What are Ground-Following (Floating) Drip Tape Injection systems?

A ground-following injection system allows farmers the ability to maintain the most accurate drip tape injection depth throughout the entire field. Each drip tape injection line has its own floating tool, allowing it to inject the same depth regardless of what is happening to the frame of the implement. The ground-following or floating systems are the ideal solution for rolling or undulating ground and where depth accuracy is very important. Andros has the ground-following injection systems for both shallow and deep installation applications.


 

Ground-Following Drip Tape Injection Systems (Shallow)

CAST Ground-Following System

CAST Deluxe Ground-Following System

CAST HD Ground-Following System

Images to show the components of the standard CAST ground-following system
Illustration of shallow drip tape ground-following system
Image to show heavy duty, ground-following, shallow drip tape injection system

Specifications/Features
(SI1902-001.44)

  • Parallel linkage
  • Mounting bracket for 4" x 4" Bar
  • Gauge wheel
  • Clamp to hold CAST tool
  • CAST SB Injection tool (0-6" depth, for 5/8" and 7/8" drip Tape)
  • Tape guide

Specifications/Features
(SI1902-001.44.DLX)

  • Parallel linkage
  • Mounting bracket for 4" x 4" Bar
  • Gauge wheel
  • Clamp to hold CAST tool
  • CAST SB injection  tool (0-6" depth, for 5/8" and 7/8" drip Tape)
  • Tape guide
  • Closing paddles
  • Roller cage (5" width)

Specifications/Features
(GF2001-001)

  • Parallel Linkage
  • Mounting bracket for 4" x 4" Bar
  • Metal Gauge Wheel w Coulter
  • Clamp to hold CAST Tool
  • Closing paddles
  • Roller cage (9" width)

 

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  • CAST SB Injection Tool (0-6" depth, for 5/8" and 7/8" drip Tape)
  • Tape guide

 

Ground-Following Drip Tape Injection Systems (Deep)

Deep, Ground-Following System

The Andros deep, ground-following systems contain more components than the shallow versions. In the Andros deep versions, the spool carriers and loading trays are part of the ground-following unit, moving up and down according to the ground or bed.

Specifications/Features
(GF2001-001)

  • Parallel linkage
  • Mounting bracket for 7" x 7" Bar
  • Gauge wheel with coulter
  • Clamp to hold deep tools
  • Closing paddles
  • Roller cage (9" width)

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  • Hybrid Elite injection tool
  • Tape guide
  • Series III carrier
Image of Ground-Following deep, drip tape injection unit