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Furrow Cruisers are sold in sets of 2, complete with spacers, washers bearings and hubs.

Sidewall compaction is a thing of the past!

The Copperhead Furrow Cruiser’s unique design allows you to crumble the soil and firm it around the seed all with one set of spiked wheels.

There may be a lot of spiked closing wheels on the market, but none of them have addressed both stages of the process; crumbling and firming. Most will address only the crumbling process, offering no solution to firm the soil, causing sidewall lift and uneven seed depth.

If you’ve been using one spiked wheel and one press wheel to crumble your sidewalls and set your depth you are only doing half the job, now with the Furrow Cruiser you can crumble both sides of the seed trench while setting the depth at the same time. Furrow Cruisers feature a beveled wide bottom combined with a spike to achieve both steps on both sides of the seed trench, meaning you get optimal depth control and the best seed emergence possible.

The patented tooth design of the Furrow Cruiser allows you to keep going, even when the conditions are less than ideal, with no clean out required. The spacing and shape of the Furrow Cruiser is unique to the industry, causing it to consistently yield better than the competition.

The Furrow Cruiser is available in standard depth, ideal for corn and soybeans, or shallow depth best suited for canola or sugar beets. These wheels have the added benefit of being reversible – when you wear out one side, simply flip it and keep going! These wheels are good for at least 500 acres per row per side and built with a special poly-blend material making them unbreakable in the field.

There are 3 main problems with other closing systems

The main problem farmers are facing is sidewall compaction. This happens in every field every year without fail and leads to poor stands, uneven root development, unsprouted seeds, air pockets in the furrow, etc.

1. They’re Not Aggressive Enough!

When you are using rubber tires or smooth cast closers. They’re just pushing on the top, and only crumbling in the loosest and driest of conditions. You will almost always be able to see your sidewall when digging behind these!

2. They’re Too Aggressive!

There are some wheels that tear up the ground, which is ok in super hard conditions, but they have no control factor, so they are prone to flipping out the seed and aerating the soil. These will often do worse than rubber tires in testing. This is why we see some farmers run one of these overly aggressive wheels and a rubber tire, because they are trying to balance the aggressiveness of the spike with the rubber tire. The main problem with that is that they are half wrong on both sides of the trench!

3. Not Staying/Running Clean.

No one wants the headache of cleaning out closing wheels that are always plugging. There are some wheels that have spikes that are too close together with no relief between spikes. They may have some control and aggressiveness, but when it comes down to it, they don’t run consistently enough due to plugging issues with cobs/rootballs and straight up mud.

The Furrow Cruisers are aggressive enough to break down compaction with enough width to give them depth control. They have enough room between the teeth to stay clean in a wide array of planting conditions!

Benefits

  • Ensure seed to soil contact
  • Work in virtually all soil and tillage conditions
  • Prevents furrows from re-opening
  • Allows young roots to penetrate the sidewalls
  • Provides simultaneous firming and crumbling on both sides of the seed trench
  • Eliminate air pockets
  • Improve emergence
  • Cleans out well, ensuring that the planter can continue to run even in oversaturated soil

Features

  • Built-in depth control
  • Compatible with multiple crops
  • Made with UHMW Poly Material
  • Includes hubs
  • 16 angular teeth
  • Shallow depth option available
  • Will fit planters with a bolt on “V” style closing system
  • Spacing and washers included

Compatible with

  • JD 1700
  • DB and Max Emerge Series
  • Kinze 1993 and Newer
  • White 6000
  • 8000 and 9000 Series
  • Great Plains
  • Monosem
  • Horsch
  • Case IH SDX No-Till Drills

What customers are saying:

We started planting soybeans and we still had rubber on half the rows. We noticed that the emergence on the Soybeans were coming up in 30 inch rows and were coming up 2 days sooner. That made a believer out of me.

David Nickles

Even considering the wet spring and the tough conditions we had, we had really good emergence behind the planter, better then what I would've expected. So we're really happy with what we saw, even with the adverse conditions we fought.

Thad Stofferahn

I did an advertisement for the Copperhead Furrow Cruiser, and they sent me four rows worth and I put them on my planter. After that first day of actually planting, I ordered them for the entire planter because I saw the way it was crumbling the dirt behind those packing wheels... It just makes a better seedbed.

Sharkey