Optional Fittings Archives - Schaffert Mfg. Co.

D.R., Illinois

I have a DB 60 high speed 36 row 20 inch planter. It has about every option on it including tracks, hydraulic down force, hydraulic row cleaners and air down force on closing wheels. I put on the Schaffert Rebounders with Y-Not Splitters to apply 10 gal. of 10/34/00 in-furrow. I use the Y-Nots as it applies the fertilizer beside the seed, not on it.

I say this set-up is the real deal! When I check stands there is never a double, never a skip. If a plant is missing, dig down and the seed is there. Happens very seldom, though.

I apply fertilizer for two reasons: 1) a carrier for insecticide; 2) the corn moisture in the fall will be 2 to 3 points less and the yield slightly more.

As far as cost goes, the only cost is setting up the planter. Whatever units I put on with the planter, I subtract off the spread fertilizer. I believe high yields are obtained by a lot of little things working together. My APH is 239 per acre on rolling ground near the Mississippi.

T.B., Nebraska

The Rebounder with the Straight Shot puts the fertilizer down under the Rebounder with very little splatter. It also puts a little dirt on the seed before the fertilizer goes in-furrow.

We apply 10 GPA of 10-34-0 and 5 GPA of 32-0-0 + zinc for a total of 15 GPA when we plant wheat and it does a great job. When planting milo and sunflowers with the same machine we apply 7.5 GPA 10-34-0 + zinc. We get great stands.

The Rebounder does not press the seed into the hard trench, but places a little loose dirt over it. This keeps keep the seed from bouncing all over the seed slot.

We have had all the way from the original Rebounder up the recent one with the Straight Shot incorporated into it. The Rebounder wears really well. We just put our 3rd set on and each set probably went over 7500-1000 acres.

They do what Paul says they will do!!