Product Archive - Schaffert Mfg. Co.


Utilize Side Placement for High Volume Output

John Deere, Kinze, White, Yetter

 229/row G2 fertilizer disc

 300/row JD Cotton Closer Dual G2 kit

 40/row dual tube for G2


 247/row G2 fertilizer disc

 40/row dual tube for G2

Case IH 800-1200

 45/row Fertilizer tube

 92/row Dual fertilizer tubes

Case IH 2100

 60/row Fertilizer tube In-Between

 120/row Dual fertilizer In-Between kit

 49/row Fertilizer tube Out the Back

 85/row Dual fertilizer tubes Out the Back

 175/row G2 fertilizer disc

 300/row Dual G2 fertilizer discs

Plants require 14 essential nutrients for healthy growth. The absence of any one nutrient in the soil can limit plant growth, even when all other plant nutrients are present in adequate amounts. The three macronutrients that are essential for food production and quality are nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.

Fertilizer placement in relation to the seed is the key to successful plant growth. Proper placement maximizes plant usage and minimizes fertilizer runoff and waste.

Our side placement fertilizer systems are compact, lightweight, and place liquid behind the planter. The popular G2 fits most planters, and we have side placement liquid fertilizer tubes for Case IH planters.

Side Placement Options


for John Deere, Kinze, White, Great Plains, Monosem, Yetter

The G2 fertilizer disc applies larger quantities of starter or nitrogen fertilizers, 2″-4″ to the side of the row and up to 2″ deep.

This 8″ or 9″, 11 lb. single disc opener mounts behind the planter on the press wheel brackets.

 247/row Monosem
 300/row John Deere Cotton Closer & Case IH 2100


This stainless steel side placement fertilizer tube mounts directly to Case IH planter units and moves independently of the covering disc bracket. Its compact design injects fertilizer directly into the slice opened by the Case IH leading cover disc.

 45/row for 800-1200 series planters
 92/row dual tubes for 800-1200 series planters
 49-60/row for 2100 series planters
 85-120/row dual tube kit for 2100 series planters


Better Than Other Blades

B-TOEM Blades



About the B-TOEM Blades

Heavy Duty Double Disc Openers


  • Superior blades; retain a sharp cutting edge due to high hardness
  • Sturdy in rocky terrains, very resistant and ductile
  • PEER bearings
  • Heavy duty hub
  • Domestic components—Assembled in the USA
  • 20% — 40% longer wear— Reduced cost per acre
  • Lifetime warranty on breakage
  • Greater durability, 30%-40% longer wear-life
  • Special high—grade, quality steel
  • Unique patented heat-treating processed steel


B-TOEM Blade
OEM Blade

Comparison of B-TOEM VS Other Blades

  • B-TOEM Blades’ center has a 49-50 HRC then moving to the edge gains a 55-58 HRC.
  • This allows the center to be flexibile, avoiding breakage, while retaining hardness along the blade edge to break down rocks.
  • Other blades keep a 49-50 HRC throughout the whole blade, making them susceptible to breakage due too thier stiff nature.
  • B-TOEM are pressed with bigger 5/16″ rivets, while others have 1/4″ rivets.
  • B-TOEM uses 205 Double row, PEER bearing 5/16″ ball bearing. While other brands uses Standard 204 double row bearing 1/4″ ball bearings.
  • B-TOEMs have a heavy duty hub, while others use the standard hubs.
Other Blades

B-TOEM Quality

To test durability, the B-TOEM blades were tested across rocks at 8 MPH with full down pressure.

B-TOEM blade has the same dimensions as an OEM blade; however the differences are impactful.

As these blades are used, thier doubled rolled beveled edges wear sharper and hold thier edge longer, retaining 20% more diameter on average than standard and competitor blades. The core of the B-TOEM blades is about 10% harder than other blades.

B-TOEM blades provide better blade to soil contact, as they do not roll over or break in rocky soils. These patented, heat treated blades have a heavy duty hub and are made of materials superior to those found in standard disc blades, giving them an improved and longer life.

This allows you to place seeds into harder soils, while maintaining flexibility to resist breakage in tough residue and rocky terrains.

B-TOEM has deep 3/4″ bevels, while other brands have 5/8″ bevels in the blades.

