Much more complex than an altered cultivator or NH3 applicator, the Orthman 1tRIPr Row Unit is an engineered process in which individual components work in unison to perform ideal seedbed preparation, precision nutrient placement and optimal root zone conditioning in a single pass. When all of these precision tillage principles are combined, you’ve created the perfect environment to maximize your crop yield while minimizing your inputs. From the practical force-through-mount design to robust rolling baskets, the Orthman Row Unit displays every reason why Orthman is A Tough Act To Follow.
Intelligent mount and linkage design create the solid foundation row units need
To go from heavy corn residue or cover crops straight to seed-ready beds in a single pass requires rugged, intelligently designed equipment. Unlike mounting systems that transfer draft force solely through U-bolts that can stretch, distort and break, Orthman’s heavy-duty force-through-mount design and wedge locking system join steel to steel to stand up to the rigors of strip tillage.
Precision Depth Control
For less soil variation and better planter stands regardless of the crop, Orthman’s innovative parallel linkage design allows 8 inches of vertical travel, allowing you to maintain a consistent depth and fertilizer placement regardless of the field terrain.
- Down pressure adjustable from 0 to 1,800 pounds
- Consistent tillage and fertilizer depth in all field conditions
Individual row unit depth control allows the 1tRIPr to precision till and fertilize at the desired depth across the entire machine, regardless of the terrain.
Non-Parallel Linkage Machines
Utilizing gauge wheels for depth control can often place fertilizer too deep, and too shallow across the entire machine.
Depth Band Coulter
Achieve and maintain the ideal seedbed depth
The rugged 22” depth band coulter easily slices through surface and sub-surface residue to eliminate interference with the shank while it simultaneously maintains precise control of seedbed depth.
Reduce your maintenance workload with the 1tRIPr’s heavy-duty sealed bearings that allow you to conquer the toughest strip-till conditions, while an adjustable scraper cleans the coulter and depth band to run in all field conditions.
HD Row Cleaners
Cut through the toughest stalks, root balls and cover crops
Because a clean row is where seeds grow, Orthman created an adjustable row cleaner featuring rugged 16” notched disc blades to remove residue from the planting strip, leaving behind a clear path for your planter to follow. Easy pin adjustment means there’s no need to get out your wrenches to add extra row cleaner weights for heavy residue.
Precision Tillage Shank
Shatter your yield-limiting compaction with optimum root zone conditioning
Root zone conditioning is critical for maximum root growth. To eliminate compaction layers that roots can’t penetrate, you need a rugged shank that completely shatters soil compaction zones. Orthman’s precision tillage shank breaks up clods and hard layers, increases water filtration, eliminates subsoil voids and promotes vigorous root growth through all stages of seed development.
- Rugged 1″ x 4″ steel shank
- Adjustable depth up to 11” deep
- Eliminates voids, conditions soil
- Increases water filtration
Benefits of Root Zone Conditioning
Among the benefits of precision tillage is the creation of a better seedbed that promotes early emergence and more vigorous root growth. Orthman agronomists have determined that precision tillage produces soils that are 1° to 7°F warmer in the strip-till zone. This, combined with the proper soil density created by the shank, is very conducive to root elongation and early lateral root development of the seedling root, allowing the seed to quickly establish a root system that will not only anchor the plant but help it sustain life throughout the growing season.
Seeds germinate faster when you use the 1tRIPr because soil temperatures can be up to 7°F higher.
Water infiltration is dramatically improved when the row is properly conditioned.
Accurate Fertilizer Placement
Place nutrients where they will do the most good — throughout the growing season
Because crop roots are the pathway for nutrient absorption, the Orthman 1tRIPr is designed so that the roots can easily access the nutrient source both at the time of germination as well as during root development. The single- or dual-tube fertilizer placement system is completely adjustable independent of the shank depth, allowing producers to fine-tune nutrient placement for different crops and soil conditions. The liquid, dry, and NH3 fertilizer tubes are all depth adjustable independent of the shank.
Single Tube Liquid or NH3
Dual Tube Liquid or NH3
Dual Placement Dry and Liquid/NH3
Orthman’s single- or dual-fertilizer placement ability places nutrients where the plant can access them at all stages of growth.
Constant depth for consistent tillage
The floating coulters found on some strip-till systems only act as a soil-capturing device, allowing ground conditions to determine their tillage abilities. Orthman’s positive-depth wavy coulters work with the shank to break up layers side to side in a “lift and pinch” motion that creates consistent depth and soil conditions row after row after row. This consistent tillage depth in all conditions sets up the seedbed for the perfect planter pass.
- Positive depth control
- Rugged 18” blade
- Unique wavy structure breaks up soil to eliminate voids
The perfect finish to a seed-ready bed
Properly finishing off the strip is the key to the perfect seedbed. The 1tRIPr’s rolling basket features adjustable down pressure to help break up any remaining clods and ensure smooth planter operation, which in turn helps guarantee better seed depth control. Five roller options are available, including standard, narrow standard and a new berm-promoting roller to create the ideal berm shape. For sandier soils where wind erosion may be a problem, a pneumatic tire roller produces minimal soil disturbance and firms light soils for better moisture retention.
Standard Tire Roller
Narrow Tire Roller
To protect the row unit from damage caused by unseen rocks, the 1tRIPr features an auto-reset linkage that trips the unit up and over obstacles then automatically resets. The reset, on-the-go design requires no operator involvement.
Shallow Tillage Coulter
Versatility to adapt to your soil conditions
When wet ground conditions will not allow use of the precision tillage shank, the Shallow Tillage Coulter can be used to help create a well prepared seedbed, dry out wet soils or freshen up strips created in the fall. The dual 18″ vertical tillage coulters prepare the seedbed up to 6.5″ deep.
When faced with the challenging sandy and abrasive soils often found in the coastal plains region, the standard wavy coulters can be replaced with press wheels to minimize soil disturbance. For complete seedbed preparation in these light soils, the optional pneumatic tire roller firms the strip for better moisture retention.