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Why a Montag

Montag Manufacturing has become recognized as one of the most technologically advanced agriculture equipment companies in the dry fertilizer business. From the unique air flow chambers to their low horsepower requirements, Montag units are recognized as being not only the most accurate in row to row applications, but also the most efficient in terms of horsepower required to  operate the system.

Montag Manufacturing grew out of the original patented idea for the unique air chambers of its founder and president, Roger Montag, in 1986.  The need for a better cart to carry the dry fertilizer units soon led to the introduction of the unique auto steerable carts.  As interest in the cart and the meter made with the unique air chambers increased, it became clear that the time had come to set up the family business and start selling the cart and meter.  So, in 2005 we incorporated the family business as Montag Manufacturing, Inc. and started selling our products to the farming industry.

Montag Manufacturing continues to introduce technology into the farming industry through its recent announcement of a tracked version of its unique auto steer carts.  These tracked carts are built on a sturdy 12 ton frame and still keep the ability to be easily pulled and backed up that Montag Auto Steerable carts are known for.

What makes Montag dry fertilizer systems the standard for the industry? 

They are built to last: Everything that comes into direct contact with the fertilizer is 304 food grade stainless steel, rubber, or plastic.  Our frames are also painted with chemical resistant paint.

Our built-in accuracy: We split air first and then meter in the measured amount of fertilizer. Thus, as long as our metering augers are accurate, you will get the same amount of fertilizer from each row.

Our low hydraulic horsepower requirements: We rely on the speed of the air and not pressure. So all of the power is used to move the fertilizer and none is wasted in pressurizing a system.

Auto Steerable Carts: These carts are designed to automatically steer behind whatever implement is pulling them. They come in 6, 9 and 12 ton sizes.

Ability to save you money in fertilizer applications:   In university studies, banding has shown equal or better yields to broadcasting while permitting the reduction in the amount of fertilizer applied.  This reduction can be anywhere from 20 to 50%, saving a substantial amount of money for you. 

Readily adaptable to precision agriculture: Our hydraulically controlled meters provide for variable rate application through GPS technology.

High rate application: Montag units are the only air system in the industry that can handle rates as high as 1000 lbs per acre while running at 5 MPH.

Montag dry fertilizer units come in two sizes, 6 and 9 ton. Both come in row outlet sizes of 8, 12, 16 and 24 rows.  We also have dual product units in 8 and 12 row models.  All of these sizes are available in a high output version for applications that require large amounts of fertilizer (up to 1000 lbs per acre at 5 MPH). Our standard units can adequately control rates as low as 30 lbs per acre up to 600 lbs per acre.

Montag also provides liquid units that mount on our auto steerable carts. These units are cone bottom tanks with standard 2” outlets.  They come in 1200 gallon and 1700 gallon capacities.

Whether it is a highly efficient dry fertilizer unit, a liquid unit or a unique auto steerable cart, for precision fertilizer application technology – make it Montag.

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Montag Manufacturing, Inc.
  3816 461St. Ave.    Emmetsburg, IA 50536M
Phone: 712-852-4572   Fax: 712-852-4574