B-TOEM stays sharper longer. Being made out of a special high grade quality steel, the additional wear doesn’t effect the toughness of the blade. Other brands usually use 15B30 steel that can’t handle additional hardening. As the B-TOEM blade goes through wear, it is hardened on the outer edge about an inch into the blade.

This is important for two reasons:

  • It handles the hardening better, lengthening the strength and sharpness of the blade.
  • The whole blade is not hardened, just the edges. This allows the blade to continue being flexible avoiding breakage from rocks and foliage.

B-TOEM Bearing & Hub

B-TOEM hubs


  • Larger diameter, double-row 205 bearings
  • 1/4″ Rivets
  • Hub is finish-machined; being stamped on, creating a precise fit
  • Bearing won’t be loose in hub, or too tight (either could shorten bearing life)


  • Small diameter, double-row 204 bearings
  • 5/16″ Rivets
  • Hubs are often misaligned
  • Bearings are either too loose or tight, shortening bearing life


When a blade is being centered into the hub, some brands fail at this, setting them into misalignment. When a blade is misaligned, seed furrows and therefore seeds are set at different depths into the soil. This will affect growth rates making them inconsistant; sometimes delying crops days or weeks between proper harvest times.

Before the blade machining is finished, the center is established, then the rivet holes are placed. The hub is then stamped in creating a precise fit. This helps the bearing not fail prematurely from misalignment.

  • B-TOEM can get as close as 300 mm centered
  • Other brands are in the 700 mm center range
Comparing B-TOEM blades with OEM

B-TOEM is centered, 300 mm. Other brands are off centered, 700 mm.


Dig-Its are an ideal way to find your seeds while promoting your company

About the Dig-It

  • Use the Dig-It to locate your seeds
  • Keeps hands clean and free from chemicals that may be in the soil
  • Personalize the Dig-It with your company’s logo
  • Great marketing tool to promote your business
  • 2 sizes
    • Larger one comes in orange, white, or yellow
    • Small one comes in red, green, blue, yellow, or white (shown below)

Options & Pricing

Dig-It Seed Finder Price List*

Screen Print Setup Fee (plate making) $45.00 per side (this is a one time fee)
Print Run Fee (per side) $15.00 (charged with every run)
Small Dig-Its
(6.75″ long)
(blue, green, red, white, yellow)
PLAIN $0.75 ea.
SCREEN PRINTED 100 minimum $1.25 ea.
250 $1.21 ea.
500 $1.00 ea.
1000 $0.90 ea.
Large Dig-Its
(8.5″ long)
(orange, white, yellow)
PLAIN $1.00 ea.
SCREEN PRINTED 100 minimum $1.50 ea.
250 $1.46 ea.
500 $1.25 ea.
1000 $1.15 ea
*Parts and prices subject to change.
Please allow up to 2 weeks delivery.
Don't use your fingers to find seeds.
Use a Dig-It.


The concept for the Furrow V Closer came about in 1992. It addresses the issue of the furrow being left open in no-till and minimum till fields.

About the Furrow V Closer

Furrow V Closer along with Chicken Tracker, 2×2 fertilizer tube, Rebounder,
and gauge wheel scraper on a Case IH planter

If you use no-till or other alternative till planting methods, then you know how difficult it is to properly close the seed furrows.

The Furrow V Closer comes up superior in closing the seed trench ahead of the press wheels in heavy, wet soils. It does not run in the seed trench, but rather to the side of the seed V opening, making it easier to place starter fertilizer and/or chemicals in the furrow with the seed.

If you are practicing reduced tillage and especially if you are planting on the early side, be conscious of soil temperature variability. Temperatures under heavy residue are usually several degrees colder than they are in bare fields. The top soil is always warmer than the soil at a 3″ depth (as much as 10° difference). Corn will germinate at soil temperatures of 45°-50° F., but lower temperatures may significantly decrease the uniformity of germination.

The Furrow V Closer puts the warmer, moist surface soil on top of the seed, where it can enhance germinationspeed sprouting time, and speed emergence.

This is a very distinct advantage of the Furrow V Closer over the seed firmer wheels.

