Applications

Applications and Capabilities of the SpikeWheel System

By proper timing of the fertilizer you are better able to match fertilizer needs with the crop potential due to crop conditions and available moisture. The SpikeWheel technology decreases the chances of the fertilizer escaping either through volatilization, water run-off or leaching, which can occur with a split application. Since this proven method is one that causes a minimal amount of disturbance to the crop versus what would be caused by a colter injector, knife injector or surface banding, an increase in yield is seen over these traditional application methods. 

SpikeWheel System Capabilities 

  • Maximum speed: 6 miles per hour in most field conditions 
  • Application rates:
        Up to 90 gallons per acre on 12 inch spacing
        38 gallons per acre on 30 inch spacing 
  • Pressure recommendations for operation:
        20-60 lbs. per square inch 
  • Down pressure:
        200-300 lbs. when combined with the specially-designed spring arm

Cereal Application

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Apply liquid products into growing crops such as winter wheat. Match the fertilizer needs to the available moisture and crop potential.   

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Low disturbance.

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Placement accuracy of product.

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Placement of products in the root zone.

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Cover large field areas.

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Low horsepower requirements.

Video

Check out this video applying products into spring wheat.

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General information

Row Crop Application

In row crops with wide row spacing large application rates, above 40 gallons per acre, are easily chieved by placing a SpikeWheel™ on each side of the row in the growing crop. This concept is demonstrated here by applying fertilizer to Lima Bean fields in Eastern Oregon.

Custom applicators available.

Low disturbance application to both sides of plant.

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In the root zone.

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No root pruning.

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Side dress when the plant needs it.

Nursery & Vineyard Applications

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Application of products next to growing nursery stock.

Nursery Applicator

Can be built with 1 or 2 SpikeWheels per side depending on the application volumes.

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Low disturbance and minimizing root damage.

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Vineyard applicator designed for wide rows.

Vineyard Applicator

Attaches to the 3-point for convenient use.

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Adapts to customer designed applicator.

Turf Applications

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Our LiquiJect product is ideal for turf applications. Given the technology to inject liquids in a sub surface location below the thatch and into the soil, the strength and durability of the SpikeWheel™ makes this type of application possible. This injection process increases the usability of liquid products such as soil surfactants, wetting agents, insecticides, pesticides and nematicides that in turn decreases the likelihood for loss of these products. By using the SpikeWheel™ and placing these liquid products into the soil it allows for the systemic action of the plant to utilize the product and eliminate the problem. When liquid products are used in a surface application these products are often times tied up in the thatch decreasing their effectiveness. Visit www.liquiject.com for more information. 

LiquiJect

LiquiJect 400

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Application on a fairway.

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Cover large areas quickly with the LiquiJect 760.

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Low disturbance.

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Follows the contour of the ground.