No-till Drill Parts & Equipment
Seed Lock Wheels
Fits JD 50/60/90/Pro-series drills, as well as Case’s SDX. Narrow, sleek wheel that's proven to shed mud better than OEM & other aftermarket firming wheels. Now with chamfered hub to let dirt fall away more easily, for better bearing life. And UV-resistant material to hold a bright yellow color for years.Fits JD Pro-series and N-series drills with the addition of a press-fit bushing. Narrow, sleek wheel that’s proven to shed mud better than OEM & other aftermarket firming wheels. Now with chamfered hub to let dirt fall away more easily, for better bearing life. And UV-resistant material to hold a bright yellow color for years.$2.53$10.81$33.21$9.36$8.14
All About Seed Lock Wheels
Not too narrow, not too wide, not too rigid, not too soft, but just right.
Now with chamfered hub to let dirt fall away more easily, for better bearing life. Easy bearing replacement when that time arrives.
Sleek narrow design stays clean
The narrow, sleek hub sheds mud better because there is more clearance between the hub and the firming arm. Also there aren’t bolt heads sticking out to snag on vines and straw. The urethane wheel ring itself stays cleaner than other designs too — and stays down in the bottom of the furrow better.
DuraLok vs Others for Seed Firming
The DuraLok is the narrowest firming wheel on the market at 0.45″, and outperforms the others because of this — it simply fits down into the very bottom of the furrow better. Further, when the soil is getting slightly hard or dry, or when you need extra firming such as for soybeans (they must draw more water to germinate than other crops), the relatively hard plastic of the DuraLok does a better job of imprinting the seed into the soil, unlike softer tires where the seed indents the tire instead of the seed embedding in the soil. We’ve done a lot of digging and comparing, and nothing else firms the seeds like DuraLok.
DuraLok vs Competitors for Mud
The sleek shape of the DuraLok allows it to stay clean when OEM & competitor (aftermarket) firming wheels are clogging with mud, pulling seeds out, and dragging mud against the gauge wheel. Even the SDX firming wheel was having more problems than the DuraLok (see photos below). A great many of our customers report that no other seed-lock wheel even comes close to staying as clean as the DuraLok. We’ll keep you running when all the others are clogged up.“The Ninjas hardly wore at all. They fit down in the furrow so much better than other flaps on the market. I really appreciate what you guys are doing for the farmer.”
Chris Horton brings 25 years of management with him. He grew up on his grandparents farm in Reno County Kansas where they mainly grew wheat and cattle feed. He worked on feed lots as a pen rider and cow-calf operations before moving to Southern California where Chris started a new career in the transportation and transport logistics, eventually managing the western region for a large commercial vehicle leasing company. Chris moved home to Kansas, to manage a local Farmers Coop and then eventually the service dept for a tractor dealership. The opportunity to join the Exapta team came up, and he knew he wanted to be a part of this team.
Michael Beasley joined Exapta after serving in various financial roles over the course of his career, from Controller to Chief Operating Officer. He also spent many years in sales walking fields with growers and learning about their greatest challenges. Michael believes in the future of agriculture and the importance of no-till. He is a strong advocate for regenerative farming and soil health.
Current Product Engineer
Jonathan Zeller joined Exapta excited to return to working with no-till planting equipment. He supported research of no-till planting and other ag related projects for 7 years with Kansas State University’s Agricultural Engineering Department after getting his engineering degree. He later worked 3 years for Landoll Company, LLC. where he gained experience in a design engineering role. Jonathan grew up on a small family farm in NE Kansas working with row crops, hay and cattle. Jonathan enjoys solving engineering problems and improving or creating products to be robust and easy to install and service.