LiquiShift pump on planter
LiquiShift Gen 3 Variable Rate Technology

Widest range of on-the-go rate changes of any application system available.

LiquiShift® Variable Rate Technology provides the ability to achieve the widest range of on-the-go rate changes of any application system available. SureFire’s LiquiShift® will allow for a flow increase of 6-8 times the minimum flow rate the system is configured for.


As-applied map on field
Illustration of rate changes in field
Planter in field with LiquiShift

Prescription Applications

Achieve your agronomic objectives without limitations. You will no longer narrow the range of your liquid prescriptions to get within the achievable range of a single orifice size. With 6-8 times flow capacity your agronomist is in the driver’s seat. When the analysis calls for 8 GPA in low-productive or areas with high residual nutrients, you will apply 8 GPA. When the analysis calls for 45 GPA in the high productive “black-soil” region of the field, you will apply 45 GPA. No longer will you be forced to over-apply in the poor performing areas.

Field-to-Field Rate Changes

Never change another orifice. LiquiShift® utilizes metering tube to achieve uniform row-to-row accuracy every time and automatically switches between tubes to allow any and all rate changes from field to field, no matter how dramatic the difference! Simply set the rate in your controller and LiquiShift® automatically chooses the proper metering tube to make your job a breeze.

High-Speed Planters

Faster application and/or planting speeds require larger flow ranges from your liquid application system. High-speed planters designed to work at 8-10 MPH impact fertilizer flow rates by a factor of 1.5-2. High-speed liquid applicators and side-dress machines create a similar scenario. LiquiShift® is ideal for all of these high-speed scenarios.

Two sizes of metering tube are installed on each row to provide maximum flexibility in application rate, application speed, and product used. LiquiShift® automatically switches between tubes or the operator can manually select the tube with on/off valves on each row. This provides the operator with the widest range of on-the-go rate changes of any application system available.

Why Metering Tube?

Metering tube is used in place of a traditional orifice to provide even distribution to each row. In a typical in-furrow application scenario, a 0.030” orifice is replaced with an 8’ length of metering tube having a passageway of 0.096." The combination of length and diameter equalizes flow to each row.

Metering tube eliminates the problem of plugged orifices and the need to run small strainers to keep small mechanical components and orifices from plugging. Metering Tube size varies from 0.080“ to 0.187.”

LiquiShift®, Metering Tube and Sentinel only require a 20 Mesh Strainer. A 20 Mesh screen has 385% larger passageway size and 48% more open area than an 80 Mesh screen. This allows for a more open flow and a more efficient process! With SureFire's metering tube technology, only a 20 Mesh Strainer is required to “get out the big chunks!”

20 Mesh. That's All You Need.

Opening -


80 Mesh

20 Mesh

Opening -


Key Features of NEW LiquiShift® Gen 3

• Simplified Plumbing
• ZIP Valve at Each Row
• Eliminate Spring Diaphragm Check Valves
• Positive Shut-off of Each Row
• Even Greater Row-to-Row Accuracy

SureFire’s LiquiShift® achieves all the variable rate application needs on your farm. The Gen3 version uses the same proven and reliable technololgy, adding in greater flexibility, simplified plumbing, and positive shut-off of each row.

Sentinel Logo - ROI of Knowing

The ROI of Knowing

Combine LiquiShift With

LiquiShift® works in conjunction with a SureFire PumpRight liquid application system. PumpRight systems utilize a diaphragm pump with PWM variable speed hydraulic motor control. Joined with the industry leading SureFire E-Mag flow meter technology, this results in the most accurate and reliable system for applying fertilizer on your implement. PumpRight is available in four models. The correct model is selected to meet your application scenario.

LiquiShift® Materials