.   

Remote Shutdown,  A Base Systems remote control  is utilized for pneumatic shutdown…approved for the Doctrines of Equivalents in Nebraska conditions.


The pioneer of compressed gas, Corken, 4 inch sliding vane at 250 gallons per minute at 18 hp and available to 360 gallons per minute with 30 horsepower.  

At the bulk plant using the Corken 4 inch pump a 15 minute fill time for the 3,000 gallon field delivery truck can be reduced to a 10 minute fill with more horsepower.  

The elevated 30,000 gallon bulk tank assures NPSH at high flow and improved safety and visibility. A common practice in colder climates.  

Corken has recently advance their pump designs with improved Carbon/Stainless mirror finish seals. The vanes and drivers are also improved for longer life.



NH3 Liquid Delivery will make 200 gallons NH3 per minute to the applicator with 3 inch sliding vane and compressor dyna-flow package.  

Liquid delivery from your NH3 storage tanks is common through out the western US and Canada. For sure Mexico makes liquid delivery of NH3 because it is safer. 

Time proven unsafe, The Nurse Trailer tank ammonia or the 20 mph carriage limitation from the Coop hide the real cost of NH3 delivery. 

The limited ability of the Coop to make safe delivery of NH3. They often ignore the safety of a trained HAZMAT driver making a safe and efficient delivery over a broad area.  

Exactrix approved, DOT approved and State Approved NH3 liquid delivery replaces up to 10 to 20 NH3 ammonia trailer nurse tanks from the Coop depending on travel distance.  

The Coop protects the top outlet nurse tank value since it is a form of storage. NH3 Storage is the Achilles heel of the Fertilizer Industry.


Plus Exactrix® offers the most advanced safety equipment on applicator tanks.
Pneumatics provide emergency dynamite shut down and controlled shut down of NH3 with single acting air valves.


The old Coop NH3 tank valves and breakaway system is simply not as safe as it could be.
Exactrix® designed NH3 tank valves typically flow up to 4 times more NH3 as a liquid.
Vaporizer valves as top outlet have limitations of about 12 gallons per minute max liquid flow.



Anhydrous Ammonia and Steel….go together hand and glove. Storage systems for NH3 are now approaching 60 years of service.   

Modern systems for filling and safety are shown with a Trinity 30,000 tank that has served for 33 years. The tank was found at a North Dakota Coop. 

In fact a good used NH3 tanks with serial plates 1954 to 2020  will sell for up to twice their original price if they are 40 years of age.   

Liquid fertilizer tanks last about 10 years and when they break open serious problems arise. The tanks unless they are fiberglass must be replaced very often.  

This is another reason why liquid 32-0-0 is not competitive. The Urea/Nitrate based 32-0-0 has high environmental risk for drinking water and overapplication with pivots.   

NH3 is the only fertilizer that is traded on the futures market because it can be stored year after year. 

NH3 is guaranteed analysis 82% and with Exactrix Weigh Master Technology it is 82.4% with a Mass Flow repeatable delivery of .002 or 20 lbs. in 10,000 lbs. applied.  

No other fertilizer type competes for value, cost of storage, lowest carbon footprint and high analysis acre eating tractor seat time.  

For an overview of the Great Grain Continent from Canada, The USA, and Mexico….go to. 

Your Great Plains Reporter.  

      Guy J Swanson 

John Cory
Security West Financial

Call your new banker, John Cory, Security West Financial.   (509) 994-8555 You can go off the balance sheet and work with the best using the strength of Farm Credit and others.

John will help you spend about $40,000 annually to make $150,000 more annually by spending only $60 per acre in irrigated production for fertilizer. John understands the cycles of agriculture and how to keep your balance sheet looking good.

At the end of five years you will own a powerful machine that continue to produce good returns having already been paid for at the end of the first year.  You can even apply for your neighbors with a Mustang Tool Bar.

At 1,000 acres of corn, An internal bottom line savings of $750,000 over five years on 5,000 acres of corn.  

An Exactrix Mustang Tool Bar capable of producing $550,000 of internally available funds in five years.   

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