Dawn Equipment Company develops a unique type of disk opener

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click image to zoom The new Cfx fertilizer opener by Dawn Equipment represents the first genuine form of new thinking applied to disk openers in decades. The unique double disk design offers a hybrid of performance previously isolated to either single disk or double disk configurations. The best qualities of each option are combined in the Dawn Cfx.

While both disks are supported from one side by a concentric roller bearing arrangement, only the primary disk is angled to open a furrow. The smaller secondary disk runs in the direction of travel and acts to hold the furrow open. A gauge/wiper wheel is located on the primary disk for basic operation. Fertilizer is applied in the space between the disks, eliminating the need for a fertilizer boot which can plug and cause problems, especially in conventionally tilled ground. Because the smaller blade follows the larger blade’s bevel, an aggressive cutting action an be achieved for no-till conditions as well, accurately placing fertilizers at the bottom of the furrow where they belong, without spillage.

The Dawn Cfx is the first fertilizer opener to incorporate hydraulic down pressure. Dawn has also developed a revolutionary electronic ground-hardness sensor, which mounts directly to the Cfx, adding real-time control of your fertilizer opener as well as your Dawn Gfx row cleaners and Dawn Rfx hydraulic planter row unit down pressure. These features combine to accurately match your fertilizer and seed depth placement across a wide variety of changing field conditions in a durable build. With the Dawn planting system, growers finally have access to the farm of the future.

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