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  • Less Disturbance With Yetter 2987 Magnums

      When the Kissingers began to transition their farming operation to no-till, making the right equipment selection was a big deal especially for fertilizer application. “We were using a rolling cutter and a shank to apply, bu there was just to must disturbance,” said Ted.
     After extensice research, the Kissingers chose Yetter 2987 Magnums. They modified their toolbar by adding 20 Magnums at 20” centers. “For a smaller operation, it’s a big deal that you don’t have to buy a whole new unit to get started with no-till.”
     The Kissingers started out top-dressing or pre-applying anhydrous to wheat and corn with the Magnums , and found the operation to be so smoothand easy that they tried it out on other things. “We’ve used it on out brome grass with good results. We also doubled-cropped into wheat and milo. The lower price of anhydrous and the fact that it’s so easy to apply it with the Magnums make it worthwhile to put fertilizer on crops now that we would not have before.”
     The Kissingers apply fertilizer with the Magnums at an average speed of 8 mph on 2,000-3,000 acres each year.

     

    Ted and Todd Kissinger • Kissinger Farms, KS
  • Vipers Keep the Fertilizer In the Ground

      In central Michigan’s rolling hills, Lee Thelen encounters just about every type of soil from heavy clay, to loam, to sand. He needed a fertilizerapplication tool that could stay in the ground in changing conditions. He found it- in the 3000 Viper II from Yetter Farm Equipment.
     “The situation changes fast as you go across the field,” said Lee. “The Vipers keep the fertilizer in the ground all the time.”
     Keeping his fertilizer where he wants it is even more important in today’s economic condition. “Getting the fertilizer in the ground and getting it covered means I get to keep it! With the price of fertilizer today, that means a lot.”
     Lee has thirty two 3000 Viper II units on a 40’, 16-unit toolbar. One set is mounted to apply fertilizer 2’ off the row, the other at 15” to hit mid-row for his corn crop.
     “These units are built well with enough iron that they’re durable. They do the job well all the time.”
     

    Lee Thelen • , MI
  • Encounters just about every type of soil, from heavy clay to loam to sand

    In central Michigan's rolling hills, Lee Thelen encounters just about every type of soil, from heavy clay to loam to sand. He needed a fertilizer application tool that could stay in the ground in changing conditions. He found it--in the 3000 Viper II from Yetter Farm Equipment.

    "The situation changes fast as you go across the field," said Lee. "I switched to the Vipers from the Yetter 2995 Fertilizer Coulters for the down pressure springs. The Vipers keep the fertilizer in the ground all the time."

    Keeping his fertilizer where he wants it is even more important in today's economic condition, said Lee. "Getting the fertilizer in the ground and getting it covered means I get to keep it! With the price of fertilizer today, that means a lot."

    Lee has 32 3000 Viper II units on a 40-foot, 16-year-old toolbar. One set is mounted to apply fertilizer 2 inches off the row, the other at 15 inches to hit mid-row for his corn crop.

    "These units are built well with enough iron that they're durable. They do the job well all the time."

    Lee Thelen • , MI
  • I have been very happy with the Double Discs

    Rich Maurer uses Yetter 2962 Double Disc Fertilizer Openers to apply liquid fertilizer when he plants 2,700 acres of corn and sugar beets in Michigan. Rich’s 24 Double Disc Openers are row-unit mounted, and he plants his beets in 30-inch rows.

    “We’d talked to other farmers, and we knew a single disc opener was not the best options for applying fertilizer—it would limit our depth. The double disc is better for trashy conditions,” said Rich. “It cuts right through our wheat and corn residue, and I get the fertilizer 2 inches to the side and 2 inches below the seed.”

    Rich has used the units for two years and has found them to be durable, showing only normal wear. “I have been very happy with the Double Discs.”

    Rich Maurer • , MI
  • Durable Double Disc Fertilizer Openers

      Rich Maurer uses Yetter 2962 Double Disc Fertilizer Openers to apply liquid fertilizer when he plants  2,700 acres of corn and sugar beets. Rich’s 24 Double Disc Openers are row-unit mounted, and he plants 30-inch rows.
    “We’d talked to other farmers, and we knew a single disc opener was not the best option for applying fertilizer-it would limit our placement to row. The double disc is better for trashy conditions,” said Rich. “It cuts right through our wheat and corn residue, and I get the fertilizer two inches to the side and two inches below the seed.”
    Rich has found the units to be durable, showing only normal wear. “I have been very happy with the Double Discs.”
     

    Rich Maurer • , MI
  • Strip-till an asset in dry years

    Paul Hamann has found that it pays to be creative when planting strip-till corn-on-corn. By constructing his own strip-till bar and fertilizer cart with his son and brother, he estimates he saved several thousand dollars.

    By redesigning and shortening a used ridge-till cultivator bar, Paul was able to reduce the tool in weight and length for use on his small farm. He outfitted the bar with Yetter 2984 Maverick HR Plus units, and then mounted the bar on a caddy he found in Nebraska. To complete the setup, he obtained a 12,000-pound Montag fertilizer cart, built a frame, and attached that to the caddy as well.

