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Opener improves residue clearance

60b1Seed Hawk has developed a new seedrow opener that splits the seed into two rows at every shank, improving residue clearance and allowing better seedbed utilization and greater seeding efficiencies.


November 14, 2007
By Top Crop Manager

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Seed Hawk has developed a new seedrow opener that splits the seed into two rows at every shank, improving residue clearance and allowing better seedbed utilization and greater seeding efficiencies. The new Twin Wing opener follows directly behind the separate fertilizer knife and cuts a new shelf 3/4 of an inch above the fertilizer where it places the seed in two rows 1-1/2 inches to each side of the fertilizer band. The opener stops seed bounce to ensure the seed is placed on firm, undisturbed soil away from the fertilizer row.

With the two rows, the Twin Wing utilizes more of the seedbed with fewer openers. For example, a 12 inch shank spacing results in 9.0 inch row spacing. With fewer shanks, residue clearance is improved over narrow shank spacing. In addition, fewer openers are required which reduces capital costs, horsepower requirements and fuel consumption.

The design uses Seed Hawk's proven depth control, seed and fertilizer separation, pl60c1acement and on-row packing. The Twin Wing can be installed on new and existing Seed Hawk machines.