In order for no till planting to be successful, you would 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 to 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 not 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 quite difficult for the seeds to push through and emerge and more difficult for rooting to occur.
Why not apply a precise amount of pressure, right where it’s really needed – at the very 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.
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.
What The Mojo Wires Can Do
These are highlights of what our Mojo Wires can do:
Unique Features Of The Mojo Wires
These unique features make the Mojo Wires for planters and drills stand out:
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For information on Mojo Wires or other no till parts and equipment, call (800) 417-8020, or e-mail email@example.com.
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Here’s what our customers are saying about the Mojo Wires…
“The Mojo Wire are the most effective product purchased for my planter.”
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.”
(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.”
Gettysburg, South Dakota
(uses Mojo Wires and Thompson Wheels on a 16-row John Deere 1700-series planter)
Please note: All of our no till parts, add-ons, add-products, and equipment can be shipped anywhere in the United States, Canada, and the world.