Farmers with varying soil type and terrain, looking to achieve higher crop yields
When using traditional rubber planter wheels in wet soil, the seed trench will crust and bake, or simply open back up. You’ll also commonly run into issues with smearing and extreme compaction. Our Posi-Close Wheels, on the other hand, prevent crusting and baking by leaving a soft mulch on top of the seedbed. And there’s no need to worry about the seed trench opening back up, either. With our patented “horizontal rod” design and wide ground path, Posi-Close Wheels literally destroy the seed trench. They also virtually eliminate any chance of smearing or extreme compaction.
Good soil contact with the seed kernel is one of the most important aspects of obtaining uniform emergence. Our Posi-Close Wheels effectively firm the soil around the seed, creating excellent seed-to-soil contact and notably improving emergence.
Regardless of the type of soil, the type of terrain, or even the planting situation, our wheels excel at fully closing the seed trench. Normally, to ensure maximum closure, different practices (such as no-till, hilly terrain, or hard soil conditions) require different wheel configurations. Our wheels save you that step; they’re designed to be adjustable for width, giving you a greater ability to close even the most stubborn seed trenches.
What’s the best operating setting? Most people run their Posi-Close Planter Wheels at their normal operating setting (with 3/8″ – 1/2″ between rods). This is the best setting for most conditions—especially for hilly terrain where the planter unit can side-shift off the row. For those more difficult-to-close trenches, you can also set your Posi-Close Planter Wheels so the rods actually mesh together, like two gears. This concentrates the wheel’s force on a smaller area and eliminates the need for drag chains.
All Posi-Close Wheels are shipped with the same standard bearings currently in use on your planter. Getting parts is easy; just go to your dealer and order the same bearings as always!
- Any row crop
Depending on your planter make and model, we offer three different styles of wheels:
- Model PW-193NT: Compatible with John Deere Max-Emerge Plus, XP and newer; Kinze planters (model year 1993 and newer); White 6000 and 8000 series; Monosem NG +2, +3, +4 (or older Monosem with upgrade); and Great Plains (newer, including twin row)
- Model PW-065NT, PW-066NT: Compatible with John Deere 7000, 7100 (MaxEmerge), 7200, 7300, Early 1700 (MaxEmerge 2, with stub shaft and LH/RH nuts); and Kinze (up to and including model year 1992, with roll-pin-mounted wheels)
- Model PW-293: Compatible with Case-IH 800-900 & 1200 Series
- John Deere planters
- Kinze planters
- Monosem planters
- Great Plains planters
- $185 per row
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