Benefits of the Furrow V Closer


  • Closes the seed V opening ahead of the press wheels
  • Affordable (½ the price of the spoked closing wheels)
  • Works well in all soil types
  • New heavy duty triple seal bearings turn easily

Eliminates Common Problems

  • Poly discs are herbicide, pesticide and fertilizer resistant
  • Poly discs are resistant to mud build-up
  • Reduced down pressure on press wheels = Less compaction
  • Eliminates air pockets for better seed-to-soil contact

Where They Work—Suitable for Many Soils

  • Exceptional results in heavier, wetter soils
  • Works well in all soil types

Ease of Installation

  • Models available for most planters
  • Easy to assemble and install, less than 10 minutes per row
The row unit on the left shows the furrow without the FVC, the result of which is an open seed V. The image on the right shows how the Furrow V Closer closes the seed V.

Exceptional Results in Wetter Soils

By using the Furrow V Closer and the Rebounder in wetter soils you will achieve greater results. The gauge wheel tire and angle of pitch can be used to accomplish this.

The press wheels were designed to firm the soil over the seed in tilled seed beds where the soil practically falls in over the seed.

With a firm ground resulting from minimum tillage situations, the double disc openers leave compacted furrow sidewalls that resist closing over the seed even with increased pressure on the press wheel(s).

Increased pressure compounds the compaction in the seed zone and contributes to crusting problems above the seed.

If the sides of the furrow do not close in over the seed, there is poor seed to soil contact.

If they crack open and expose the seed, the seed dries out and does not germinate.

If they close at the top without soil directly above the seed, the seed may germinate, leaf out, and then be unable to penetrate the crust above it and die.

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly do the Furrow V Closers (FVCs) do?

The FVC stitches the seed V shut so it does not crack back open on a hot, windy day after planting.

What is the best way to store the FVCs?

Make sure that the planter does not rest on poly Furrow V Closer discs during storage. Furrow V Closer discs can warp.

When should I remove the FVCs?

Check the tail section’s full range of motion for adequate FVC clearance. If you have a field you don’t need to use the FVC on, just remove the bearing, hub, and disc assembly and not the shaft it runs on. This saves time in re-setting the FVC when you need it. More pitch and less depth move the same amount of soil.

How do I adjust the FVCs?

Reduce the down pressure on the press wheels! This helps prevent compaction which allows quicker emergence and at the same time saves press wheel bearings.

Furrow V Closer and Chicken Tracker on a Case IH planter



Mounting Instructions



Gauge Wheel Scrapers


Press Wheel Scrapers


Mud build up can lead to shallow plantings, delayed emergence and overall reduction in yield.

With the Gauge and Press Wheel Scrapers you will be able to spend more time on the tractor with less time cleaning your depth wheels. No down time cleaning the wheels equals more acres planted per day.

About Our Wheel Scrapers

The Gauge and Press Wheel Scraper consists of an adjustable poly blade or a metal blade (for JD press wheel scrapers) that keeps the depth wheel clean and mud-free allowing you to keep an even and consistent seed depth.

The Gauge Wheel Scraper easily welds or bolts onto most planters and once the wheel scraper is installed, with a one wrench design, it will conveniently flip out of the way when you are not using it.

Press Wheel Scrapers for JD & Kinze Planters do not have Poly Scrapers—they are metal only.

Benefits of our Wheel Scrapers


  • Keeps the gauge and press wheel clean even in loose, muddy soil
  • Keeps the gauge wheel clean so seed depth does not change
  • Affordable and economical
  • No cleaning = More planting


  • Readily adaptable on most planters
  • Welds or bolts on
  • Flips out of the way when not needed
  • Scrapers are made of high molecular poly for wearability
  • Designed shape to fit contour of tire
  • Scrapers are adjustable in and out–up and down to fit any tire
Prevent mud build-up with our wheel scrapers.
Unit on left shown without wheel scrapers and unit on right shown with wheel scrapers

Scrapers for Case IH


he Case IH 1200 planters from 2002 and newer that have the 5/8” X 3” bolt on gauge wheel will accept the Schaffert scraper to clean the gauge wheels of mud.

Prior to 2002 the IH planters had a water pump bearing that was held on the gauge wheel arm with a roll pin. The newer planter cannot have a scraper that is bolted on the outside of the gauge wheel arm because it would interfere with the large transport wheels Case IH put on many of their larger planters, especially the narrow transport and central fill planters.

Schaffert Mfg. Co. has introduced a new scraper that bolts on the inside of the gauge wheel arms on the 2002 and newer planters. This new scraper eliminates the problems associated with the lift and transport wheels on these newer planters.

Schaffert Mfg. Co. has had a gauge wheel scraper for the older Case IH planters for years. The plastic scraper has vertical slotted holes with horizontal holes in the bracket to give a person in and out and up and down movement to fit the gauge wheel tires properly.

