Seed Brakes without baffles are designed to vent some of the air through the perforated housing to reduce the air exiting the scraper/boot. This helps retain more seeds within the seed slot, which is especially important when seeding with wider air-seeders or when fertilizer is added with the seed (or both). These examples increase the fan speed to convey material, which often results in more seeds being blown out of the seed slot.
Seed Brakes without baffles have 1.5mm holes and they have more capacity than the Seed Brakes with internal baffles. The Seed Brakes without baffles are recommended when seeding higher rates of larger seeds, especially crops such as peas or chick peas on 10″ spacing (or wider rows), or 7.5″ rows when seeding faster than 6 mph with peas or chick peas.
The 1 1/4” Seed Brakes install easily on the Case-IH 500/500T and New Holland 2080/2085 air-seeders. The seed hose is removed from the top of the seed tube (on the top of the opener) by releasing the hose clamp. The seed brake is then attached with a hose clamp (supplied), then the seed hose is pushed 1 1/2” into the top of the seed brake and held in position with a 2nd hose clamp (supplied). The Seed Brake is curved as illustrated to allow the seed hoses to be routed around frame members.