Accurate Seed and Fertilizer Placement

The design of the seed tube slows the descent of the seed to prevent it from bouncing out of the seed trench. The seed is placed at the widest point of the trench, directly below the opener blade axle to provide the best environment for fast, even emergence and optimal seedling growth. Fertilizer can be placed with the seed in the furrow for maximum efficiency.

Precise Down Pressure

Two adjustable springs on the parallel linkage and a hydraulic cylinder on each toolbar provide precise down pressure of up to 450 pounds per row unit. The pressure is constant throughout the entire range of cylinder travel and is controlled by the operator on the go. A display on the down pressure control box allows the operator to monitor down force on the toolbars.

High-Speed Operation

Patented soil-control devices contain all of the soil that's displaced from the disc openers so it can be used to cover the seed trench. This feature allows the Heads-Up Opener to travel at faster speeds than competitive units without worry of blowing the soil too far outside of the row to properly close the furrow.

Ideal Seedbed

The patented soil control devices and pivoting closing wheels work together to properly pack black soil over the seed, creating the ideal environment for quick emergence.

Accurate Flow Monitoring

Optional blockage monitors detect relative flow of seed and/or fertilizer to each opener. This means the technology not only shows you whether or not material is flowing, but it also alerts you if the flow is less than your target rate.