"Very impressed with the Yetter Shark tooth combo. Able to just kiss the ground lightly to move root balls."
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Ideal for strip-till operations, the 2967-033 Floating Row Cleaner for Fertilizer Applicator Toolbars clears residue while making strips and placing fertilizer. Designed to mount onto anhydrous shanks, this row cleaner can be set to run floating or pinned in a rigid position.
Yes, you can do whichever best fits your operation. If you take the seal out, you must grease every 50 hours. If you leave the seal intact, fill the wheel assembly with grease before using. No need to grease again until you replace the bearing.
In most conditions, mount the wheels offset in the front hole and rear hole. In some conditions, the wheels perform best when mounted in one front hole and one middle hole.
"Very impressed with the Yetter Shark tooth combo. Able to just kiss the ground lightly to move root balls."
"I am really pleased with these row cleaners, and so were the guys who put them on our 1250 Case IH planter," Chris said of his 2967 Screw Adjust Residue Managers from Yetter.
"Previous row cleaners fell apart, and we had to re-tool the holes to put them on. It took days. The Yetter row cleaners bolted right up—it only took us half a day to hook them up!
"I am impressed with these units' durability—there is no comparison between these and my old units. I am more than happy. I will definitely consider other Yetter products in the future."
Doug Gronau experienced high winds that flattened parts of his corn to the ground. Because of the damage, he was not able to harvest the flattened stalks; therefore, come planting season, Gronau planted directly into the mangled stalks without any tillage. Gronau was impressed with his Yetter 2967-063 Short Screw Adjust Floating Row Cleaners' performance. The residue managers allowed him to plant evenly, regardless of the residue conditions. In addition to the even seed placement in tough conditions, by adding Yetter residue managers to all 15" rows in his planter, Gronau lowered his seeding rates for soybeans and achieved better stalk stance than before.
Gary Kunde searched for the best residue manager to handle several thousand acres of beans and narrow-row corn, including some continuous corn. He found it in Yetter Manufacturing's Narrow Row Residue Managers with optional SharkTooth® wheels. "Twenty-inch rows mean we achieve more plants per acre, but it also means we have more residue to plant into," said Gary. "The Yetter SharkTooth wheels caught my eye because they self-clean as well as move residue.
"Our goal is to get seed in a precise location," Gary continued. "The Yetter residue managers work the way we want them to and do not interfere with planter performance." Although Gary had to make modifications to accommodate his Great Plains 24-row planter, he still has adequate adjustment. Yetter engineers have been in contact with Gary to learn from his modifications and have added a new feature from Gary's wish list—flotation ability—to the newest Narrow Row models.
Jerry Groth is always looking for ways to get a better stand of corn on his mostly no-till farm, which is why he decided to test out the Yetter 2967-035 Residue Manager for No-Till Coulters with SharkTooth® wheels in a side-by-side comparison.
On a 1,000-foot plot with four rows, he planted two rows using the residue managers and two using no-till coulters without the residue managers. His final stand was roughly 34,000 plants in rows with residue managers and 29,000 and 31,000 plants in the rows without. This equaled a 12-bushel-per-acre difference in yield.
"I also found more consistency in growth and more even ear size in the rows using residue managers," said Jerry. "I’ve purchased residue managers to use on all my planters."
"My Yetter 2967 Screw Adjust Residue Managers cleared the path to higher yields in my soybeans. I added them to my 1790 John Deere planter with 15-inch spacing. My no-till soybean yields were an award-winning 89.77—the fourth highest in the country in all categories. Clearing the big pieces of residue out of the path of the planter has led to more consistent seed depth, which means more uniform stands. I operate them in very high residue conditions, and the SharkTooth® wheel has not had any issues with plugging. The Screw Adjust feature is operator friendly; I can achieve my desired settings very quickly with a turn of the knob.
"I also use the 6200 Cast Spike Closing Wheels. They are really effective at crumbling the soil over the seed and eliminating sidewall compaction. They complement the job the Screw Adjusts do in creating the ideal seedbed. Yetter attachments are durable and well made, and they have really earned their keep in my operation."
