New Product: Salford Ferti-GO 4S Applicator

Published online: Feb 03, 2018 New Products
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Salford Group introduces the Ferti-GO 4S—a planter-mounted, granular, on-board fertilizer applicator. The Ferti-GO 4S is available for order from Salford’s Valmar and Salford dealers.

The Ferti-GO 4S features a single product hopper, available for mounting on many planter models, with variable rate metering and four-section control. The hopper has a standard capacity of 4 tons, with the ability to reach a capacity of 6 tons with optional hopper extensions.

“The metering system of the Ferti-GO 4S, which is currently featured on the ST Series and other Salford’s Valmar equipment, has been well-liked by our customers,” says Brad Baker, Salford’s senior product manager. “With this metering system, the Ferti-GO 4S allows producers to feed fertilizer to their openers or application coulters accurately at rates low enough to apply in-row pop-up fertilizer. With flexible roller options and a range of application rate abilities, the Ferti-GO 4S can also accurately meter banded starter fertilizer.”

The metering system of the Ferti-GO 4S has been tried and tested across the Salford-Valmar product line. This metering system, paired with the Venturi air manifold system, is known for its accuracy, ease of use, simple cleaning, and a range of application rate abilities.

“The name Ferti-GO 4S represents the product’s abilities: Ferti, representing fertilizer; G, representing granular; O, representing on-board; and 4S, representing its four sections," says Salford marketing manager Anson Boak. “Though our current ST Series already offers producers a variety of granular fertilizer application options, we wanted to add to our lineup a unit with the ability to apply either in-row pop-up or banded starter fertilizer, while also offering the ease of maneuverability that comes with a planter-mounted unit. As a company, we pride ourselves in creating versatile solutions to help producers get the most out of their equipment. With its established and accurate metering system, paired with its ease-of-use and customized mounting, the Ferti-GO 4S is a great option for producers looking for a simple but effective solution.”

Mounting legs are available for common late-model planters that are designed to carry on-board nutrient systems. By mounting directly on the planter, the Ferti-GO 4S saves producers from difficulties with road transport and maneuverability in the field .

Like all of Salford’s Valmar dry fertilizer application equipment, the Ferti-GO 4S features innovative precision control technologies to ensure the most accurate delivery possible. The Ferti-GO 4S offers a number of features to help customers see a direct return on their investment, including (but not limited to):

  • Roll-tarp cover, which allows for large open top for filling with a tender truck 
  • Rate control-ready with metering, fan speed sensors, PWM flow control and bin level sensing
  • Variable rate metering with four-section control 
  • Optional ISOBUS compatibility to follow prescription maps
  • Optional weigh scales available