Milner, GA -(AmmoLand.com)- People who are serious enough about hunting to develop food plots know that for game animals and game birds, variety is not just the spice of life, it’s the main course.
That means at any one time, and certainly over time, serious hunters sow a variety of forage plants in their food plots. That means the equipment they use to plant food plot needs to be flexible enough to handle planting just about anything.
And that’s why more and more hunters are turning to the Firminator to prepare and plant those food plots.
They use the Firminator because it takes intelligently designed equipment to get that seed in the ground. Here’s one example of why. In one pound of oats, there are about 16,000 seeds. But it takes 272,000 red clover seeds to tip the scales at a pound. If you don’t have equipment to handle sowing vastly different sizes of seed so that you get uniform distribution at the right rate and depth, you’ll have spotty seed distribution, so that part of your food plot doesn’t come up, or too much seed in a single area, which costs you money, or seeds that don’t get planted at the right depth, which could mean crop failure.
The people who designed the Firminator know that planting a variety of food plots takes well designed, durable equipment built on a scale that makes putting in food plots economical…and simple! And that’s what they had in mind when they made the Firminator, which combines ground-turning discs with a precision ACCU-Seed seed delivery system, and a true agricultural grade cast iron cultipacker – all in one machine.
The Accu-Seed metering system in the Firminator will open from zero to 1 inch in diameter. So if opened just slightly, the smallest of clover seed will accurately meter out. But at the largest setting even bulky seed such as sunflower will flow nicely. A list of seeds that are proven to work in the Firminator include clover, alfalfa, chicory, all brassicas, all turf grass seed, wheat, oats, peas, soybeans, corn, sunflower, switchgrass, and millet. That covers a wide range of seed sizes and shapes.
The Firminator is also designed to plant seeds at the right depth. Small-seed plants, like clover, are typically planted about 1/4-inch deep: effectively, you want good soil contact without the seed being buried so deep it can’t sprout. Again the Firminator is designed so that you can first prep the soil with the discs and firm the surface with the cultipacker. On the next pass you engage the ACCU-Seed system and the cultipacker presses the seed in for the perfect degree of soil contact.
For larger seeds that need to be planted at greater depth, the disc angles can be adjust so that the prepared soil is turned up over the seeds, putting them at the right depth, and the cultipacker follows to seal the ground, insuring good seed-to-soil contact.
One firminator – the ATV model – can be pulled by your four-wheeler for use on small plots. If you have a small tractor and are doing large plots, the larger Firminator G-3 will cover more ground at a pass. Models are available from 5 feet to 8 feet.
Thus, for a vast range of food plots, the Firminator does everything you need for success in one piece of equipment. You do the driving – the Firminator does the work.
For more information on the Firminator food plot implement, check out www.thefirminator.com.
About Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment:
Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment features the Firminator – The Firminator is by far the most versatile piece of equipment in the industry. The operator can choose from a wide range of angle and pitch adjustments to perform many different functions.
For more information, please visit www.thefirminator.com.