Firminator: RT Unit

Press Release | September 20, 2022

The Firminator G3 is still the most versatile piece of food plot equipment in the industry, allowing plotters to do every step of the process – working the soil, adding seed and soil supplements and compacting – from start to finish with a single implement. The Firminator RT provides another option for circumstances where tilling may be preferable to discing.

The Firminator RT retains the great features and versatility of Ranew’s full-size, 3-point implement but replaces the disc assembly with a heavy-duty PTO rototiller when conditions call for a different soil buster.

One example of the versatility of the Firminator RT is when top-seeding cutting deeply into the soil isn’t needed or desired. Just scratch the surface, spread the seed and roll it with the cultipacker, all in a single pass. This will allow hardier plants like clover that are already in the plot to persist while new plants sprout and grow. This method also helps to conserve soil moisture during dry conditions.

Tilling may also be preferable when there’s a thick surface layer of thatch and weeds, but only a shallow cut is required. The tiller tines will better break up small clumps of unwanted top-growth plants, reducing the chances of regeneration and providing more surface area for herbicide application.

Perhaps a plot is disced and planted in the spring and now ready for a late summer planting. Load the hopper with seed, then till over the top with the Firminator RT and the job is done. The tiller may also be a better option when soils are dry on the surface but too moist to disc below.

The list goes on, and every situation is different, but the above examples offer ideas. The Firminator RT provides an alternative when tilling is preferable to discing and may offer the only solution when discing is not possible or practical.

Don’t worry; the Firminator RT still offers the same rugged American-made quality construction and materials as other models. Its Accu-Seed System still allows the Firminator to handle any seed sizes from large corn, soybeans, peas and sunflowers down to the tiniest clovers, without seed waste or need to change seed hoppers. And it still has a Pro-Grade cultipacker to ensure proper seed-to-soil contact for better germination rates.

Product Features:

  • Handles seeds of all sizes
  • Generous-sized seed hopper
  • Seed metering openings
  • Seed size adjustments in 1/16-inch increments
  • Specially designed baffle for improved distribution
  • Distributes seed directly in front of cultipacker for optimal seed-to-soil contact
  • Protects seed from wind deflection
  • Only distributes seed while Firminator is rolling to prevent waste

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