Exapta Solutions announces design upgrades to its chrome Valions for JD XP/MaxEmerge 5, pre-XP, and Kinze 2000-series row units, for greater strength and more trouble-free fluid delivery. These Valion models have been strengthened by adding material to areas found to break occasionally, and by eliminating (or moving) features that concentrate stress. These Valions now also feature a protective bump ahead of the fluid delivery channel, to protect the plastic tubing from abrading away or smearing shut.

Leah Lanie, Sales Manager for Exapta, says, “While our chrome Valions have been quite successful at giving farmers double or triple the wear-life versus OEM, there were a couple things that we found to improve. The chrome Valion for the XP and ME5 is now truly ready for the extra stresses of hydraulic downforce. Farmers who apply liquid via the Valions will appreciate the protection afforded to the plastic tubing with our new protective bump on the bottom edge of the Valion.”

Chrome Valions for Deere XP/ME5, pre-XP and Kinze 2000-series row units are $33.50 – 38.50. Stainless steel protectors for liquid tubing are $35.00 – 38.00 depending on model.