The Firminator is by far the most versatile piece of equipment in the industry. The operator can choose from a wide range of angle and pitch adjustments to perform many different functions. If a site is to be planted for the first time and is heavy with debris, the disk angles can be set aggressively along with a heavy forward tilt of the entire unit for deeper disk penetration. If a minimal till operation is desired, then the angles and pitch can be adjusted to just slightly cut through top litter without disturbing the soil excessively. The Firminator will do all the necessary work of planting a food plot from start to finish.
The disk angles are adjusted easily by the removal of a pin and sliding the pivoting disk beam to one of many holes on an arc: Choose from straight, 5, 10, 15, and 20 degree angle settings. You may set the aggressiveness of the disk angles suitable to loosen your particular soil type and situation. The disk blades of the Firminator food plot implement are heavy, 18", notched 9-gauge steel. One very beneficial feature is that the Firminator disk blades are spaced at 6 spacing with custom made iron disk spools. The Firminator comes standard with disk blade scrapers to prevent mud and vegetation build-up, and an adjustable center-ripper shank to cut the margin of soil between the two center blades. This shank is depth adjustable, and removes with two pins. The disk axles are carried in triple-sealed replaceable bearings, and feature cast-iron spools for weight and durability.
Each Firminator comes with 16" diameter cultipacker wheels. For those working on sandy soils or fine silty soils the larger cultipacker wheels can make a big difference. The larger wheel will easily roll over the loosest soils that tend to flow up and over the standard wheel. The larger wheels are 4" wide and 16" in diameter. The upgrade to the 16" wheels adds weight and surface area to allow the Accu-seed system to function properly in all soil types.
The cultipacker is a very important component for proper food plot installation. The heavy, notched, cast-iron cultipacker wheels are proven to eliminate air space, pulverize clods and level the soil while providing a beautifully prepared, firm seed bed. This is essential for achieving high germination rates. Small seeds should be applied on top of a cultipacked seed bed while larger seeds can be cultipacked into loose soil to cover them and provide great soil contact. The Firminator got its name from the resulting seed bed that it produces! Each unit is also equipped with a series of cultipacker scrapers to keep the assembly clean and rolling in even less than ideal conditions.
The Accu-Seed System is another incredible feature of The Firminator. It handles seeds of all sizes from the tiniest of clovers up to corn, soybeans, peas, sunflowers and everything in between! It is this versatility that makes it an excellent choice for todays land managers and can be used to properly install food plots, filter strips, pastures, lawns, and other conservation plantings. Because the system is ground driven, the seed is metered out relative to the speed you are traveling. When the Firminator stops rolling, the seed stops falling. No more wasted, expensive seed! You may fill the seed hopper and adjust the metering openings by moving the linkage handle on the back of the seed box. An indicator on the handle shows the seed size selections in one-sixteenth inch graduations. Simply set the size for the largest seed in the hopper, and the metering system will dispense the seed at the generally accepted rate.
The Agitatior upgrade shaft is installed in the bottom of the seed box and is driven off of the sprocket drive assembly that turns the Accu-Seed metering system. The agitator shaft is useful for keeping custom seed blends containing extremely small and large seeds together evenly blended. This prevents the smaller seeds from flowing too quickly through the metering system, since it needs to be opened large enough to accommodate the largest seed in the blend. If you are using pre-packaged seed blends you likely will not need the agitator.
Other quality features of Firminator are: Greasable flange bearings, 3" square tubing frame, heavy plate steel flanges, durable, attractive powder-coat finish, stainless steel metering shafts, bronze bushings for lubrication and durability, adjustable chain tensioners, and simplicity of use.
The Firminator is not advertised as a "one-pass-does-it-all" implement, but instead as 3 tools on one piece of equipment. The operator has the flexibility to perform tasks one at a time or simultaneously. Certain planting situations do allow you to disk, drop seed, and cultipack all at the same time. You choose what tasks you want your Firminator to perform! One hook up with one piece of equipment to do all your food plot tillage and planting chores. The Firminator food plot implement is the ideal piece of equipment for hunting food plots and deer management. Regardless of your food plot needs and demands, The Firminator G-3 is the choice of top wildlife habitat professionals and enthusiasts today.