1990 - Volume #14, Issue #2, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Row Shut Off For Max Emerge Planters
Dillman says Deere makes a row shut-off for its 16-row planters but it won't fit 12 or 8-row planters, which he thinks is the biggest market for the shut-off. "You don't have to double-up seed at ends of a field and it makes it much easier to plant odd-shaped fields."
The electrically-controlled "Seed Stop-per" shut down system installs in about an hour without any cutting, welding or other modification of planter. It consists of a pair of electrically-controlled "wrap spring" clutches that mount on either side of the planter "transmission". You simply re-move the bearing flanges on either side and install a clutch in the drivelines. The clutches are activated by solenoids controlled by switches that mount anywhere in the cab. To operate, just flip on the switch for the side you wish to stop and it will stop planting within 3 ft.
The new Seed Stopper system sells for $525. Fits any 7000, 7100, 7200 or 7300 series Max-Emerge except for the flex fold planters. Tru-Count also sells an easy-touse acre counter ($74.50) for Deere and Case/IH planters.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tom Dillman, Tru-Count, Rt. 1, Box 33, Gilman, Iowa 50106 (ph 515 498-7326).
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