    “We were worried that we would have to make modifications, but 1,000 acres later, it’s proven it actually works,” said Paul.

    Like many in southeastern Minnesota, Paul’s cattle graze in his corn stalks in the fall, so he does spring strip-tilling. The Mavericks help him get the job done in time. He also used the tool on soybeans, and even in his neighbors’ alfalfa field, building a berm and putting down fertilizer.  

    “It’s a very good tool, and strip-till is a real asset in dry years,” said Paul. “Residue and placement of the fertilizer is extremely crucial. We deposit fertilizer in the berm below the root zone, which enhances the roots and provides stimulus for the roots to go down to find the fertilizer and moisture. I’ve been able to see the difference between strip-tilled and non-strip-tilled fields.”

    Paul Hamann • , MN
  • Looked around for years

    "I looked around for years for something like these fertilizer openers so that I could apply fertilizer without wrecking the seed trench," said Rob Goblirsch. After he put Yetter Farm Equipment's 2968 Row-Unit Mount In-Between Fertilizer Openers on his 1770 John Deere 16-row planter, he knew he had found what he was looking for.

    Rob uses the fertilizer openers while applying nitrogen as well as other fertilizers to his 600 acres of corn. "These give me more flexibility to put down what I need without worrying about the mud or wrecking the furrow," Rob said. "I apply fertilizer two inches off the row, and it works great. I also like that it is a compact system."

    Rob Goblirsch • , MN
  • I can just fly with this thing

    Steve Graham knows how to optimize the yield potential in his corn-on-corn acres. “I’ve tried a lot of stuff,” he said. “The best solution I have found is a split fertilizer application. I spray on 32% liquid nitrogen right after emergence, but I don’t bank on that. I come back with a side-dress application of ammonia. Sometimes you’ll see a yield hit with corn on corn, but I don’t.”

    To side-dress, Steve counts on 2987 NH3 Magnums from Yetter Manufacturing. The units are mounted on a custom-built 60-foot toolbar. “I can just fly with this thing. I like to go about 6½ mph, but I could go as fast as 10 if I wanted to. I get a lot done in a day, and in wet years when there is a small window, that makes a big difference.

    “The disc cuts right through the corn-on-corn residue,” continued Steve. “And it’s very low-disturbance.”

    Steve Graham • , MN
  • Residue managers move trash

    Difficult wheat residue was the reason Robert Schaefer decided to try the 2967-039 Frame Mounted Floating Residue Managers on his planter and strip-till unit. After three or four years of use, Robert is very happy with the setup—“it just moves trash out of the way for the planter to come through,” he said.

    Though the tools work especially well in wheat stubble, Robert said they also work in corn and bean residue.

    Robert Schaefer • , ND
  • Have been a game changer

    Doug Brandt custom applies ammonia in the fall for customers of the Nebraska-based Farmers Cooperative. He says the 2987 Magnum for Fertilizer Application from Yetter have been a game changer.

    "We've picked up business because of these units. Our customers saw the results, signed on for more acres, and told their neighbors how well they worked," said Doug. "It's the coulter design. There is next to no soil disturbance with the Magnum setup like there is if you are pulling a knife. I've applied in cover crops up to a foot tall, and had no trouble with plugging.

    "The placement and sealing are outstanding. I was told by a customer with somewhat compacted clay soil that the Magnums did the best job sealing he'd ever seen."

    Doug's setup features 13 Magnums on a three-point bar pulled on an Elk Creek caddy. "I pulled it with a 235 HP tractor, and there were some straight, flat fields I was moving through at up to 9 miles and hour. I can't say enough good about it."

    Doug Brandt • , NE
  • We don't lose nitrogen through nitrification

    "We concluded that for our no-till operation, we needed to get fertilizer deeper into the ground. Because the Yetter injection system placed the fertilizer in the ground, we don't lose nitrogen through nitrification or because it sits on the top of the residue. They've provided a big cost benefit because they've lowered our nitrogen needs per bushel. Yetter coulters are also are a pretty fuel-efficient option.

    I like Yetter products because they are well-researched, and the designs advance with the times. Yetter sales reps are great—always willing to help me execute new ideas."

    Eric Maaske • , NE
  • When Lynn Lisius switched from a knife system to the Yetter Magnum for anhydrous application in the fall of 2013, he saw immediate improvements. “It sealed very well, even though it had been a dry year,” he said.

    He also noticed that the Magnum pulled more easily. “It required less horsepower, and I could travel faster.”

    Lynn selected the Yetter Magnum after a neighbor who had purchased one the previous year recommended it. He plans to use it again in the spring for pre-plant anhydrous application. 

    Lynn Lisius • , NE
  • Magnums are a versatile, low-disturbance option

    Mounted on a Progressive 60’ toolbar, Brian Watkins from Watkins Farms used Yetter 2987 Magnums for Fertilizer Application to place P and K on his strip-till and no-till corn during the fall.“We placed the fertilizer in the ground about three to four inches deep. At that depth, there was little to no disturbance of the soil, which was what we wanted,” said Brian.

