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The Martin-Till 2021 Product Line Focus can be summed up in six words - CLEAR, CONTROL, TRANSFER, FERTILIZE, CLOSE and LEVEL - and in six products - row cleaners, Smart Clean row cleaner adjustment system, the Weight Transfer System, unit mounted fertilizer openers (UMOs), closing wheels and twisted drag chain kits.

Martin-Till planter attachments make it possible for you to plant into higher levels of

residue and moisture.  Higher levels of mulch mean less erosion and more consistent and lower cost yields, all while the soil is rebuilding itself.

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VIDEO: MARTIN-TILL PLANTING ATTACHMENTS PRODUCT SPOTLIGHTS - BENEFITS EXPLAINED AND IN ACTION 

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Martin Row Cleaners  

Martin Row Cleaners

Martin Row Cleaners floating row cleaners are designed to follow the contours of the soil surface, consistently moving residue away from the path of the gauge wheels.
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-150. 
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. 

Smart Clean  

Smart Clean

Adjust your row cleaners on the go with a simple, easy- to-use smartphone app

• Bi-Directional control option allows for pressurizing both sides of cylinder at same time (dual valve only)

• Robust bluetooth signal allows control of row cleaners while riding along-side or behind planter

The exclusive Martin-Till® Smart Clean™ Row Cleaner Adjustment System combines a Bluetooth connection with an easy-to-use mobile app to allow the operator to raise and lower floating row units on the go by varying the amount of air pressure in the cylinders.

With planters getting larger everyday, making adjustments becomes a time consuming chore.  And time is something most farmers do not have a lot of during the planting season.

Smart Clean lets you adjust your row cleaners on the go with a simple, easy-to-use smartphone app, while a separate option allows you to manage air bag pressure the same way.  Along with saving you time and trouble, Smart Clean allows you to clear away crop residue without disturbing the soil.  So you'll never have to worry about creating water-holding trenches that could lead to seedling diseases and lost yields.  


Closing Wheels, for Planters  

Closing Wheels, for Planters

Martin 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 - featuring heavy square edge cross chain and brackets.

The 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-duty, square-edged cross chain and brackets

•    Attaches to closing wheel brackets

•    Bolts to all John Deere Max-Emerge units

•    Fits Kinze and White units with bolt-on wheels

•    Kinze units with roll pin attached closing wheels

      will need holes drilled for mounting


Closing Wheels, for Drills  

Closing Wheels, for Drills

Martin 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

Mounted rigidly to the row units, Martin-Till® Unit-Mounted Fertilizer Openers (UMOs) follow the row unit over undulating terrain to place crop nutrients at seed depth either one, two or three inches from the seed furrow. 

BENEFITS OF UMO-150:

• Help meet 4R’s with fertilizer coulter on the planter

• Integrated design with row cleaner at front of row unit

• Low- to high-volume rate options


Weight Transfer System  

Weight Transfer System

The Martin-Till Weight Transfer System Re-distributes Weight from Center of Planter to Wings

Excess weight in the center of a planter or improper weight distribution often leads to yield-robbing compaction, shallow or inconsistent planting, and reduced plant vigor. 

The new Martin-Till Weight Transfer System addresses this weight problem by redistributing excess weight from the center of the planter to the wings. Keeping the wings level and the row units in the ground will keep planting depth consistent through changing conditions.