These gauge wheel scrapers will give you a clean tire in all wet planting conditions, keeping the planter units from riding out of the ground.

The Case IH gauge wheel scraper is very easy to install without drilling any holes. When ordering you will need right and left hand brackets.


The Chicken Tracker takes the place of the original press wheel. It mulches and mellows the soil over the seed bed.

Press Wheel Scraper for Great Plains

Press Wheel Scraper for John Deere 455 Drills

Updated Gauge Wheel Scraper

for John Deere, Kinze, and White planters

We’ve recently updated the gauge wheel scraper bracket for John Deere, Kinze, and White planters. The updated mounting bracket features a longer nut and more weld.

Gauge Wheel Scraper Mounting Instructions

for John Deere, Kinze, and White planters




A Breakdown of the Components

The Schaffert liquid fertilizer distribution system is uniquely designed and assembled to meet the individual customer needs.

Preassembled Pump Stand


Depending upon the size of the implement and the desired rate of application, systems can be either single or dual pump and are shipped 90% assembled.

The pump stand is predrilled for attachment to the implement bars or tongue (optional mount bracket required). Either system consists of the stand, pump(s), filters and manifold distribution components. Both systems are provided with two filters.


The Schaffert Fertilizer Distribution System is powered by an American made, 12 volt REMCO pump.

The heavy duty motor is sealed with epoxy coating to resist fertilizer and chemical exposure. The pump has a five chamber construction that will handle up to 300 gallons per hour or 5.3 gallons of liquid per minute.


Fertilizer should enter the system through the 50 mesh filter housing, run through the pump(s) and proceed to the 80 mesh filter housing for discharge to the manifold. These caged filters are placed in directional housings.

Upon exiting the 80 mesh filter, the fertilizer is directed to the manifold distribution component.

The customer will need to reattach the manifold assembly to the main stand and connect the flow hose to the manifold. These three connections will complete the assembly of the pump(s) stand. (See Manifold Distribution Component.)

Electrical Connections

Wire connections (see image):

A: 12 Volt DC—Power connection to battery ONLY

B: Pump Cable Connection and/or “Y” Cable—Connection for dual pump systems

C: Remote Run Hold Whisker Switch Connection—DO NOT discard shorting plug after removal; retain for use should Run Hold switch get damaged


We have had a special 12volt/25 amp speed controller designed. The Man-X Controller will handle the load of a single pump or two 12 volt pumps simultaneously for the larger planters and drills on the market.

On the front of the Man-X Controller is the main on/off switch plus a control knob used to increase or decrease motor speed, thereby changing the pressure within the system.

The preferred installation of the Man-X Controller is in the cab of the tractor with the provided fused power cable connected to the tractor battery and NOT to an accessory plug. This method allows for the proper amperage draw by the motor(s).

Other connections to the Man-X Controller are for the power cable(s) to the pump(s) and the remotely mounted Run Hold Switch.

Should you have a system that requires dual pumps, a provided “Y” cable is plugged into the controller pump lead and the two pump power cables are plugged into the “Y” cable.

The main power switch of the Man-X controller is on the face of the unit.


The Run Hold Switch and its magnetic mounted bracket (Magmount) also plug into the Man-X Controller. These connections are described in the instruction sheet included with the Man-X Controller.

The Run Hold switch and its magnetically mounted bracket is positioned near the lift arms of the 3 point hitch or the lift wheels of the planter. With the main power switch on and the Remote Run Hold switch connected, the pump(s) will operate when the planter is in the ground and off when lifted.

The whisker wire in the straight position (as shipped) is closed for normal operation. When the whisker is bent, power is interrupted and the pump(s) operation ceases.

The 100 pound pull magnet/bracket allows multiple positioning options for you to choose. We advise you tether the Magmount to your planter.

Manifold Distribution Component


Two types of manifolds are offered to the customer.

Both the PVC piping system and the visual Wilger columns are designed to insure that equal amounts of product are provided to each row.

This is accomplished by placing the properly sized orifice in the top of each manifold outlet.

Orifice selection charts and installation guidelines are provided separately.

The individual row unit lines are either 1/4″ OD tubing (less than 10gpa) or 3/8″ OD tubing depending upon the customer application needs.

