|Closed Rim Wheel||Our Wheel|
|Causes friction between rubber and planting disc causing faster rubber wear||Allows for separation between rubber and planting disc prolonging rubber life|
|2 piece bearing casing causes friction and wheel wobble||Single piece cast iron casing keeps wheel stable. While extending bearing life|
|Changing bearings is a long tedious process||Saves time with 3 bolt system|
|Standard rubber thickness||Thicker rubber lasts 20% longer|
The MudSmith Gauge Wheel was created on the Smith family farm in Northeastern South Dakota in an effort to improve planting efficiency during wet soil conditions. The Smiths began no-tilling in the early 1990’s, and the combination of no-till and living in the prairie pot hole region caused wheel plugging which caused delays, repairs and stress.
After trying different designs they progressed to the 3” spoke wheel. This wheel has proven to be the most plug-free design available in addition to offering outstanding durability.
MudSmith offers a variety of wheels to fit any planter from conventional 4.5” wheels, to 3” wheels for better ride and less row unit bounce, to 2.5” wheels to fit the new twin row planters.
Do you have questions? Just give them a call – they will be happy to work with you and address your needs.