Continually looking for ways to increase productivity on the farm, Orthman is partnering with Salford/Valmar –one of the industry’s leading nutrient application equipment providers – to further enhance the fertilizer application capabilities of the industry-leading 1tRIPr strip tillage machine, as well as other Orthman row crop equipment. There are two new product additions to the Orthman lineup, including the joint Salford/Orthman designed Tracker Nutrient Trailer, and the Valmar ST-10 Fertilizer System.
The Tracker Nutrient Trailer is based off the popular Salford Pathfinder Cart, a fertilizer-carrying cart with the ability to follow the implement path, reducing crop damage and compaction. Orthman and Salford jointly designed the trailer to fit the needs of all Orthman row crop equipment specifically. This joint design will be manufactured by both Salford and Orthman, and will be delivered to the end user as a fully supported Orthman product. The high-capacity trailer is adaptable from 20″ to 40″ row spacing to fit nearly any operation, and offers over 30″ of axle clearance for post-emerge, high-capacity fertility passes. It also offers dual-product capability, with either twin liquid tanks, or the Valmar ST-10 Dry Fertilizer system.
“Our partnership with Salford/Valmar allows producers to combine the precision placement strengths of the Orthman 1tRIPr with Valmar’s precision metering systems to have the highest capacity, precision metering and precision placement tillage machines on the market today,” said Ryan Hulme, Product Marketing Manager for Orthman. “Orthman dealers will now offer a turn-key, precision fertilizer placement and metering system that was engineered and built to work together, from a single supplier.”
Brad Baker, Product Manager for Salford Group, agreed. “We’re honored to partner with a market leader in strip-till technology, with whom we share the common value of offering reliable, heavy duty products that get results. The Valmar ST-Series has a reputation for simplicity, versatility and ease of use, while maintaining top-notch accuracy. Combined with the 1tRIPr system, Orthman has a very formidable product,” said Baker.
Orthman will also offer the Valmar ST-10 Dry Fertilizer system on the 1tRIPr XD pull-type strip tillage machine. Orthman has offered single-product dry solutions on the 1tRIPr XD for over 3 years, but now will be able to offer a dual-product solution for both pull type and mounted machines.