No-till Drill Parts & Equipment
Ninja Seed Bounce Flaps
Unique forward bend to put more seeds in the bottom of the furrow. Incredible wear life; doesn’t break off like OEM and aftermarket flaps. Fits Standard and Extended Wear boots. For JD 50 & 90-series drill boots, 7/8 x 5" (includes 1/4"x1"bolt). DOES NOT FIT PRO-SERIES US Patent 9,668,402
All About Ninja Seed Flaps
Keep Seeds in the Furrow
Exapta’s unique forward bend puts more seeds in the bottom of the furrow.
Close the Gap
Straight, stiff plastic seed flabs (‘tabs’) such as OEM and competitors leave a gap through which seeds can escape.
Ninja: Down, Forward, No Gap
Our Ninja flap has a 20-degree forward bend to help close the gap, thus keeping more seeds in the furrow. The flexibility of the Ninja prevents it from riding up (lifting) on the sidewall like a stiff flap would, which makes the gap bigger on those flaps.
The flap, or tab on the seed boot is what keeps seeds from bouncing out of the furrow, and this is even more critical on air drills, since the air stream is also trying to escape and may carry seeds along with it. However, JD & aftermarket flap suppliers use a straight flap, made from materials that are too brittle—often snapping off in the field. The issue with straight flaps is that it leaves a triangular gap for seeds to escape, and this gap gets larger when the straight flaps bend upward during use, due to riding on the sidewall.
Our Ninja flap has a 20-degree forward bend to help close this gap, thus keeping more seeds in the furrow. The forward bend helps deflect seeds downward into the furrow bottom before dust and chunks of sidewall fall in ahead of the seed. The flexible material and tapered end prevent the Ninja flap from riding on the sidewall. The result is better seed placement. Ninjas also shed mud better than OEM and competitor tabs, and are proven to have superior wear characteristics — our Ninjas will last at least 5 times longer than OEM or competitors! (indeed, we don’t know of anyone who has actually worn any out!)
Ninja Seed Flaps Videos
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.