Colored disc (top) and Wilger (bottom) orifices


This pressure in combination with properly selected orifices, ground speed, fertilizer weight and row spacing will determine the rate of application.

With the rate chart provided with each system, one can select the proper pressure and orifice for the desired gallons per acre (gpa).

The type of orifice used will also depend on the chosen manifold setup. The colored disc orifices are used with the PVC manifold. The Wilger orifices are used with the Wilger columns.


A 5 pound check valve is provided for each line.

The check valve will close with loss of pressure from the pump(s) shutting off and liquid will remain in the system, keeping it fully charged until planting is resumed. A small amount of fertilizer will be lost from the check valve down to the row unit.

For this reason, it is advised that the valve be placed as near the discharge site as possible, but still remain accessible should difficulties arise.

The Check Valves are directional and connect in the same manner as the Quick Connects (see next).

Press ring (shown in red) to release hose


he tops of the manifold are terminated with a Quick Coupler (QC). This device makes it very easy to connect your line hoses.

These couplers act as a “Chinese Finger”, in that once the hoses are inserted they cannot be easily removed. HOWEVER, should you need to remove a hose, simply hold the ring of the coupler next to the body of the fitting with your fingernail or pocket knife. This will release the pressure against the hose. Then give a light pull on the hose for removal.

It is important that prior to inserting the hose into the QC, the hose have a square cut end, as it must seat against an O ring inside the coupler.


A 60 pound stainless steel gauge is included and may be mounted either directly on the manifold tee fitting or remotely, using a magnetic bracket.

Off-Season Care

Upon the completion of planting season, we highly recommend that the entire fertilizer distribution system be flushed out with clean water.

Fertilizer will eventually crystallize and can cause damage to components of the system if this step is ignored. Many customers will recharge and then drain the system prior to storage, and then store it with Recreational Vehicle (RV) antifreeze.


In-Furrow Direct Injection Kit

The Dosatron is made to work with fungicides and insecticides.

About the Dosatron

Apply fungicide and insecticide in-furrow along with starter without premixing in a single tank.

The Dosatron® direct injection kit is designed to be a simple cost effective way to apply fungicide and insecticide in-furrow with the seed.

Benefits of the Dosatron

Dosatron and GX2 with GPS
  • The Dosatron pump operates off the volume flow of your starter fertilizer and requires no electricity or agitation during application
  • Can go from 0-36 ounces per minute with the turn of a knob
  • Can be easily mounted onto your planter or with our pumps
  • Includes a 10-gallon tank
  • Optional Xanthion™ agitation kits available
Dosatron with GX2 and GX1 distribution centers


DO NOT run orifices with squeeze pumps. This cannot be done because squeeze pumps do not put out enough pressure for an orifice system. Squeeze pumps only put out 2-3 pounds of pressure.

Colored Disc Orifice

NEW High Pressure Injector Orifice

Schaffert Mfg.’s new high pressure injector orifice is made to screw into the high pressure kit for our 2×2 fertilizer disc (G2) and 2×2 fertilizer tube (for Case IH).

These 2×2 systems work well with Schaffert’s pump systems.

Orifice end (left) and hex end (right)

Features of the orifice include:

  • Screws inside 3/8″ stainless tube
  • Easy to install with an Allen wrench
  • Orifice OD is 5/16″
  • Stainless steel compact design
  • 10 color coated orifice sizes
  • Injects high pressure, 2-40 GPA
  • Universal models – fits many machines
  • Allows tube to be closer to soil surface, eliminating trash buildup

To find the correct injector orifice for your high pressure kit, you will need to know:

  • Number of rows
  • Row spacing
  • Travel speed
  • Pressure
  • Kind of fertilizer
  • Product weight
  • Gallons per acre

PLEASE NOTE: We normally recommend using only 1 orifice under pressure when running 7-15 lbs of pressure. However, using 2 orifices under pressure can be beneficial because it will help eliminate fertilizer splatter or misting/volatilization of fertilizer when done in the following manner:

  • Use the correct size orifice above for 15-30 psi pressures
  • Use 2-3 times size orifice below, creating 5-7 lbs pressure to stream fertilizer into the soil


DO NOT run orifices with squeeze pumps. This cannot be done because squeeze pumps do not put out enough pressure for an orifice system. Squeeze pumps only put out 2-3 pounds of pressure.


  Wilger orifice chart calculated for 30″ rows

Other Rates

For other rates, please contact us.