our vertically designed opener has the ability to place the seed on a firm seedbed immediately after opening the soil, eliminating seed bounce and soil fracturing.
Due to a sleeker profile, closure is achieved in a very short amount of travel, creating an impeccable field finish.
Openers of horizontal design attempt to drive seed against the direction of travel, usually resulting in seed bounce and poor overall placement.
Atom-Jet agriculture pioneered the vertical design.
It’s true innovation that competitors in our market continue to emulate to this day.
Atom-Jet Agriculture was the first to implement “Same Plane” placement to prevent the seed bed from fracturing. Why do we believe in this? A fractured seed bed dries out quicker and generates the potential for uneven germination.
It also increased the risk of seed burn by creating an area where seed and fertilizer can merge.
A firm seed bed produces good seed to soil contact, enabling enhanced absorption of moisture and nutrients by the seed, while excluding fertilizer from the seed row.
No Plug Technology
The curved area under the point, or “mud spur”, is made to inhibit soil from curling back into the opener, also known as “orange peeling”.
Horizontal designs actually precipitate the mud curl travelling up and into the rear of the opener.
Our vertical design produces a larger seed gallery, ensuring the seed drops freely onto the seed bed, minimizing internal plugging.
By causing the soil to be split, we nearly eliminate the throw that comes with bulkier horizontal openers.
Reducing your risk of not retaining enough soil to cover the seed or cause stepping.
Straw is not permitted to travel up the boot or catch on the shank.
Trash flows around the base of the boot and is safely deposited out of the way.
Unfortunately, with horizontal openers this is exactly what you are doing. Attempting to puncture hard pan with the widest part of the tool.
Vertical design simply uses the weight of your drill to penetrate the ground at the smallest point on your opener – the tip.
It’s not rocket science, just the basics.
With Atom-Jet, you won’t be forced to seed deeper to place the seed where it needs to be, increasing the load on your tractor and implement.
Our streamlined design keeps you moving economically across the field.
This action turns horizontal openers into some of the best rock picking tools available, placing huge amounts of stress on drill frames and shanks.
By developing our openers to have a flatter design at the point, it produces a shape that is more likely to float across the top of the stone, rather than hook or pull it up into your field.
This presents producers with the ability to extend the life of their purchase through the replacement of points, wings and tops.
If you can weld, all hard surfacing can be renewed to it’s original condition or send the opener to us and we will recondition it for you. For hard surfacing instructions click here.
With continued research into grade, shape and installation techniques, we continue our never-ending quest to innovate better tools.
Compare us to the competition and see for yourself why Atom-Jet is the driving force in Carbide Technology.