The New Bazooka Farmstar Phantom 2 Injection Unit
In May, Bazooka Farmstar introduced its newest injection unit, the Phantom 2. The new unit’s predecessor, the Phantom 1 injection unit, set the standard for decreasing erosion, soil disturbance, and manure runoff, which can negatively impact the environment. Like the Phantom 1, the Phantom 2 injection unit is compatible with both toolbars and tankbars. The new row unit comes with the hallmark features of the Phantom 1 such as precise injection ability at 4” to 6” below the surface, nickel-plated pins for corrosion resistance, 13-wave closure blades for more nutrients to be absorbed in the soil with less odor, and ease of repair.
The Phantom 2 injection units have a 2,500 to 20,000 GPA capability compared to the 2,500 to 15,000 GPA capability for the Phantom 1 injection unit. They also include a closure blade downforce adjustment, leading to more consistent coverage when field conditions and soil types vary (because no two fields can be the same, right?). If a field has harder ground, the closure blade can be adjusted to place more pressure downwards. As a result, more soil and plant matter will be moved then placed back over the trench the injector creates.
We’ve talked about the Phantom Edge units in the past when they were introduced as an upgrade to the Phantom 1 injection unit. In need of a refresher on the Phantom Edge units? Visit the “Getting an Edge With the Latest in the Phantom Line” and “Phantom Edge Follow-Up” articles on our blog. With a wider trench, the Phantom Edge Upgrade for the Phantom 2 allows for a higher GPA of 25,000. The Phantom Edge Upgrade is also further designed to tackle harder ground conditions.
Our manure experts have vetted the Phantom 2. Here are manure salesman, Mark Rohret’s, thoughts:
The Phantom 2 injection units are an especially good fit for custom applicators because of their increased durability and longevity. One example of a longevity upgrade is the main hub now having two seals. They also require less maintenance than other injection units, keeping the manure pumping instead of being stuck in the shop. Replacing parts became a whole lot easier with the Phantom 2 because everything is bolted on, saving time when it matters most – not to mention, it’s one less thing to do when you’re already worried about everything else that needs to be done. The closure blade downforce adjustment is an added perk to the injection unit because of coverage consistency and adaptability to varying fields it provides.
As the Phantom 2 injection units see their first season this fall, we look forward to seeing what customers think about these new units. If we’ve piqued your interest, our manure equipment team is just a phone call or visit away.
See the Phantom 2 injection units in action.