Groundhog Industries designed the PFS system to achieve the following goals:
This is achieved by using a quick change, cast steel, knife point, a deep banding liquid / granular boot free from stainless tubing and a closer plate with replaceable wear shoe.
Through innovative design Groundhog Products are better value per hectare than our competitors.
By replacing expensive stainless steel tubing with a plastic tube for liquid fertiliser delivery to ground level – No more bent / blocked tubes fertiliser tubes. The plastic fertiliser tube is protected inside the cast boot.
A cast steel, liquid / granular fertiliser boot enables better placement of granular fertiliser below the seed due to steel side walls providing a wear resistant shield from the flowing soil.
By using the highest grade of tungsten carbide available as well as state of the art application processes, all Groundhog products have been designed to offer maximum protection from wear.
We are focused on giving the farmer a well-designed, affordable and reliable product. When a farmer tells us that our points were quick to change or that our fertiliser boots delivered an exceptional result, we know we are doing our job well.
Word of mouth is everything and our customers getting the most from our products is our main priority.
Since 2012 we have been using Groundhog quick change points. We've been impressed with the design, durability & cost savings.
We have sandy loam and when it’s dry I find Groundhog points perform really well. When it’s time to change points, what was a half day job, now takes an hour.
I had previously used stainless tubing and plastic boots to deliver fertilizer at ground level but experienced excessive damage. Since changing to Groundhog boots I've not had any damage to the nylon tubing at ground level as it is now well protected by the cast boot.
Quick change points helped speed up downtime especially at night or in the rain. Best of all because the liquid tube is separate from the point it stays where it should be during point changes.
Dry sowing is now becoming almost standard practice in the wheat belt and will undoubtedly wear points more quickly. Choosing the most durable products for the job will save you time and money.