Award Winning Seeder
   Deere Yielder Exactrix

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CLYDE COOK constructed this fertilizer/drill for the family Ririe, ID, wheat farm. He built a cart from a Yielder drill frame to carry a 3,000 gallon anhydrous tank, two 700 gallon liquid fertilizer tanks with an Exactrix TAPPS system, and a custom-built AgPro 10,000 pound seed tank. A John Deere 1895 drill follows behind.
   Cook bought a new Case IH Quadtrac 535 with second hydraulic pump to pull this massive one pass rig.

The Deere 1895 is set up with Exactrix TAPPS Mid Row Banders on 20 inch centers for dryland and irrigated winter wheat and spring wheat production is designed for single pass or two pass programs.

The new series 3 Deere boot can be reviewed at
www.exactrix.com/mrb3.htm.

The machine will also side dress winter wheat in the spring or fall with 15 inch band centers.

The frame of a Yielder 1520 was utilized to support the 38,000 pound payload with the large 30.5 x 32, R-3-0 tires. Turning is accomplished with a Yielder, load bearing, six inch ball and socket hitch. The load bearing hitch design balances the machine keeps compaction potential low. You can review this in the video.

The seeding width is 520 inches.....or 43.33 feet.

For 2008... the field wide average yields for soft white winter wheat irrigated winter wheat was 135 bushel per acre. This is a good yield for the area and the 2008 year. Some years the yields can be even higher depending on the fall start and length of the winter....up 160 bushels per acre is achievable with favorable winter and good early spring weather at this high altitude.

The average yield for irrigated Hard Red Winter Wheat production was 125 bushels per acre.

The 2008 Exactrix TAPPS applied fertility program for the irrigated winter wheat was side dressed at 3 leaf to 4 leaf growth stage...... a side dress of TAPPS at 120 pounds N, 10 gallons APP/ATS was good enough to raise a strong and standing winter wheat crop. No lodging was ever observed in the fields indicating again that a uniform application of TAPPS had been made.

The nutrients were single disc banded on 15 inch centers into growing April wheat. Virtually no damage occurred to the growing wheat with the side dress technique. The Deere single disc openers can side dress winter wheat without damage. The technique occurs as the winter snow pack leaves the irrigated production area at 4,800 feet of above sea level.

 You can order a video of the treatment and the big seeder operating in the 2008 year.

Under extremely dry growing conditions the annual crop dryland winter wheat was in the 30 bushel range.

Fallow winter wheat is not considered competitive with No-till winter wheat at current wheat prices. The dryland winter wheat proteins were in the 14% to 15% range.

Blending of irrigated and dryland winter wheat will raise the protein for a top price based protein grades at delivery.

 

 

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