Blog Category: Planting
What is the Purpose of a Seed Firmer?
The original purpose of a seed firmer was to make sure that when the seed was dropped into the furrow or seed trench that it would make it to the bottom of the trench and not get stuck in the sidewalls on the way in.
Things to consider when deciding between a 3” or 4.5” wheel for your planter
One of the biggest questions that we get asked is whether or not there is an advantage to going with a narrow gauge wheel on a planter.
How to Solve Sidewall Compaction
One of the biggest problems faced by farmers when using a planter is sidewall compaction which can cause uneven emergence and poor germination. Sidewall compaction occurs when your planter’s gauge wheels pack down the soil on either side of the furrow during planting.
The gauge wheels carry the weight of your planter, which means they are pressing down on the soil which creates significant packing pressure on your soil. Sidewall compaction has been a problem for over 30 years,
Closing Wheels for Ag Planting
Here at Thunderstruck Ag Equipment we’re based in Winkler Manitoba. We represent farmer-invented and innovative products that have not only been tested on their own farms but were designed to make your job easier and more efficient too! We represent products that have certified proof that they actually work for day-to-day farms.
We carry a number of planting product solutions but among those, we strongly recommend The Copperhead Closing wheels.