The Germinator is a closing wheel that replaces your current rubber wheels. It promotes consistent germination and emergence. Steel construction helps reduce down pressure needs in heavy soil and no till conditions. The wheels are highly effective in all tillage and soil conditions. Designed to clean rapidly, it works in all soil conditions.

Plastic closing wheel rims with bearings and bolts.

Does not include Germinator closing wheel.

Bearings are high quality roller bearings which include dirt /dust shields for extra years of service.

EndZone is an add-on to your Grain Temp Guard® System, designed to turn grain bin fans on and off while using multiple outside inputs. It can be set to allow fan operation only when temperature or humidity is between two set parameters. Increase the efficiency of your grain monitoring.

About Us

Farm innovation is a never-ending process with all the demands to get planting and harvest done in the most cost-effective, safe and productive way. At Farm Shop® we are excited to offer our cutting-edge product, the Germinator® for your planting needs! Keep your hard work safe with Grain Temp Guard® and our newest product, End Zone.

End Zone

The Grain Temp Guard – End Zone product combination protects your CORN; in BEANs it makes you money!

Did you know?

It's not too late to score all of your points in the EndZone!

Got 10,000 bushels of 9% beans? End zone can make you up to $6000 by helping you to rehydrate your soybeans  to 13%. The bins already full, no problem .  We have a system that allows us to get a probe into your bulkhead door and another monitor probe in the top of the bin, to allow differential moisture measurements. Talk to the folks at Farm Shop MFG to learn more 712-219-0148.

Producers may want to recondition soybeans harvested at lower moisture contents to bring the moisture up to the market standard of 13%. On a 40-bushel-per-acre yield, harvesting soybeans at 9% moisture content, rather than 13%, is equal to 1.8 bushels of lost weight per acre. At $9 per bushel, that is $16.20 per acre.

Just as grain is dried with bin fans, soybeans can be reconditioned by operating fans during periods with the desired air temperature and relative humidity. Reconditioning requires high airflow rates for several weeks using air with an average relative humidity of about 70% to recondition soybeans to 13% during normal fall temperatures of 30°F to 60°F.

Kenneth Hellevang PhD, Extension Agricultural Engineer
North Dakota State University

Grain Temp Guard®

Are you monitoring your older bins? The Grain Temp Guard by Farm Shop MFG is a low-cost solution for existing as well as new bins.

  • Sealed poly case with polycarbonate clear cover for easy visualization
  • Easy to open latch style cover for setting
  • 110 V external power with internal battery backup
  • Visual and audio alarm on a 10 m cord for mounting in a more accessible area
  • 15m probes come standard with the unit
  • Additional probe lengths available: 10 m, 15 m, 25 m, 30 m and 45 m
  • Monitor two separate locations within the bin, for temperature with one unit, dual probe
  • Ideal for monitoring store dried grain
  • Trigger visual and audio alarm based on a high and low trigger point set by the operator for each temperature probe
  • Alarm can be set to alert you when fronts have moved through the entire bin

COMING SOON: Ability for the system to control bin fans (weather depending)

How It Works

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Available in Dual-Temp or Humidity-Temp

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Detect hot spots or moisture buildup

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Alerts you of reading outside normal range

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Sidewall and door mounting kits available

Germinator®

Setup options:

  • Full wheel assembly easily replaces factory closing wheels on most planters
  • Ring-only insert option installs on most factory wheels

Compatible with:

  • John Deere MaxEmerge™ Plus, XP, and XP Pro
  • Kinze ’93–current
  • AGCO White and Massey Ferguson
  • Great Plains
  • Monosem
  • Precision Planting Ready Row Unit

How It Works

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Crumbles And Firms Soil At The Same Time

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Works In Diverse Field Conditions

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Smooth Surface And Rounded Center

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Cost-Effective And Easy To Install

THE GERMINATOR ADVANTAGE!

Seed to Soil Contact!

Seed to soil contact
Corn planted with Germinator (Texas, 2020)

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