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Double Fold Hinge For Deere Planters
One farmer's request for a way to plant closer to fencelines led to the development of a marker hinge kit that makes a second fold in the hinged markers of 12-row, front-folding Deere Max-Emerge planters.
"The hinge kit gives you an additional 3 ft. of planting width next to fencelines," says Lynn Hufford, of Jackson-Lee-Pearson, Flora, Ind., the manufacturer.
The hinge kit fits onto the existing markers and ties into the planter's hydraulic system so you can operate the hinging action from the same control system that powers the rest of the planter and markers. You can still fold the marker at its original factory-made fold without folding the second add-on fold.
To install, you cut out a 5 to 6 1/2-in. section, depending onwhether the marker's made from flat or ribbed tubing, about 2 ft. from where the marker connects to the planter. The hinge kit complete with its own cylinder and hoses slides into and bolts to this 2-ft. stub.
Next, the hydraulics are hooked up and two solenoid wires in the control box switched. The rest of the marker then slides onto and bolts to the hinge kit. Hufford says the entire conversion can be completed in your shop in 5 to 6 hrs. Kits to retrofit both markers come complete with cylinders, hoses and instructions. They sell for $995.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jackson-Lee-Pearson, P.O. Box 27, Flora, Ind. 46929 (ph 219 967-4164).

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1984 - Volume #8, Issue #2