FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2017 CONTACT: JACK OBERLANDER | 701-232-4199
(WAHPETON, N.D.) — The Amity Precision Shank Drill is the newest addition to Amity’s air seeding equipment line. The Precision Shank Drill (PSD) is truly a new concept in precision seeding and fertilizer placement. The PSD has cutting coulters, precision placement openers, disk levelers and a wide pneumatic packer tire that are all mounted to an independent linkage. This linkage removes depth control issues of the rigid frame shank unit while retaining all of the agronomic benefits of the ground engaging components listed above. The PSD’s disc levelers are an industry exclusive and ensure that soil from the shank in placed back in front of the packer tire regardless of operating speed, ensuring seed depth is consistent across the field.
The Amity Precision Shank Drill was developed with an edge-on shank design, allowing existing openers developed through years of challenging conditions to adapt to the individual linkage. Most of these openers allow for proper nutrient placement at the time of seeding, achieving the 4 R’s of a nutrient program (right place, right time, right source, and right rate).
Shank pressure and packing pressure are controlled by the operator from the cab. Adjustments to the disk leveler and down pressure allow the producer to design the field finish they desire. Well defined seed furrows for moisture retention in winter wheat to a smooth flat finish for harvesting pulse crops are available to producers using a single machine. The depth of seed placement is easily accomplished with reliable, accurate colored depth stops located on the machine. The PSD’s packer tire can be adjusted to “skew” it for cleaning of soil buildup on the tire. To minimize the amount of regular service to the machine, the PSD’s linkage is designed with greaseless bushings on all the pivot points. This allows for the elimination of daily maintenance required on the drill, keeping the producer seeding in the field.
Agronomic design, residue flow, field finish, and speed define the Amity Precision Shank Drill. The PSD’s utilization of many similar components to the original concord Air Till Drill lends to the introduction of the drill as the “concord legacy edition.”
The Amity Precision Shank Drill is produced by AGCO-Amity JV, LLC, based in Wahpeton, N.D. AGCO-Amity JV, LLC is a Joint Venture formed in 2011 between Amity Technology of Fargo, N.D., a leading provider of sugar beet harvesting equipment, and AGCO, based in Duluth, GA, a leading provider of agricultural equipment worldwide. This Joint Venture focuses on development and distribution of air seeding and tillage equipment under the Amity, Wil-Rich, Wishek, Sunflower, and Challenger brands. For more information, visit your Amity dealer or www.amitytech.com.