The 2968 attachment is uniquely designed to be installed behind the gauge wheel. “The purpose of this location is to fit different models of planters in the same manner while eliminating the possibility of fertilizer build-up on the row unit gauge wheels,” explained Yetter Marketing Manager Derek Allensworth.
The 2968 achieves consistent fertilizer placement at all times because it is mounted to the row unit, in direct correlation to seed placement. Producers can set the units to apply fertilizer from 1 1/2 to 2 inches off the seed row. The depth is adjustable in 1/4-inch increments and up to one inch below the seed.
The unit utilizes a 10-inch disc for easier penetration. The attachment also helps break up side-wall compaction so the press wheel can more effectively close the seed trench.
“The 2968 fertilizer opener is designed to mount on either side of the seed trench just behind the gauge wheels, allowing the use of face-plate mounted, row unit attachments like residue managers,” added Allensworth.
Mounting this tool requires no drilling of holes for producers with newer-style John Deere and Kinze planters. The compact design of the 2968 means it is easy to add to a variety of mounted and pull-type planter setups. Larger fertilizer units often cause growers frustration because finding room to mount them in front of or behind their planter unit is difficult. Mounting the 2968 fertilizer opener is a much easier task.
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