"I put in a 17 acre test plot with 17 different numbers/ sizes/ brands of corn. Didn't change a thing, and nailed the population every time with the e-sets.
Also running a spiked tooth closing wheel from yetter on one side. I…"
"we sell and use martin spader wheels. in our area, we use the single spader. it helps close the trench. some guys have tried double spaders but they can be too aggressive and move the seed. we also have the chains to help close the slot especially…"
"Michael, I don't want to make you feel like I am talking down to you, but are you adding enough talc? On our planter we must put enough talc on the seed and to get the planter to plant higher populations without changing the gear box I…"
"Matt we have a jd 7300 planter in S.C. Kansas. We farm creek ground that floods every year. We have sand, silt, alkalie, clay, good soil, no top soil because of the creek. Anyways we have been running Thompson Closing wheels for…"
"I'm guessing it has something to do with your radar or something....my father-in-law does all of the programming with and coordination between the Outback guidance S3, the JD planter monitor and the Raven liquid controller....I had the same…"
"In wetter conditions (as i said that is normally not the problem for you and I!) it seems to keep from compacting the side walls of the seed slice as bad...last year we had some pretty wet conditions on our irrigated strip till and most of our…"
"We run a spiked closing wheel on one side and the normal closing wheel on the other side of the seed slice to close it...seems to be a good balance. We try to set our planter up and make changes every year to Farm Journal's studies…"
just wanted to get some thoughts on what everyone is useing. what ones you like/dont like. pros and cons. that sort of thing. hard to belive its may 1st and we still have time to make changes to the planter! anyway thanks for the feedback
Hey want to send me your email address, I thought I sent it out already but I either one of us have a typo (not saying it wasn't cuz somedays I swear I am dyslexic) or something somewhere went wrong and then I will send it to you as soon as I get your address.
my father and grandfather are old blue mostly... 8n, 3910, 5600, 7710 Series II, and 9600. I bought a Kubota M8200 because I thought I found a real deal on it, but turns out that I got a real lemon! I had always had good luck with the 6 other kubotas that I used on a real regular basis, but I just bought a bad one. had I listened to my father and "stayed true to the blue" I would've never had such bad luck, haha!