In a recent press release, Bourgault Tillage Tools announced the introduction of three new, narrow opener tips, which will be available for the 2014 seeding season.
There are two new three-quarter inch-wide versions. One of them, the 200-TIP-0811, uses the same vertical angle as the previous 200-TIP1011. But it is narrower, offering lower draft requirements.
“This is on the same vertical angle as our 200-TIP-1011 but narrower,” reads the company’s press release. “This will help producers that are looking for a longer wearing tip that won’t pull rocks and will reduce plugging. Long-time fans of the vertical tip will love the ability to go a little narrower but still receive the benefits of a vertical approach.”
Also on offer this year is the 200-TIP-051, which is only one half inch wide with an extended piece of carbide on the nose for longer life. The company claims this model is the narrowest replacement opener currently on the market.
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“We are happy to provide other tip options to those farmers where our current three-quarter inch and VRT tips do not quite fit their needs,” says Dean Bigelow, R&D Manager for Bourgault Tillage Tools. “Our product line is (about) 85 per cent farmer driven and these new tips are a result of this process.”
For more information look at the company’s website, www.tillagetools.com.