After many years of no-tilling and trying many different ideas, fighting wet soils and soggy conditions, the developers at Pro-Stitch saw no choice but to come up with their own solution. They needed a closing wheel that would work in all crop rotations and soil conditions ranging from wet, low grounds to dry hilltops. After looking for the right footprint that could do it all, without causing sidewall compaction, it was time to develop a new product. Finally, after 5 years of trial and error, a wheel was developed that tucked the soil firmly against the seed, reduced sidewall compaction, stitched the seam, and operated at the minimum pressure setting for any field condition. The Pro-Stitch closing wheel does an impressive job even in the harshest conditions, as well as ideal conditions. Pro-Stitch wheels are recommended to be mounted staggered (one ahead of the other) & 1 3/4" - 2 1/4" apart on the bottom of the wheels. Pro-Stitch wheels run out of time due to soil pressure, creating the perfect 'Stitch Effect'. The "blunt" tooth design applies 6 times more down pressure to the sidewall of the trench as compared to standard round closing wheels, thus reducing sidewall compaction by fracturing and pushing the seed slot from side to side.
Pro-Stitch Planter Closing Wheels
Product #: PSP750
Available for John Deere, Case IH, White & Kinze
Featuring our patented footprint, with a proven yield advantage! Pro-Stitch wheels are recommended to be mounted staggered (one ahead of the other) & 1- 3/4" - 2- 1/4"apart on the bottom of the wheels. The lightest setting is recommended for most soil conditions. Pro-Stitch wheels run out of time due to soil pressure, creating the perfect Stitch effect while reducing sidewall compaction by fracturing & pushing the seed slot from side to side.
Case IH Planter Conversion
Product #: PSP244
Adapter kit for Case IH planters to convert to dual style closing wheel system! With this kit, closing wheel disks are eliminated, plus adjustable down pressure is added! Can't get the furrow closed? We can help get the job done!
John Deere Drill Closing Wheels
Product #: PSD100JD
for John Deere 60 & 90 Series
Featuring all the benefits of the planter closing wheel, plus it'll greatly reduce closing wheel bounce commonly seen in drills. Material is 10 times more abrasive resistant than steel and includes a replaceable OEM bearing and SS flange.
Case IH Drill Closing Wheels
Product #: PSD100
for Case IH PD500 & SDX Series
Our closing wheels are made of UHMW, which is 10 times more abrasive resistant than steel, indestructible, they will not break like the OEM wheels. Just can't seem to get the trench closed? This setup will help drastically.
John Deere Seed Boot Stabilizer
For John Deere Drills
Product #: AG-K07-ST (50, 60 & 90 Series)
The Pro-Stitch seed boot stabilizers are made of high-strength steel and precisely machined to fit snug between the two flanges where the seed boot mounts, adding a precise mounting hole to take away the slack. No drilling is required for this simple installation. (see video) All hardware is included plus a new mounting bolt.
As farmers ourselves, we had a tough time closing the seed slot in tough planting conditions! After several years of trial and error, we knew we were on to something when the half our corn planted with the prototype wheels had a much nicer stand and the emergence was very obvious.
One of our neighbors had them as a trial in the first year as well.
He was back within a week saying, "I am impressed with the wheels & their performance! I even have a name for them -"Pro Stitch!" because that's what they do, "sew the slot shut!", he said. They still live up to their name today!
First of all, the planter setup is most important! It is recommended to install the wheels in the staggered position (one in the front & one in the back hole) 1 1/2" - 1 3/4" apart on the bottom of wheels (normally a 7/8" spacer is required). When set up this way, it hits the furrow closer to the bottom, firmly tucking the seed in place while leaving the top of the furrow looser.
Minimum down pressure setting is optimal in most planting conditions!
It is recommended to install the closing wheels as a pair to achieve that perfect stitch! In addition to achieving this, the Pro-Stitch closing wheel is taller than most closing wheels (13" vs. 12") to get a longer life out of each set of wheels.
Absolutely not! They are virtually indestructible... if in doubt, test them by taking a sledge hammer to them!
Our bearings come with a 2 Year Warranty and replacements can be bought from us direct at a competitive price as compared to a John Deere, Kinze & White Dealers.
These wheels were created to be the ideal setup for anything from wet, tough planting to perfect planting condition. As stated earlier, these wheels were created as a solution to tough planting conditions - which is where they truly shine based off of customer feedback.
Original prototypes showed there was a problem with counteracting these barriers. However, after testing a few options, there is an ejector (the small protrusion between the spikes) that effectively handles any roots or stalks that try to get caught between the spokes.
It is incredibly important to follow the recommendation of installing the wheels in a staggered position and 1 1/2" to 2" apart on the bottom to allow the wheels to naturally interlock and gently stitch the furrow, while also eliminating any air pockets.
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