Bourgault Mid Row Bander™ Fertilizer Applicators

MRB®ID Fertilizer Application SystemBourgault Fertilizer Applicators


Independent depth Mid Row Bander®

The Mid Row Bander® ID is the fourth generation of the highly successful fertilizer banding series.  This new version enables independent depth placement of mid row fertilizer, further improving on consistent placement of nutrients.


MRB®ID Fertilizer Applicators - Precise Placement


The latest Mid Row Bander® Fertilizer Application series is the fourth generation of a highly successful fertilizer banding implement.  Relentless dedication to product refinement has produced this independent depth applicator that ensures precise and consistent placement of fertilizer by allowing the coulter to contour with the field independent of the frame.


MRB®ID closing wheel option


The optional closing wheel helps close the furrow better in certain conditions. This can be especially beneficial when applying anhydrous ammonia to minimize gassing off.



Setting & Adjustments

Proper adjustment is key for optimal performance.

Getting the Most from Your MRBs®

Setting the correct operational depth, in relation to the soil surface and the seeding depth is vital. Attention and appropriate action will not only produce a good crop response to the banded fertilizer, but will also minimize losses of your valuable investment.

The key to effective and trouble-free operation is correct depth setting, as well as periodic greasing and scraper adjustment to account for disk wear. Proper setting will greatly reduce troublesome issues such as plugging or bearing failure.

Recommended depth setting for Bourgault Mid Row Banders.

Typical Bander Depth Setting

It is recommended to set the MRBs® 2 to 3 inches below the original soil surface.

  • Too shallow of a depth setting may not provide enough soil cover to prevent nitrogen loss through volatilization.
  • When operating in dry conditions, adjust the working depth to ensure fertilizer is placed into moist soil.
  • For NH3 application, excessive working depths may delay the closing of the furrow, reducing retention of anhydrous ammonia in the soil.
  • Extended operation at excessive depths will increase draft, component wear and the increase the chance of plugging.

Note: Operational depth setting recommendations are similar for Mid Row Shank™ III fertilizer applicators.  The goal is to ensure good soil cover of the fertilizer furrow to minimize loss to the air.  Excessive seeding speeds may cause soil throw by the openers.

Add or remove shims to the cylinder rod to change operating depth.

MRB®ID Depth Adjustment

Lift the locking knob and move the adjustment arm to a different setting to change the position of the gauge wheel.

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Momentary Isolation Switch

Easy release if straw builds up around Mid Row Shanks.

Get Out of a Sticky Situation

The Momentary Isolation Switch provides a fast and convenient method of reducing draft or releasing trapped residue without disrupting the seeding pass.

  • In wet conditions, if the drill begins to bog down, the Operator can lift the Mid Row Bander® Fertilizer Applicators and broadcast the fertilizer while leaving the seed openers in the ground to temporarily reduce the amount of draft. Once through the wet spot, the MRB® Fertilizer Applicators can be returned to their engaged position.

The Momentary Isolation Switch will help you get out of a sticky situation!

For MRB® & MRS™ Systems

The Momentary Isolation Switch is:

  • optional for Mid Row Bander® equipped 3330SE and 3335QDA PHDs™;
  • standard for PHDs™ equipped with Mid Row Shanks™.

NOTE: The Momentary Isolation Switch feature is recommended for liquid or granular fertilizers only - anhydrous/NH3 are not recommended due to gassing off.

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