Since its introduction, the poly-spike Twister Closing Wheel has received positive feedback from customers and dealers. For the past two years at different locations in Beck’s Practical Farm Research studies, the Twister increased yields by an average of 6.4 bushels per acre*.
Beck’s PFR provides unbiased, farmer-focused research through studies conducted across the Midwest. The studies compared the Twister Closing Wheel with other closing wheels on the market.
*Please remember yield results vary based on many factors each year. Always consider your unique operation when deciding what equipment to invest in. Data found here is only a starting point.
If you’re rolling the dice with factory rubber closing wheels, or leaving it up to the weather Mother Nature sends your way, you’re missing an opportunity to maximize yield.
Sidewall compaction can be a challenge during planting. Factory rubber closing wheels are designed to firm up loose soil—they do nothing to fracture sidewall compaction.
To close the seed trench and improve emergence, set your planter up with Twister Closing Wheels. We recommend using two closing wheels across from each other, set at 1 1/4" spacing. They work in unison to move soil around the seed, creating optimal seed-to-soil contact.
Here’s how to check whether you need a better closing wheel:
With the Twister Closing Wheel, the seed trench is closed, giving you assurance that the investment you made in seed, chemical, fertilizer, and equipment will produce the yields you have planned for.
Twisted spikes enhance seed-to-soil contact and help create the ideal seed environment, leading to even emergence and higher yields. The rounded center ring—sized at 12" to match the size of rubber closing wheels—maintains consistent depth of the 1 3/8" spikes.
Optimize performance for minimum till, conventional, strip-till, vertical tillage, or no-till by adjusting down pressure on the tail wheel closing arm.
In wet, unfavorable planting conditions, the Twister fractures the sidewall. This reduces the potential for crusting and the seed trench drying out and cracking open.
The Twister Closing Wheel is built for durability with ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) plastic material. Also easy to install, the Twister is a cost-effective, high-performing replacement closing wheel that provides ROI.
Steve Pitstick, IL