2013 - Volume #37, Issue #1, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Seeder Plants 3 Crops At Once
Chad Bailey, Market Manager at Woods Equipment says the company worked with dealers and users to design the machine. “One user said he wanted a seeder accurate enough to spread a coffee can of seed over one acre,” Bailey said, “and that’s something that was almost impossible to do until we built this seeder.”
The Precision Super Seeder has three boxes that meter different size seed with extreme accuracy. Bailey says that Woods engineers used fluted seed cups, an adjustable metering system, and added a seed calibration tray.
“The Precision Super Seeder’s boxes allow cool season, warm season and legume seeds to be planted at the same time,” Bailey says. Rye grass, oats, prairie grasses, wild flowers, radishes and beans will all work in the PSS.”
Its ability to place different seeds at different depths at the same time is unique. Bailey says, “one set of seed tubes go in front of the roller planting at 1 1/2 in. deep and the other can go behind it placing seeds on the surface of the soil. Then the cast-iron culti-packer firms the ground for excellent seed to soil contact at both depths.”
The PSS is available in 4, 5, and 7-ft. widths. All models mount with Cat I and II hitches and will also work on an ASAE Quick Hitch. Boxes are sized at 1, 4, and 5 bushels on the 4-ft. model up to 1 3/4, 7 and 8 3/4 bushels on the 7-ft. model. Warm season seed is accurately metered with a picker wheel and one lynch pin engages or disengages each seed box independently without using tools.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Chad Bailey, Woods Equipment Company, 2606 S. Ill. Route 2, Oregon, Ill. 61061 (ph 800-319-6637; www.woodsequipment.com).
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