In partnership with Fennig Equipment in Coldwater, Ohio, Hagie Mfg. is pleased to introduce the Hagie Commodity Delivery System (CDS), a solution to add value to self-propelled applicators with capability to perform full-season dry fertilizer, nutrient and cover-crop interseeding applications.
Designed to complement the Cover Crop Interseeder (CCI) product line for the STS series sprayers, the Hagie CDS extends application capability with utilization of a pressurized dry application system, stainless steel metering system and application specific distribution towers.
With proficiency to apply denser seed mixtures at higher rates, as well as to perform fertilizer applications in up to a 90-foot swath, the Hagie CDS maximizes application versatility and productivity.
“We introduced our FE4R system to Hagie Mfg. to help streamline the highboy concept of applying cover crops and dry fertilizer on a 90-foot boom,” says says Gary Fennig of Fennig Equipment. “This system is well designed and expands the capabilities of the Hagie unit by allowing the farmer to utilize it not only as a multifaceted liquid product delivery system, but also a dry delivery system.
“It allows a variety of cover crop and dry fertilizer applications throughout the season, with a section control meter and a pressurized tank, they team up to bring the customer the best cover crop and dry fertilizer system on the market.”
Clients utilizing the Hagie CDS have seen capabilities with various applications, including 100 pounds of cereal rye applied at 8 mph, and 120 pounds of potash/MAP mix at a 6-7 mph, along with 20 pounds of annual ryegrass applied at 14 mph.
Operating at a 50% field efficiency, clients can experience a 20 acre-per-hour productivity increase when utilizing the Hagie CDS as a result of the expanded application abilities and boom width.
“A trend toward more intensive management has led producers to include cover crops into their crop production strategies,” says Newt Lingenfelter, Hagie’s senior product manager. “This large-capacity applicator is coupled with new precision options, making it a premier tool in cover crop application. Additionally, the ability to perform dry fertilizer application in standing crops leads to optimum machine utilization for the Hagie owner.”
With up to 90-foot spread widths and six-section product control, the Hagie CDS is compatible with 2007-and-newer model STS sprayers.
Manufactured by Fennig Equipment, with distribution and installation performed by Hagie Mfg., the system includes a 140-cubic foot pressurized tank, six-outlet stainless steel metering system, and is equipped with a scale that can be upgraded to an ISO interface. Equipped with air cylinders that hook in with precision rate controllers, growers are able to utilize sectional control with applications.
To learn more about Fennig Equipment and specialized farming products, farm equipment and cover crops, visit fennigequipment.com or for dry-applicator questions, please contact Gary Fennig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Hagie Mfg., call 800-247-4885 or visit hagie.com.