Parts and equipment to make no till farming easier and more profitable.

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Mojo Wires For Keeton Seed Firmers

Mojo wire for keeton seed firmers in no till plantingThis Add-On Part For A Keeton Seed Firmer Applies 3x-5x The Pressure

In order for no till planting to be successful, you’d need to apply an enormous amount of pressure to the surface of the soil to ensure seed firming at the bottom of the seed furrow. In fact, to get 5 pounds of pressure at the seed depth point, you need to apply 50-150 pounds of pressure to the press wheel at the surface of the soil. By applying this extreme pressure, you still can’t guarantee a consistent seed to soil contact, which is required for uniform crop emergence. Also, by applying so much pressure, you end up severely packing the sidewalls and soil over the seed, making it hard for the seeds to push through and emerge and more difficult for rooting to occur.

Why not apply a precise amount of pressure, exactly where it’s needed – at the bottom of your seed furrow? In the early 1990s, the Keeton seed firmer was introduced to do just that, yet most Keetons only apply up to 2 pounds of pressure, whereas the seed-lock (in-furrow firming) wheels on modern John Deere 50 / 60 / 90-series drills and some Case SDX drills apply up to 20 pounds of pressure on a similar surface area.

Mojo wire on keeton with L bends for no till seeding

The L-bends at the top of the wire keep the Mojo Wire in place no matter how much the tail flexes. Mojo Wires are intended to last many years.

Why We Designed The Mojo Wire For Keetons For Planters And Drills
In 2006, we introduced the Mojo Wire stiffener, which is one of our least expensive, top-selling products for no till farming! The Mojo wire can add up to 5 times the pressure to a standard Keeton seed firmer. And as an added benefit, it also helps improve the self-cleaning action of the Keeton against the sidewalls of the seed furrows.

Less mud buildup and seeds that are “locked into” the bottom of the seed furrow – this leads to more seeds emerging, more uniformity in the timing of the emergence, and higher crop yields.

Ragged corn stand no till farming

Ragged corn stand due to lack of seed firming pressure, resulting in erratic emergence. Late plants are weeds.

Perfect stand mojo wires no till seeding

This nearly perfect no till corn stand was planted using Mojo wires to apply pressure at the bottom of the seed furrow. All plants are the same size.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What The Mojo Wires Can Do

These are highlights of what our Mojo Wires can do:

  • help increase crop yields
  • increase the pressure on a Keeton seed firmer by up to 5x
  • help properly embed the seed in the bottom of the seed furrow
  • reduce mud buildup on the seed firmer

Unique Features Of The Mojo Wires
These unique features make the Mojo Wires for planters and drills stand out:

  • durability
  • available for “dry” and “liquid ready” seed firmer tails
  • Also available for Flo-Rite brand of seed firmers

For more information on Mojo Wires or other no till parts and equipment, please call (800) 417-8020, or e-mail info@notillagriculture.com.

Click here to buy the Mojo Wires for planters, starting at $9

Click here to buy the Mojo Wires for drills, starting at $9

Other Exapta Products You Might Like

These are other Exapta products you might like for your drills and planters:

Complete firming kits for Case drills in no till plantingComplete Firming Kits for Case-IH Precision 500 & NH 2080 / 2085 drills: We sell complete firming kits, with a Keeton firmer (full-length or shortened), our exclusive steel mounting bracket and Mojo Wire. Click here to buy complete seed firming kits.

 

Liquid tube holster for use with Valions in no till farminLiquid Tube Holders: We sell liquid tube holsters for external routing of liquid tube on Keeton Universal and Scraper Mount brackets (planters only). Click here to buy liquid tube holders.

Customer Reviews For Mojo Wires

Here’s what our customers are saying about the Mojo Wires…

“The Mojo Wire are the most effective product purchased for my planter.”
Dean Stevens
Fall City, Nebraska
(uses Mojo Wires on a 12-row Kinze 3650 planter)

“With the dry, hard conditions this year, I’m sure the added down force was a good thing. We’re getting good, even emergence.”
Chuck Zumbrun
Churubusco, Indiana
(uses Mojo Wires, Thompson Wheels, and Toe-Out Wedges on an 8-row John Deere 1700-series planter)

“We would not run without the Mojo Wires. They are a must on our farm.”
Dan Forgey
Gettysburg, South Dakota
(uses Mojo Wires and Thompson Wheels on a 16-row John Deere 1700-series planter)

 

Mojo Wires Can Be Used With

We sell different types of Mojo Wires for no till planters and drills.

Mojo Wires For Planters:

  • Great Plains Planters
  • Harvest International Planters
  • John Deere 1700 series MaxEmerge 5 Planters
  • John Deere 1700 series XP Planters
  • John Deere 1700 series pre-XP Planters (MaxEmerge 2 row units)
  • John Deere 7000 Planters
  • John Deere 7100 Planters
  • John Deere 7200 Planters
  • John Deere Planters
  • Kinze 2000 Series Planters
  • Kinze 3000 Planters
  • Kinze 3110 Planters
  • Kinze 3140 Planters
  • Kinze 3200 Planters
  • Kinze 3500 Planters
  • Kinze 3600 Twin Row Planters
  • Kinze 3600 Planters
  • Kinze 3660 Planters
  • Kinze 3700 24R Planters
  • Kinze 3700 Planters
  • Kinze 4900 Planters
  • Monosem Planters
  • White 6000 Series Planters
  • White 8000 Series Planters
  • White 9000 Series Planters

Mojo Wires For Drills:

  • Case-IH Precision 500 & 500T Drills
  • New Holland Flexi-Coil P-2080 & P-2085 Drills
  • Crustbuster Drills
  • Great Plains Drills
  • John Deere 60 Series Drills (we strongly prefer seed-lock wheels, however)
  • John Deere 90 Series Drills (we strongly prefer seed-lock wheels, however)
  • John Deere 450 Drills
  • John Deere 455 Drills
  • John Deere 750 Drills (we strongly prefer seed-lock wheels, however)
  • John Deere 1520 Drills
  • John Deere 1850 Drills (we strongly prefer seed-lock wheels, however)
  • Krause Drills
  • Marliss Drills
  • Sunflower Drills
  • Tye Drills

How To Videos For No Till Farming

This 30-second video shows how much pressure is applied from a Keeton seed firmer, with and without a Mojo Wire.

 

This 3-minute video shows different methods of seed firming on planters.

 

This 2.5 minute video shows how to install a Mojo Wire onto a Keeton seed firmer.