Needham Ag Stainless Steel Seed Brakes without baffles are designed to vent most of the air out of the perforated housing, and help slow the seed velocity to minimize seeds being blown out of the seed slot. This is especially important when growers are seeding higher rates of seed, or banding fertilizer, as these require high fan speeds to convey the additional material. Its even more important when banding fertilizer using wider seeders, where the fan speed requirements are the highest and the risk of seeds being blown out of the seed slot are the greatest.
The Needham Ag Seed Brakes are made from durable stainless steel and feature 2mm diameter holes which are designed to retain most seed types, all the way down to canola or rape.
The Needham Ag Seed Brakes Without Baffles are designed to seed high rates of larger seeds, such as peas or chick peas (for example 200-250 lb/ac on 7.5″ or 10″ spacing).
Growers claim they have reduced seeding rates when they added The Needham Ag Seed Brakes, because more seeds are placed within the seed slot.
The Needham Ag Seed Brakes are designed to fit on John Deere air-seeders, and other brands which use a 1″ ID/1 1/4″ OD secondary hose. This includes John Deere 1850, 1860, 1890, 1990 and 1895, in addition to the Case 500/500T and New Holland 2080/2085.
Needham Ag Seed Brakes are shipped with two heavy duty hose clamps.
These seed brakes measure 8″ x 4″ x 1.5″