Martin Industries, a leading supplier of planter attachments for no-till and minimum-till farming, announced the introduction of three new products to its Martin-Till lineup.
The new Martin-Till Smart Clean row cleaner adjustment system allows operators to adjust row cleaners and air bag pressure on the go with an easy-to-use smart phone app. With the Smart Clean system there’s no need to stop for time-consuming manual row-cleaner adjustments when inclement weather or nightfall is looming on the horizon.
Martin also added a new dual unit-mounted fertilizer opener (UMO, see right). Unlike competitive systems that merely spray nitrogen on top of the soil, the Martin-Till dual UMO allows growers to place liquid nitrogen fertilizer precisely 2-5/8 inches on both sides of the row at seeding depth. Field trials and actual grower experience show that this practice is a proven way to improve emergence, stand development and yields.
Rounding out the latest additions is the new Razor Wheel. Unlike other residue-clearing wheels, the Razor Wheel can be installed to operate intertwined or in tandem offset. Regardless of the configuration, the Razor Wheel cuts cleanly through crop residue and cover crops to open the way for faster, more precise planting. And the wheel comes with an ironclad 1-year warranty.
“Each of these new attachments is designed to save time and labor while maximizing the yield potential of corn, soybeans, cotton and other no-tilled crops,” says Martin Industries president Steve Martin.
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