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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 three 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 C125, WA1345 and 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.
Compact Clean Ride (CCR) Parallel Linkage: CCR improves planter performance with innovative cast parallel linkage design due to: compact design - less than 14" from face mount plate to front of wheel teeth. Parallel Linkage provides over 4" travel while maintaining a consistent wheel stance when riding over uneven ground.