1993 - Volume #17, Issue #5, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Kit Turns Deere 750 Drill Into Corn Planter
The kit consists of a transmission to drive the Deere Max-Emerge planter units and a hydraulic-driven air delivery system.
"It gets you get more use out of an expensive piece of equipment and eliminates the need for a row crop planter," says Jay Wik, marketing manager. "It uses planter boxes off your existing planter. The great thing about this conversion is that you can side-dress fertilizer onto rows of corn using the extra disc openers on the drill.
"The Deere 750 no-till drill is ideal for this conversion because its openers have the most planter-like depth control and seed placement of any grain drill. However, we also plan to test the idea on other brands of drills.
"The seed metering units on the planter boxes are ground wheel-driven. A jackshaft assembly and chain is used to connect the drill drive system with the planter drive. It takes less than 15 minutes to switch back and forth from drilling beans to planting' corn. You leave the planter boxes in place while planting beans."
When planting corn, the drill's front gang of openers is used to lay down fertilizer while seed is delivered to the rear gang by a special-designed Crary air system modified to adapt to conventional Max-Emerge planter boxes.
Estimated cost is $800 to $1,000 per row (not including planter boxes).
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Crary Co., 237 North-west 12th St., Box 849, West Fargo, N. Dak. 58075 (ph 701 282-5520).
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