2017 - Volume #41, Issue #5, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Bracket Modifies Case IH Drills To Handle Forage And Grass Mixes
“The 6100 through 6300 Case IH drills plug up when you try to plant coarse seeds through the fine seeder box,” says Earl Wagler, one of the kit designers. “A cotter pin is the problem.”
Wagler notes that you could plant those seeds through the grain box, but then they get planted too deep. Forage and grass seeds should be spread on top of the ground and then get packed or pressed into the soil.
Wagler and a neighbor, Delmar Gerber, came up with a solution. Their update kit is a simple bracket that replaces the cotter pin. The bracket uses an existing bolt hole beneath the fine seeder box, replacing the OEM bolt with a slightly longer bolt. This locks the bracket in place and holds the downspout previously held by the cotter pin.
“With the bracket, you can plant some forage and grass mixes with up to 30 percent coarse seeds in the mix,” says Wagler.
Wagler and Gerber sell the brackets for $4.70 per downspout. The brackets are easy to install with only one caution.
“Before planting with the drill, ensure downspouts and rubber tubes are attached and free from obstruction,” says Wagler.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Earl Wagler, P.O. Box 126, 33-4091 Queen St., Millbank, Ont. Canada N0K 1L0 (ph 519 595 4440 or ph 519 698-2849).
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