The multi-purpose, smooth press wheel undertakes three functions – gauge wheel, seed covering and pressing the seed to obtain seed-soil contact. This flexible self-cleaning rubber tyre with a flat face is used to create a wave action, causing the soil to flow inwards, covering the seed. Wire moulded into the beads guarantee it will always remain firmly in place.
Press wheels are offered in three sizes to suit various seeding conditions: 50mm press wheels offer additional packing pressure, if required, in heavy soil conditions; 70mm press wheels give all round performance where a variety of soil types are encountered; 90mm press wheels are used in light soil types, which can be prone to the trench side walls collapsing.
The press wheel’s smooth, flat design also ensures packing pressure is directed into the trench side walls whilst at the same time, lightly covering the seed with top soil. This ensures the correct soil-seed contact and in turn, reduces the risk of soil ‘crusting’ in heavier soil types.
Fertilizer & Seed Boots
Optional fertilizer boots are fitted to ensure fertilizer is deep banded at the bottom of the trench created by the digging blade. Seed boots reduce the flow of dry sand into the seed zone, which may affect germination. It also ensures the seed is placed in a constant position within the trench.
Hydraulic tines ensure the transfer of damaging vibrations to the parallelogram are virtually eliminated. The unique design of the jump cylinder ensures sealing surfaces are not exposed to the elements. The jump cylinder holds the tine in the correct digging position and a cushion valve in each cylinder guarantees a soft return of the tine and DBX mechanism to minimize damage to machinery.
Coulters can be added to DBX bars. Available in single and double configurations, coulters will enhance trash flow in heavy stubbles, root bound pastures and crops and when melon or wire-weed vines are encountered.