"Farmers who have been running chisel plows want to be able to succeed in corn-on-corn with no tillage, and this prompted us to look at an anhydrous toolbar that could get through residue. We turned to Yetter Manufacturing's SharkTooth® wheels. The results satisfied even our most particular producer. We were pleased with the toolbar's handling and the outcome from the SharkTooth residue managers in both corn and soybean residue."
After years of having to get out of the cab to make adjustments, Grant Curtis decided he wanted the ability to adjust his residue managers from the tractor seat quickly and easily. Grant chose the Yetter 2940 Air Adjust™ Residue Manager for his operation. His residue managers are mounted on his John Deere planter, and he is impressed with the results he has experienced with the Air Adjust.
Grant has used the Air Adjust Residue Managers for two seasons and appreciates the time-saving features it has to offer. "I make fine-tuned adjustments from the cab using controls on the monitor and have pre-set settings for different field conditions, limiting downtime in the field," stated Grant.
"The nice thing about the 2940 Air Adjust™ Residue Managers is you can change them on the fly—when you come across a waterway or headland, just hit a button and they come up," said Justin Martz, who farms corn and soybeans on Larson Farms.
This year, Justin ran two planters: a John Deere 35-row with the Air Adjust Residue Managers and another with a different product. "The others take a fair amount of time to change," said Justin. "We are constantly adjusting our residue managers as we go through the field, because making little changes can affect the whole year’s crop. Getting out three or four times, it gets old. We have a limited window of time to plant, so the time saving is great. With the Air Adjusts, I just hit a button and they go to the preset I’ve saved."
Adding SharkTooth® wheels to his residue manager made a world of difference to Paul Butler.
Paul's fields, which he plants half in beans and half in corn, grew too weedy over the winter to run straight wheels through each spring. "The weeds would just wrap around other wheels, and I had to stop every couple hours to clean them out," Paul said. That changed when Paul added the SharkTooth wheels. He liked the heavy-duty construction of the Yetter units and also was attracted to its competitive pricing.
Now, he can run his residue manager quickly to prepare the 400 acres in his no-till operation. "After I put on the SharkTooth wheels, I didn't stop once. They saved me a significant amount of time."
"The residue managers from Yetter Manufacturing worked extremely well. I had gone through the field with a chisel plow and went back to break up clods and heavy trash using the SharkTooth® wheels. No matter how heavy the trash got, there was no balling up behind the wheels. I know these products saved my neighbor a pass with the chisel plow and possibly two additional passes through the field, and I will save money because I will save a pass in the spring. I am always very satisfied with any equipment I get from Yetter."
Stan and Don Grigg of Toulon, Illinois, use Yetter coulter/residue manager combinations on their planters. According to Stan, "The combo works great in all conditions. It's so easy to go from lock-down to float mode, and I love being able to disengage and raise up the residue managers when they are not needed."
Steve Fulling has used the same Yetter adjustable residue managers for 12 years. Even though Steve does not farm a lot of acres and plants into tool-friendly clay soil, he has been impressed with their longevity. "They've been trouble-free," he said. "I didn't even have them apart until last year when I replaced the spiders and bearings."
Steve's residue managers are attached to a six-row John Deere 7000 series planter-an older model that still works well. He began the search for row-cleaners to add to his unit, and finding a tool that worked with his planter was important. After researching a competitor's option and finding they required the removal of his coulters, Steve heard about SharkTooth® wheels from a Yetter representative. "The SharkTooth wheels were a good fit," said Steve.
Steve no-tills and has planted into just about everything—corn-on-corn, corn-on-beans, beans-on-corn, and beans-on-wheat—with his Yetter residue managers. His SharkTooth wheels have performed well in corn-on-corn and corn-on-beans.
"I was never disappointed," Steve said. "I have always been pleased with the quality products Yetter puts out. You may pay a little more in the beginning, but the heavy-duty construction means you aren't welding when you should be planting," Steve commented.
"My fertilizer dealer suggested I add Yetter SharkTooth® wheels to my DMI toolbar to move residue and prepare for corn-on-corn application. They not only threw corn residue out of the way, but were a huge asset on soybean stubble as well. They left a nice black strip to plant into next year."
