When using traditional rubber 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 Planter 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 their 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 Planter 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 or 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.
- Converting your Case IH 800, 900 or 1200 series planter to the dual-wheel closing system
- Exclusive to Case IH machinery
- Any row crop
HOW TO USE
To use the kit, simply remove the planter’s existing arms and wheel. (Note: The kit can be used with or without the original planter closing disks.)
HOW MANY YOU’LL NEED
We recommend ordering one conversion kit and one pair of wheels per row. Your conversion kit includes mounting hardware for the wheels.
Our conversion kit is compatible with 800, 900 and 1200 series Case planters. These planters have a single-wide closing wheel system, so they must be converted to the “V” style dual wheel system to accommodate our Posi-Close Wheels.
(Conversion can be done via our PW-293 kit.)