It all begins with the soil. That’s a popular phrase among food plotters that typically refers to the chemical composition of the soil – ensuring proper mineral and fertilizer levels. It can also refer to the physical condition of the soil, which is why components like the Firminator’s built-in cultipacker are so important, allowing you to get the job done right, and more efficiently.
First, you want to prepare the site. Shortening the top link on the Firminator’s main pitch adjustment leans the implement more heavily onto its disk assembly for a deeper cut. Switching to a mid range setting gives varying degrees of disk depth, simultaneously allowing the built-in cultipacker to maintain good ground contact and break apart clods while leveling and firming the soil, an important prelude to the next phase.
There are several important steps involved in maximizing the productivity of your food plots, and one of the most important is sometimes one of the most overlooked. Compacting or “firming” the soil improves seed-to-soil contact, which enhances plant growth. Proper firmination means better germination.
By lengthening the top link adjustment even more, the disks can be carried up off the ground allowing the cultipacker to roll on the soil with additional frame weight being transferred to it. This is ideal for passing over the field to firm up the seed bed prior to planting small seed. More importantly, it can also be done during the seeding pass so seed is dropped directly in front of the packer wheel where it is pressed into the soil surface for perfect contact. Better contact means higher germination rates so less time, money, effort and seed are wasted.
If you find yourself working on sandy or fine silty soils, there’s a 16-inch Cultipacker Upgrade. Its larger wheel will easily roll over the loosest soils that tend to flow up and over the standard wheel. The larger wheels are 4″ wide and 16″ in diameter. The upgrade to the 16″ wheels adds weight and surface area to allow the Accu-Seed system to function properly in all soil types.
- 3-inch square tubing frame
- High Speed Greasable Bearings
- Tow Method: 3pt Cat 1 or 2
- Cultipacker width: 34″
- Standard Model with 9″ Wheels
- Professional Model with 16″ Wheels
- Stock 6′,8′ and 10′ with Custom Widths Available
- Stand Alone Cultipacker offered in Standard and Professional Model
Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment features the Firminator – The Firminator is by far the most versatile piece of equipment in the industry. The operator can choose from a wide range of angle and pitch adjustments to perform many different functions.
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