2020 - Volume #44, Issue #1, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Cyclone Seeder Pulled Behind ATV
Dickinson bought the used Cyclone seeder for $100. He used 2-in. box tubing to build a frame and tongue and bolted the seeder onto the tongue so that it faces backward. He also bolted a ball hitch on back of the 4-wheeler.
The seeder came with a cable driveline that ran up to the fan on the seeder. Dickinson turned the differential upside down, then welded a short length of pipe onto the yoke, then slid the cable driveline inside the pipe and connected it to the differential. He also re-attached 2 metal “stabilizer rods” on the seeder to the seeder frame.
To spread seed or fertilizer, he reaches back to open or close a gate at the bottom of the seeder.
“It’s really handy to use,” says Dickinson. “I can pull it behind my garden tractor or pickup as well as my 4-wheeler. It’s lightweight and doesn’t leave wheel ruts. And the seed box is about one foot lower than it would be on the tractor drawbar, which makes it easier to fill.”
He made some money by doing custom work with the seeder, too. “I reseeded some land on my property for a local oil company that paid me $160 per hour. I also reseeded an area where a pipeline had gone through.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Brian Dickinson, P.O. Box 36, Site 3, RR 2, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta Canada T4T 2A2 (ph 403 845-5259).
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