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Deere Corn Planter Converted To Plant Beans, Cover Crops
“I’m sending you photos of a bean planter I built 4 years ago out of a Deere 7000 wide-row corn planter. I only use this planter for beans in the spring and cover crops in the fall,” says Richard Lindemer, West Liberty, Ohio.
  He started by cutting off the planter’s row markers and removing all row units. He took the hydraulic lines off the main frame tube, then moved the planter’s lift wheels to the center of the frame, spaced to work in 16-in. rows. He cut about 6 ft. off each end of the main frame tube, then welded the pieces back together and moved them to the rear using 4 pieces of 4 by 8-in. tubing and a top brace for strength.
  The markers were put back on the original frame and the row units on the rear frame. “The hydraulic lines are now located outside the front frame. I built it that way so I didn’t have to move the original transmission,” says Lindemer.
  He installed the grass seeder off a Deere 750 grain drill on front of the planter and also built a transmission to run the seeder. “By removing one pin, I can de-activate the seeder whenever it’s not needed,” says Lindemer.
  “Everything has worked great from day one. Because the row units are now located farther back, I can usually make one extra round on headlands. And the seed boxes are easy to fill because I can use the walkway where the insecticide boxes used to be.”
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Richard Lindemer, 7069 Township Road 192, West Liberty, Ohio 43357 (ph 937 539-8460).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #6