The NEW G2, Revolutionary Liquid Application System - The Fertilizer Disc! Economical at $199 / row + S&H.
At Schaffert Mfg., we are constantly looking for new ways to improve farming efficency.For the 2012 season we are introducing the G2 Fertilizer Disc. This revolutionary liquid application system of placing larger quantities of starters or Nitrogen fertilizers 2’’ to the side of the row with a single disc running 2’’ deep. This new 8’’ liquid disc system is placed behind the gauge wheel and in front of the press wheel of the planter, making it very compact. This eliminates finding room in front or behind the planter for much larger fertilizer units. By placing the liquid attachment behind the gauge wheel the planter will be able to maintain a much more uniform depth in uneven terrains. The liquid disc and one press wheel are placed on a walking beam axle that pivots in the middle where it is attached to the press wheel bracket where the wheel was taken off, so that a constant down pressure can be maintained on the closing wheels. The liquid disc breaks side wall compaction so the press wheel crumble soil down around the seed pressing it in tight. The liquid attachment can be mounted on newer style staggered closing wheel brackets. The press wheel is moved back on the walking beam only 7’’. This low cost easy to mount fertilizer disc can save in expensive fertilizers.
The Out the Back Injector Nozzle style uses a different bracket for the farmers who want to inject fertilizer deeper in the soil using a piston pump, hydrallic pump or PTO pump that produce high pressure. The fittings for the high pressure nozzle are all stainless steel with a 1/4" Injector tip screwed into the of the pipe. One is able to adjust the height of the nozzle by loosening the set screw in the tube holder. The Stainless pipe nipples come in 5" or 6" lengths. The disc can be set to run 1/2" to 2" deep in the soil using the 4 holes of adjustment on the front of the bracket where the wheel bolts on.
New, G2 Fertilizer Disc Conversion Kit:
We are also offering an Improved G2 Fertilizer Disc conversion kit for older style John Deere and Kinze planters that will now allow the G2 Fertilizer Disc to fit them. This new conversion kit will allow producers with older style Kinze, John Deere 7000,7100,7200 and 7300 planters to use our G2 Fertilizer Disc. After much demand over the past 2 years we designed a new bracket that will work like the NEWER John Deere Planters. The 7200 and 7300 planters will not need new press wheels because they already have the right bearing. The only one’s that need to have new wheels are the ones that have water pump type bearings. Also new for all 2013 model G2 Fertilizer Disc is the new adjustable trash deflector and mud scraper, and the new mounting brackets that will give the G2 at least 2" more clearance under the tail section of the planter.
Benefits of the Fertilizer Disc:
Close coupled design: Planter depth is controlled by the gauge wheels on a planter or drill. Most fertilizer attachments are 30’’ to 36’’ away from the seed drop thus making it hard to control depth of the planter unit in uneven ground. Our new fertilizer disc is placed between the gauge wheel and the press wheel making it less than 12’’ from the seed drop thus keeping the planting unit running at a more constant depth.
- New liquid disc is tucked in behind the gauge wheel to keep it from plugging in heavy residue
- Gauge wheels stay clean because liquid disc is behind them.
- Powder Iron oil impregnated bushings for long life
- Center pivot walking beam axle design to create equalizing pressure on both the press wheel and the liquid disc
- No drilling of holes on newer style J.D. and Kinze planters. Other planters coming soon!!!!
- Easy to bolt on
- A Heavy duty triple sealed bearing used in the disc
- Helps break up side wall compaction letting the press wheel close the seed trench better
- Doesn’t disturb the seed
- Single disc design for better penetration
- No need for extra heavy duty down pressure springs
- Works best behind row cleaners
G2 Tops Farm Journal Yield Trials
In a 2-year fertilizer application study by Ken Ferrie of Farm Journal Magazine the G2 fertilizer disc topped their yield trials.
Source: Eckelkamp, Margy. "Starter Test Plot Roundup." Farm Journal Magazine. 26 Jan 2013. www.agweb.com/article/starter_test_plot_roundup
Source: Eckelkamp, Margy. "Strategic Placement" Farm Journal Magazine. 28 Jan 2012. www.agweb.com/farmjournal/article/strategic_placement