Introducing the FIM-F module pump housing and Friction Flow™, a retrofit banding kit that can easily be fitted to any seeding machine, providing every grower easy entry into accurate and precision application of Flexi-N.
We are excited to announce that we have recently collaborated with local specialist Furrow Management Systems Australia (FMSA) to finally offer our customers an affordable and premium DIY solution to help them start banding sooner. FMSA have developed a basic ‘bolt-on’ system that gives everyone the ability to convert their existing seeder into a liquid banding assembly for improved fertiliser efficiency. Dan Ladyman from Kojonup converted his John Deere bar in April this year and describes the process as surprisingly simple, even declaring that only a basic understanding of how liquids flow is all you need to comfortably carry out the installation yourself.
Rather than a small restriction point like an orifice plate or in-line restrictors, Friction Flow™ uses a larger internal diameter tubing over a distance to create an accurate and even metering system. This unique design provides a greater range of application rates and minimal chance of blockages, even when using more complex liquid product combinations. All tubing is manufactured from the highest grade nylon for its chemical resistance, UV stability and wall strength to prevent kinking, crushing or internal distortion. Tubing is supplied using a “Suzi” spring coil - designed to wrap around existing delivery hosing or tyne assembly.
The incorporation of non-drip valves, push fit fittings and Friction Flow™ tubing holds liquid products right to the end of the tubing when shut-off to prevent any dripping. Installations can be upgraded for section control and individual tyne shut-off without having to change or remove any existing componentry due to its modular design. Complete backend systems are ready in kit form for easy installation or a customised retro-fit design can be prepared to fit an existing set-up.
Banding Flexi-N upfront is a logical progression into precision farming, therefore, if you want to increase fertiliser efficiency, save a pass early in the season and improve crop yields then speak to your local CSBP Area Manager today to learn more about our banding kits available.