contact us site map links home
schaffert mfg logo

Mohawk Closing Wheel!

Mohawk Closing Wheel

Standard, rubber closing wheels have a tendency to press the soil closed causing a smooth effect, especially when the soil is wet. On a hot, dry windy day, the furrow will crack back open exposing the seed. Eliminate this problem with the Mohawk Closing Wheel.

The non-aggressive, 1” angled blunt spikes on the Mohawk Closing Wheel feather the soil in the furrow while simultaneously applying light pressure to ensure the furrow is stitched shut. As the spikes close they create indentations which allow moisture to sink in, also increasing the seed to soil contact. Other closing wheels on the market are aggressive and have the potential of actually flipping seeds out of the furrow. You won’t have that problem with the Mohawk Closing Wheel!

Farm Journal agronomist Ken Ferrie conducted a three-year study examining closing wheel designs, including the Mohawk. He classified the Mohawk as a firming spiked closing wheel, which are designed to provide both crushing action of the sidewall and firming above and around the seed. He concluded that in the toughest no-till conditions, wheels like the Mohawk get the job done the best.

Source: Eckelkamp, Margy. "Test Plots: Close and Seal the Deal." Farm Journal Magazine. 9 Feb 2013. www.agweb.com/farmjournal/article/test_plots_close_and_seal_the_deal

Mohawk creating cone in field


Benefits of the Mohawk Closing Wheel - $45 per ring!

Mohawk Testimonials

Mohawk wheel with G2 and Rebounder on John Deere


In the Field Performance: Mohawks vs. Standard Closing Wheels

The following graph shows data from a field of soybeans planted on May 29, 2013 near Ponca City, OK with Black Machine tool bar equipped with John Deere 7200 Max Emerge II row units, some with standard rubber closing wheels and some with Mohawk Closing Wheels. 2.5" of rain fell on the field a week after planting, causing erosion down the rows even though the farm had not been cultivated in 5 years. Stand counts were taken June 15, 2013 on varying degrees of slope down 36' row. The steeper the slope the greater the erosion of the soil down the furrow, and the less stand counts behind the regular closing wheels.

Graphed data showing that Mohawk Wheels outperform standard closing wheels on a field of soybeans


How Do Mohawk Wheels Wear?

The following photos show a Mohawk Wheel that has been run 1500 acres. As you can see, it's still in excellent condition!

Click photo to enlarge