    Brian also found the Magnums required low horse power to operate and low maintenance. He has converted the Magnums to run anhydrous ammonia, and plans to try them for side-dressing this season.

    Brian Watkins • , OH
  • The Vipers are heavier than the others

    Jim Rogers swapped his fertilizer coulters for Yetter Farm Equipment’s 3000 Viper® II With Gauge Wheels because they looked more heavy-duty than a leading competitor’s best model, and he was looking for more accurate fertilizer placement. “The Vipers are heavier than the others we considered, and we like that.”

    Jim’s Vipers are mounted to a 16-row Kinze planter, and he applies about 35 gallons of liquid fertilizer an acre to his corn crop. The Vipers place his fertilizer six inches off the row, just where he wants it. “The placement is something we are very happy with―a definite improvement over our old system.

    “We also have better depth control. We use a John Blue pump, and with the Vipers, we have better flow. The tubes are more protected—they don’t seem to pick up the rock damage we used to see.”  Jim attributes this to the spring-loaded feature of the Vipers.  

    Jim Rogers • , OH
  • Efficient fertilizer banding with the Viper

    “Covering 300 acres a day at 7 mph with the Viper fertilizer coulter allowed me to band fertilizer where my crop needs it."

    John Perryman • , TX
  • Immediately ordered seven more

    In 2010, after he saw a Yetter Farm Equipment magazine ad, Sixtus Laskowski ordered one Yetter 2968 Row Mount In Between Fertilizer Opener for his thousand-acre farm near Stockdale, Texas. He mounted it on his 7300 John Deere planter, tested it, and immediately ordered seven more.

    In 2011 he used the opener for his spring planting of corn, grain sorghum, and cotton. Sixtus says the fertilizer openers work well across his range of soils, from black loam to pure sand. He describes his tillage method as "minimum conventional tillage."

    He places the fertilizer two inches below and two inches to the side of his cotton rows. "It’s far enough away so that it doesn’t affect germination, but available when the cotton starts setting roots," he said.

    To protect the equipment from corrosion after exposure to fertilizer, he flushes it thoroughly with water and applies a coat of oil.

    Sixtus Laskowski • , TX
  • Stand behind their investment

    William and Robb Hinton stand behind their investment in the Yetter 3600 toolbar. The Hintons are a father and son team farming in Virginia's Northern Neck. This location is part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and is very sensitive to environmental pollutants. "We feel very strongly about protecting this natural resource and use continuous no-till in our farming operation to help control run off," said Robb. "The concept of injecting our nitrogen makes sense to us. It is not only environmentally responsible but also profitable."

    The Hintons are using no-till to build soil structure. This, in turn, adds organic matter and the possibility that they may be able to reduce their fertilizer requirements. Because of the build-up of residue that comes with no-till, the Hintons needed a better way to get the nitrogen they use to side-dress their corn directly to the root zone instead of on top of the ground, where it can be tied up in residue, evaporate in the heat, or run off with a heavy rain.

    They turned to Yetter Farm Equipment for a solution. "The Yetter 3600 fertilizer toolbar meets all of our needs. We have been using it for two years and have seen a six bushel-per-acre increase in our yields, and we are working with our local extension office to statistically prove our results over different growing conditions," said Robb.

    "This is a well-built piece of equipment that hooks up easily, transports safely, and has performed flawlessly in our side-dress operation," Robb added.

    The Hintons were able to attach the 3600 toolbar to their 4730 John Deere sprayer with Swath Pro—they work perfectly together to reduce overlap and costs. Robb adds that the quick hitch is a must to attach the toolbar to the sprayer.

    Robb Hinton • , VA
  • Ready for use when needed

    When the need arises for a particular tool, Allan Brooks likes to know he has it available in his toolbox. That's the way he feels about his Yetter 2910 Series Heavy Duty Coulters. The coulters, mounted on a 16-foot toolbar, are ready for use when needed. He knows he can rely on the heavy duty coulters when he needs to cut through especially tough residue.

    "We needed a tool to target aggressive residue situations," Allan said. "We're using no-till techniques, so we want to retain the residue and yet we still had the need to attack and size it."

    "We knew from our past experience operating Yetter coulters for years that we wanted to go with another Yetter coulter for these situations."

    Allan has about 2,000 acres on which he raises sweet corn, snap beans, soybeans, processing peas, and barley as a cover crop. Some of the vegetables are double crops, so Allan works roughly 2,300 to 2,400 acres each year.

    Allan's workhorses are Yetter 2995 Series Coulters mounted on his John Deere planter that he uses while applying liquid fertilizer. His especially likes the springs on the Yetter coulters, which can help transfer the weight of the toolbar to the coulter.

    "This will be the sixth year with that particular machine," Allan said. "We had a previous planter with Yetter coulters that we traded in. When we bought our new machine we knew we wanted to go with Yetter coulters again."

    Allan Brooks • , WI
 

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