. Years of squinting and frowning tend to leave deep wrinkles in the skin between the eyebrows and on the bridge of the nose, across the forehead and at the corners of the eyes. And soil carried on the gauge wheels affects the acres far beyond where the problem starts, such that uneven planting depth occurs even in areas of the field where soil conditions are ideal. In ideal soil conditions —it does nothing. There are a lot of planter designs, popular methods and attachments, all aimed at getting seeds uniformly placed at the bottom of the seed furrow —but the truth is that planting depth all starts at the depth gauge wheel. They are caused by the repeated action of underlying muscles associated with facial expression.
Sunglasses help prevent you from squinting because of the sun. One critical part of uniform emergence is getting consistent planting depth. Place a small piece of cellophane tape on your forehead at home to remind you not to squint. Nor does it need adjustment. Smoking breaks down collagen, which gives skin its elasticity. That sounds pretty simple, but in actual practice there are conditions in almost every field which make that difficult —at least some of the time.
Often, this is the case on 90% of a field, but the other 10% of the field is a little sticky. Properly installed, it is placed directly between the pivot arm bolt and the wheel and centered within the range of motion of the wheel, such that its distance from the wheel is consistent no matter where the wheel is within that range of motion. Introducing Furrow Brow —a simple, inexpensive, and durable solution to build-up on planter depth gauge wheels Furrow Brow is not a scraper, as it never actually touches the gauge wheel. Sometimes the surface is dry, but the soil below clings to openers or coulters, which bring out lumps of the damp soil or mud which then cling to the depth gauge wheels. Every good farmer knows that uniform emergence is crucial to getting high yields. Frown lines are the result of gathering or knitting the tissue between the eyebrows into a fold.
Result: lumpy, out-of-round depth gauge wheels cause uneven planting depth and bouncing of the row unit itself. . . . . . .
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