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Why Should I Choose The Aricks Residue Manager?

Planting

Upgrading your John Deere Air Seeder with the Aricks Residue Managers is a decision that could significantly improve your efficiency and crop yields. This integration not only enhances your machinery; it is also a step towards modernizing agricultural practices, ensuring sustainability, and maximizing profitability. Let’s talk about the multitude of benefits that come with this upgrade, compelling reasons that make this investment worthwhile for farmers.

March 22, 2024

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Pin Adjust or Floating Row Cleaners, which One is Right For Me?

Planting

As a farmer, you understand that achieving optimal yields starts with precision in planting practices. One crucial component that often plays a pivotal role in this process is the row cleaner. In this guide, we’ll address some fundamental questions to help you make informed decisions about whether you need Row Cleaners, what type suits your needs, and which blade style is most appropriate for your field conditions.

January 31, 2024

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What is the Purpose of a Seed Firmer?

Planting

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.

March 1, 2023

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Things to consider when deciding between a 3” or 4.5” wheel for your planter

Planting

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.

March 1, 2023

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How to Solve Sidewall Compaction

Planting

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,

November 17, 2022

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Closing Wheels for Ag Planting

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.

September 4, 2021

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