No-till Drill Parts & Equipment
Seed Boots & Stabilizers
For JD 90-series boots. Patented, simple, bolton device designed to fit between the main opener arm boot pivot flanges and the seed boot, eliminating the up and down movement of the seed boot and allowing for a consistent furrow and more even seed placement. Includes necessary hardware & new seed boot pivot pin.
For 50-series boots. Patented, simple, bolton device designed to fit between the main opener arm boot pivot flanges and the seed boot, eliminating the up and down movement of the seed boot and allowing for a consistent furrow and more even seed placement. Includes necessary hardware & new seed boot pivot pin.
All About Seed Boot Slop
For proper seed placement inspect your drill for up/down slop in the seed boot attachment point. Even on a brand-new drill, this play is excessive and should be reduced (note that you don’t want to eliminate all movement—there needs to be a little for the boot to align flush with the blade, and to let straw clear out).
Pro-Stitch Seed Boot Stabilizer is a patented, simple, bolt-on device designed to fit between the main opener arm boot pivot flanges and the seed boot, eliminating the up and down movement of the seed boot and allowing for a consistent furrow and more even seed placement.
The specially designed Aricks shoulder-bolt, is another option, that will eliminate the problematic vertical slop in the attachment holes. The shoulder bolt transfers the pivot from the worn holes in the arm to the shoulder, cutting the up/down movement to 1/8″. Also fits 60-series if seed tubes are updated. The shoulder bolts work with Aricks seed boots or by drilling out existing seed boots.
Pro-Stitch Seed Boot Stabilizer installed. These can be adjusted to keep the tension from one season to the next.
As evident in the photo, above and left, movement in the boot attachment can be very damaging to structural components and parts on your machine.
The Stabilizer fix eliminates this unwanted movement, preserving the integrity of the structural components of the drill, while maintaining accurate seed placement.
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.
Sales & Service Representative
Prior to joining Exapta, Bob Pagel was an Agricultural Territory Sales Manager for Ritchie Brothers, serving parts of MN, WI and IA. He continues to support his family farm in SE Minnesota.
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.