2015 - Volume #39, Issue #6, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Customized Planters Built To Fit Your Farm Or Garden
“Every grower tries to do something different, and we meet their needs,” says Joseph Sutton. “Other companies supply the metering units, but we build the planter.”
Sutton Ag can build the planter to fit any bed, whether it is 3 in. wide or 80 in. Planters can be single or multiple.
Sutton also offers a custom-made Stacker Bar. Planter units are held in an upright position in a transport width of less than 14 ft. Even the widest part of the planter is raised well over most roadside obstacles.
The Stacker Bar can be used with a variety of seed planters including Stanhay belt and vacuum planters, Sutton Seeder, Seed Spider and Gaspardo. It also can be modified with catwalks, railings and more.
Sutton does make their own planter units for large and small seed crops. They come in 1, 2, 3 or 4-row models mounted on a push planter or mounted on a toolbar. The metering unit is driven by a chain drive on the front wheel of the planter. Different combinations of the 5 sprockets provided for use with the chain drive allow seed spacing from 3/4 in. to 10 in. Exact spacing also depends on which seed wheel is used.
Sutton says their Clean Seeders feature an exclusive chromium shoe. Both more durable and longer lasting than other shoes, it also opens a very narrow trough, allowing seeds to be planted at an accurate depth in a very straight line. Wider standard shoes are also available along with a wide variety of accessories.
Clean Seeder units for toolbar mounting are priced at $936. Prices for push bar Clean Seeders start at $394 for a single line seeder. Prices for the Stacker Bar vary depending on the planting units and size.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Sutton Agricultural Enterprises, Inc., 1044 Harkins Rd., Salinas, Calif. 93901 (ph 831 422-9693 or toll free 866 280-6229; www.suttonag.com).
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