"The Air Adjust™ units probably saved me a good three hours between my two 16-row Case IH planters in that initial field," said Drew Barnes, who used 2940 Air Adjust Residue Managers from Yetter for the first time this spring. "You could spend an hour and a half on manual adjustments, get into the field, find out you were not right, and have to get out and start again.
"I have different residue conditions in the same field—some soybean, some corn—and it’s a whole different world. Those presets really made the Air Adjust units shine. All I had to do was remember to push a button and my up and down pressure adjusted to handle the residue I was transitioning into. There is no way I would have been able to adjust manually every pass with the time pressure we face at planting. Having the Air Adjust units has made my planting more effective—they really saved my bacon, so to speak."
Drew has also found that having the Air Adjust Compressor Tank mounted on his planter makes it possible to carry other air-powered tools with him. "I can fill up my planter tires in the field, and I carry a blower that cleans my seed meters and tubes. It’s a lot more convenient than heading back to the truck."
"With the push of a button, I can now adjust my residue managers whenever I need to. They are worth every dollar."
Kevin Keopp is one of a growing number of producers switching to twin-row corn. "Kinze just started building twin-row planters," said Kevin. "Not too long ago, machines for twin rows had to be custom built."
Kevin did customize his Kinze 3600 16/32 planter to handle minimum tillage in a twin-row system using Yetter SharkTooth® residue managers. First, a set of double-wheel residue managers slices through and moves stalks to the left and right. Next, a single-wheel SharkTooth residue manager cleans the space 7.5 inches to the left, clearing the path for the twin row of seeds to be planted.
"I chose Yetter because they had durable product, and I wanted the SharkTooth," said Kevin. "They cut right through the trash—that's the most exciting part. I can see it slicing straight through at about five miles an hour." Kevin is also pleased with the SharkTooth residue manager's lack of soil disruption. "I don't run coulters because they pull up too much damp soil. In Minnesota, we're on the damper side anyway, but the SharkTooth leaves us with dry soil to work with and gets me in the field as early as possible."
Vance Johnson saw great results this year with the Yetter 2967 residue managers and optional SharkTooth® wheels. The combination attachment worked with his planter and powered through tough corn residue so he could plant 360 acres of sugar beets and 330 acres of soybeans. "I absolutely love them," said Vance. "The teeth slice the stalks and keep rolling. They don't push root balls in front of the planter, and I don't have to stop moving to unplug the residue from the teeth."
Originally, Vance attached his Yetter 2967 residue managers and SharkTooth wheels to a 12-row planter. When he upgraded to a 24-row unit, he did not want to leave his Yetter tools behind. Vance replaced half the managers that came on the new planter with his Yetter combination. "I had nothing but trouble with the new planter's original residue managers, but the SharkTooth wheels worked perfectly," said Vance. "I plan on ordering 12 more this winter so I can upgrade my entire planter."
Vance originally picked Yetter products because he knew the company was associated with residue management and had a good reputation. He did not test the product beforehand, but took a "gamble" because he liked the backwards-angled tooth design. "I didn't think they would clog like spoke-wheel designs," Vance said.
Vance also said his gamble paid off: "I'm going to get my money's worth out of these!"
Mitchell Corbin runs Yetter 6200 Paddle Closing Wheels™ on his 36-row, 20" John Deere planter, and he’s gotten some comments on them. "They don’t look like anything else I’ve had." When his dealer suggested he try them out to help with sidewall compaction, Mitchell agreed because he has been a fan of Yetter products since he started using the 2967 residue managers with SharkTooth® Wheels four years ago in his all no-till operation.
"Our soils are heavy clay, so sidewall compaction is a concern. The Paddle Wheels don’t move too much dirt and are not too aggressive. They do a job better than the cast iron wheels I have on my other rows." Because Mitchell did not add Paddle Wheels to his entire planter, it was easy to do a good side-by-side comparison.
Mitchell has also found them to be a better fit for his rolling hills. "We farm all contours here—a 9-14% slope. The Paddle Wheels are more forgiving on the corners and do a better job closing the slot on the curves. The Paddle Wheel rows are just smoother."
In addition, the Paddle Wheels do a better job of preventing soil erosion. "I’ll go out after a hard rain and check the wash—the Paddle Wheel rows have 30-40% less wash than the others."
Of his tried-and-true Yetter residue managers, Mitchell said, "The SharkTooth wheels do an excellent job. I will add them again when I order a new planter."
"The Yetter Residue Manager is built with quality construction. It really complements your planter's performance in your strip-till system. It provides a wide range of adjustments, and it is durable. I am very pleased with the results."
Brandon Wilson knows cotton. He helps farm over 12,000 acres of it for AMD Farms. He also knows that Yetter SharkTooth® wheels coupled with 2967 residue managers are a powerful tool for dealing with the trash left behind after a crop. He appreciates the tools' heavy frames. "We run six John Deere 1720 12-row planters. They each handle about 2,000 acres a season, and the Yetter units run the entire time without any problems," said Brandon.
Brandon credits the SharkTooth wheels with enabling no-tillage in AMD's operation. "It's so much simpler, and we don't have the costs associated with conventional tillage. Their impact has been 100%—I would not be able to plant the way I do without them."
Difficult wheat residue was the reason Robert Schaefer decided to try the 2967-039 Residue Manager for Fertilizer Toolbars 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.
Mike Marquardt purchased Yetter 2967 residue managers with the Screw Adjust feature, setback kits, and SharkTooth® wheels for his John Deere 1750 6-row planter. The setback kits made it possible for Mike to continue using his frame-mounted coulters. "Without the kit, my coulters would have been too close to my row cleaners.
"The screw adjust is a pretty nice feature," continued Mike. "All you have to do is get your socket out and fit it."
Mike's Yetter SharkTooth wheels also contributed to improved planting. "They make a nice, clear path." The combination of new Yetter equipment has Mike anticipating solid yields in spite of an unusually dry growing season. "I had a better stand this year, and I will definitely keep using the tools."
"I was extremely pleased with the new 2967 Yetter residue managers that I put on my Case IH planter this past year. The residue managers were heavy enough to move the residue out of the way without moving any soil. I really liked the height adjustment because I was able to fine tune the residue managers for each field condition."
When Don Norwood told Yetter he needed a floating residue manager for his highly erodible no-till farm in the Tennessee hills, Yetter listened.
The previous year, Don had purchased a used eight-row Monosem twin planter with fixed Yetter residue managers. As they crossed the bean stubble and grass residue while Don planted 600 acres of corn, the residue managers sometimes cut into the soil and sometimes raised the planter. The result: His corn emerged in uneven stands.
Don told Monosem and Yetter, "If you want these products to work in the hills of Tennessee, a floating residue manager for this planter is an absolute must." Don says that the farmers on the Tennessee slopes were some of the first to adopt no-till farming practices. His 3,000-acre farm has been no-till since the early 1970s.
Just three months after his request, Yetter had test units ready for him: the 2967 Narrow-Row Residue Managers for Twin-Row Planters. He used them, with visibly improved results in germination. "When I walked the fields, I saw a more consistent stand of corn."
Don says he’s "very pleased" with both the product and the customer service. And now those floating 2967 residue managers are in production for other farmers as well.
"No more trouble for me in cover crops. The Sharktooth® wheel is a must for my no-till operation."
John Simon farms a small acreage near the Rock River in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Where large-scale producers saw land with little potential for profitability, John was ready for the challenge. With the right management plan, his acreage is reaching its potential.
Part of that management plan was making the switch to no-till. With no-till came the challenges of residue management, and for that,John trusts the SharkTooth® wheels from Yetter. "The SharkTooth wheels clear a perfect path—I don’t even need a coulter."
John’s SharkTooth wheels are mounted to Yetter 2967 Pin Adjust Residue Managers on a John Deere six-row 7200 planter. The SharkTooth wheels replaced the standard finger wheels.
John finds the SharkTooth wheels can handle a wide range of situations. "When I switched to 30-inch row beans, I used the SharkTooth wheels. They never plugged, and they moved just the trash, even in my hilly sections.
"We can’t no-till near the river," John continued. "Where we plow, we get root balls, and the SharkTooth handles those as well."
John, also a salesman of seed for cover crops, recommends the SharkTooth wheels to his customers. "They operate as advertised and have been very durable."