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45 cu. ft. Orbit-Air with Independent Side Discharge for Cover Crop, Seed and Small Grains

Publish Date: 
September 20, 2016



 Owatonna, MN, September 20, 2016:  Building on the dependability, affordability and popularity of its Orbit-Air® line of pneumatic applicators for seeding, chemical and fertilizer applications, Gandy Company is pleased to offer the a 45 cu. ft. (approximately 36 bushels / 1,800 lb. granular chemical capacity), 12-volt drive, 24-outlet Orbit-Air® applicator with independent left and right discharge, rugged 8-GPM remote hydraulic blower, and assortment of metering wheels for small seeds and grains, plus granular chemicals.


According to Randy Vargason, sales and marketing manager for Gandy Company, the 45 cu. ft. Orbit-Air® can be placed lengthwise on a vertical tillage tool so it can slide under folding wings and with its independent left and right discharge, tubing can be directed to each wing without unnecessary loops and bends.

“Customers can mount the unit on their vertical tillage tool and run tubing directly to each wing eliminating bothersome bends and loops. In addition, with its economical 12-volt, 25-amp electric drive the operator doesn’t need to worry about ground-drive wheels or expensive electronic components and controllers. An easy-to-use control box goes into the cab and monitors air pressure, shaft rotation and allows the operator to turn the unit on and off.”  

The 45 cu. ft. Orbit-Air® also includes a rugged 8-GPM remote hydraulic blower and 24-ft., of 4-inch duct tubing allowing the customer to conveniently mount the blower where space permits. 


“We know that operators are applying a variety of seeds and grains in cover crop applications” Vargason adds. “That’s why the unit comes with our granular chemical and small seed black metering wheels suitable for alfalfa, rye, clover, radish, turnip, canola and other similar type seeds. Plus, we include our red metering wheels for applications of small grains such as oats, wheat, rice, barley, and much more. Our metering wheels can easily be interchanged in the field and this allows customers the flexibility they demand for virtually any seeding application without the extra expense of additional metering components. For precise rate application, a reliable Zero-Max® rate controller is included and can be accurately calibrated for nearly any field speed”.


The 45 cu. ft. Orbit-Air® also includes slide closures for each metering wheel so the operator can independently close-off any outlet to use fewer outlets. For permanent installations requiring less than 24-outlets, blank plates are available to seal off metering and air outlets.


Gandy Company is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of agriculture application systems to farmers, ranchers, nurseries, universities, research firms and original equipment manufacturers to precisely apply seeds, grains, granular chemicals, fertilizers, inoculants and preservatives in an environmentally responsible manner.  Gandy Company is also a trusted supplier of turf maintenance equipment to golf course superintendents, grounds maintenance professionals, facility managers, rental stores and OEM’s.  The Company is headquartered in Owatonna, MN. The Gandy Company markets its products under the Gandy® brand name. Since 1936, Gandy has built its reputation on innovation, quality, customer service and integrity.  More information is available on the Company web site at www.gandy.net. 



  • Zero-Max® Infinite Rate Control
  • In-Cab Control Box Monitors Air Pressure & Shaft Rotation, On/Off Switch
  • Internal Sieve Screens
  • Weather-Tight Cover
  • Individual Metering Wheels for Each Outlet
  • Slide Closures for Each Opening
  • Cleanout Chute
  • Remote, 3-Port, 8-GPM Hydraulic Blower (3rd Port is for Case Drain)
  • Produces 8-20 oz. of Air Pressure
  • 10-ft. of Hydraulic Hose is supplied (User to Supply Hydraulic Hoses & Couplers)
  • Mixing Chambers require 1-1/4" I.D. Tubing
  • Built-to-Order (4-6 Weeks)

Extra Mounting Equipment: User may need to provide additional tubing to mount hopper to parent implement to clear cylinders, leveling bars, etc. Deflectors, if ordered, may need to have mounting angle cut or altered to mount on parent implement.



Hopper Capacity (cu. ft.)1


Metric Capacity (cu. m)1


Height (ft./in)


Length (ft./in)


Width (ft.in)


Bushel Capacity1


Granular Chemical Capacity (lbs.)1


Number of Outlets2


Mixing Chamber (S=Standard 1-1/4")3

1-1/4" (S)

Metering Wheels (Granular Chemical/Small Seed)


Metering Wheels (Small Grains)


Remote Hydraulic Blower


Maximum Broadcast Width at 30" Spacing4


Maximum Broadcast Width at 0.76 Meter Spacing4



Split (2)



12-Volt, 25 Amp Electric Drive


Fill Platform


Weight (lbs.)1


1 Weights are approximate (granular chemical capacity calculated at 45 lbs./cu. ft.)

2 Outlets can be individually closed to allow operator to use less outlets

3 1-1/4" mixing chambers require 1-1/4" I.D. tubing (sold separately)

4 Broadcast width is theoretical determined by density of material, volume of material,
physical routing of tubing, blower’s air capacity and atmospheric conditions

Specifications are correct at the time of printing; however, Gandy Company reserve the right to change specifications, models, equipment or prices at any time without incurring obligation.


For Additional Information Contact:
Randy Vargason
Sales & Marketing Mgr.
Ph. 800-443-2476