Martin Row Cleaners  

Martin Row Cleaners

Properly designed row cleaners provide a very desirable type of tillage. The row cleaner teeth continuous engage the soil to the shallow depth of 1” to 1-1/2.” This scarifying of the soil’s surface layer makes it easier for the seed openers to open a well-defined “V” but without furrowing out or causing slabbing or flaking. Eliminating furrows is the key to preventing erosion in the row on slopes and the ponding of water over the row in level areas. 
Martin Row Cleaners come in two basic types:
Pin Adjust: Our pin adjust models are more aggressive row cleaners and are particularly useful when a furrow is needed to reach moisture. Pin Adjust models are available for all popular planters. 
Floating: The WA1360 floating row cleaners are designed to follow the contours of the soil surface, consistently moving residue away from the path of the gauge wheels. This allows the gauge wheels to run in the clear zoned to promote uniform depth control and facilitate quicker soil warning and rapid emergence. Floating models fit most planters and may be used ahead of most no-till coulters and certain fertilizer openers including the Martin UMO-100. 
All Martin Row Cleaners Feature the Following:
 
• Heavy duty frame
• 3/8” thick, heat treated, T-1wheels
• Stationary triple-lip seals
• Heavy gauge dust caps
• Double tapered bearings
• Greaseable hubs

Spading Closing Wheels, for Planters  

Spading Closing Wheels, for Planters

Martin spading closing wheels move soil toward the seed at planting depth, while lifting and fracturing the surface layer to achieve compaction-free closing of the seed trench in wet, hard or sod conditions. With soil firmed around the seed from each side and the surface layer loosened, crops emerge sooner and planting can be done at the proper depth, even in wetter conditions, without fear of crushed soil above the seed prevention emergence.

Specific Advantages:

  • Speeds up warming of the row area
  • Closing wheel arm pressure can be greatly reduced
  • Seed trench is closed in the most severe conditions
  • Seed depth does not have to be raised to insure emergence
  • Soil above the seed is loose and slightly mounded allowing quicker emergence in a compaction-free environment
  • Sidewall compaction is greatly reduced

Twisted Drag Chain  

Twisted Drag Chain

Twisted Drag Chain Kit, Heavy square edge cross chain and brackets. Row is leveled and air pockets are sealed behind the spading closing wheels.  This helps even out the rate of drying and insures the soil does not dry past seed depth.  This way will help increase uniform emergence in the drier parts of the field and is recommended when using the spading closing wheels in minimum till. 

  • Heavy square edge cross chain and brackets
  • Bolts to all MaxEmerge units
  • Fits Kinze and White units with bolt-on wheels
  • John Deere and Kinze units with roll pin attached closing wheels will need holes drilled for mounting

Spading Closing Wheels, for Drills  

Spading Closing Wheels, for Drills

Martin spading closing wheels move soil toward the seed at planting depth, while lifting and fracturing the surface layer to achieve compaction-free closing of the seed trench in wet, hard or sod conditions. With soil firmed around the seed from each side and the surface layer loosened, crops emerge sooner and planting can be done at the proper depth, even in wetter conditions, without fear of crushed soil above the seed prevention emergence.

Specific Advantages:

  • Speeds up warming of the row area
  • Closing wheel arm pressure can be greatly reduced
  • Seed trench is closed in the most severe conditions
  • Seed depth does not have to be raised to insure emergence
  • Soil above the seed is loose and slightly mounded allowing quicker emergence in a compaction-free environment
  • Sidewall compaction is greatly reduced

Depth Wheel, Reduced inner diameter  

Depth Wheel, Reduced inner diameter

Reduced inner diameter tire allows seed trench to lift part of the sidewall and fracture.  To reduce sidewall compaction to a minimum, JD style planters will need the gauge wheel tires changed to reduced inner diameter style to allow the seed trench walls to lift slightly. 

  • Allows seed trench to lift and fracture
  • Fits existing John Deere, Kinze and White rims
  • Two required per row

Fertilizer Openers & Brackets  

Fertilizer Openers & Brackets

Our fertilizer opener mounts directly to the planting unit and is compact enough to be used with our WA1360 and C125 Row Cleaners. Because the opener mounts directly to the planter unit, the fertilizer is always precisely the same distance from the seed even when planting on the contour. The lateral spacing from the seed can be 1”, 2” or 3”, and there are three vertical settings that allow fertilizer to be placed ¾” above, even with, or ¾” below seed depth. We like the way it consistently places the fertilizer in the ground without splattering on the planter.

Features of UMO-100:

  • Sturdy compact design
  • Double tapered bearing hub
  • 5mm thick (0.197") blade
  • Adjustable furrow control device
  • Can be set to place liquids 1", 2", or 3" from seed row
  • Can also be set to place liquids 3/4" above, even with or 3/4" below seed depth
  • Fit John Deere 7000 - 1700 series, all Kinze, White 6000 & 8000 series and Case-IH 1200 & 1300 Series
  • Patent #7,481,171