Tough and Dependable residue, nutrient, and seedbed management system.
The StripCat™ is a One-pass residue, nutrient, and seedbed management system engineered to provide the soil consistency of conventional and vertical tillage, with the conservation aspects of no-till. All this is achieved while allowing you to band and maximize your nutrient efficiency, giving you a greater return on investment.
In the Field
StripCat™ Corn-On-Corn | Loomis, NE
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StripCat™ Features Up-Close
The StripCat™ is a one-pass residue, nutrient, and seedbed management system engineered to provide the soil consistency of conventional and vertical tillage, with the conversation aspects of no-till. (2:49)
StripCat™ Corn-On-Corn Condensed
Improve your ROI with a precision strip-till machine to make sure you put your fertilizer exactly where you want it. (0:41)
Rugged & Reliable
Triple-lip sealed bearings in the massive parallel arms are made to handle the roughest environments, and the wrench free down-pressure adjustment is quick and simple to adjust to your conditions.
Follow the Land
Independent depth wheels on each row follow the ground surface effortlessly no matter the terrain, allowing you to till and place your nutrients where they belong.
Slice right through
20″ notched coulters easily cut through your tough residue, and won’t stop turning like most smooth discs in damp soils and conditions.
Clear the Way
Poor residue management is costly, and problems like poor emergence due to hairpinned residue in your strips is avoidable with the easy to adjust row cleaners on the StripCat™.
Move residue, not your Soil
The unique offset disc design independently clears residue to each side of the strip, while the exclusive finger shaped concave disc removes residue from the strip while leaving your soil in place.
Great Emergence, Great Roots, Great Yields.
Yield-limiting seedbed variability can be overcome by shattering compaction, breaking up clods, and creating a more consistent subsoil environment. The StripCat™ does just that, creating the perfect environment for your seeds to grow, and your yields to flourish.
Why spread fertilizer across the entire field if we are only planting rows every couple feet? Don’t. StripCat™ gives you the ability to band Dry, Liquid, and Gas fertilizers right where the plant’s roots are going to need them, letting you minimize your inputs and maximize your yields.
Rocky conditions don’t phase the StripCat™ when equipped with the smooth acting, hydraulic auto-reset system. Simply set a single point trip pressure and go to work knowing you are protected.
To the Rescue
In recent years, we’ve faced a great amount of volatility in our weather. If you find yourself in a situation where wet conditions or timing don’t permit the use of a knife, our coulter replacement option can bolt right in place of the knife to save the day.
Creating a picture-perfect, consistent berm is second-nature for the StripCat™. Individually mounted, spring loaded way coulters catch, contain and shape soil into the perfect berm. Aggressively mixing the soil in the top few inches of the seedbed increases pore space and optimizes soil tilth for better infiltration and plant emergence.
Match Your Needs
We know your conditions vary, and you need a machine that is easily adaptable to your conditions. Angle, width, depth, stagger and down-pressure adjustment are all possible with the StripCat™, making it ideal for meeting the needs of your operation.
Creating a clod free, uniform seedbed finish is essential for efficient high-speed planting and uniform emergence. The StripCat™ has multiple options to help maximize your planter pass, emergence and ultimately your yield.
Fit Your Farm
With three different options available, the StripCat™ can be tailored to your soils and your seedbed finishing needs. Fine tune the performance with the easy access, adjustable down-pressure spring.
The StripCat™ Baskets firm the top of the berm to give you an ideal seedbed.
Firm the soil, Seal in Moisture
Sandy soils and dry conditions can be tricky to manage in strip till. The Rubber Press Wheel option helps to firm the strip and seal in moisture, giving you a great seedbed with increased moisture to help in germination.
Mulch, Shed & Firm Your Strip
Tough & sticky soils create their own set of challenges for most strip till baskets on the market, causing them to plug or leaving behind a rumble strip with their horizontal basket bars. The Steel Wheel option gives a better mulch effect with many points of contact, and easily sheds mud, while still firming the soil.
Pull the pin, and slide it in
Most of the time, covering more acres means traveling further distances to fields and larger changes in topography or soils types. With the Optimizer you can quickly and easily pull the pin and slide in a new attachment to meet these changes in a matter of minutes. Eliminate the limitations of your current machine and quickly adapt to create the best seedbed possible.
With dual 7×7 frame members, deep hinges and massive hinge pins the StripCat frame is built to handle the rigors of Strip-Till.
The vertical fold system allows for in-field flexibility, and reduced transport widths when heading down the road.
The StripCat features massive dual hitch design capable of CAT 3 and 4N Hitching. Allowing quick tractor swaps and hookups with no worry of your tractor hitch setting.
- 4 Row 20″/22″/30″/36″/38″/40″
- 6 Row 20″/22″/30″/36″/38″/40″
- 8 Row 20″/22″/30″/36″/38″/40″
- 12 Row 20″/22″
- 12 Row 22″/30″/36″/38″/40″
- 16 Row 20″/22″/30″
- 18 Row 30″
- Don’t see what you need?
- Call 1-308-708-8185 or Email, and we will look at options we can offer to create your ideal StripCat™.