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Shoup Seed Tubes Designed For Deere Air Seeders Used On Grain Drill
Charles Hodel, Roanoke, Ill.: I used to have problems with the accordion-style seed drop tubes on my 1993 Deere 750 grain drill, which I use to plant soybeans. Seed would get hung up inside the 1 1/4-in. inside dia. tubes and bounce around before dropping to the ground, which resulted in erratic seed placement.
I solved the problem by replacing the original tubes with Shoup Mfg. seed tubes designed for Deere air seeders (www.shoupparts.com; ph 800 627-6137). Theyre smooth on the inside for their entire length so seed wont get hung up at all. The tubes are made of clear plastic with a black reinforcement material around them. I bought a 100-ft. coil of 1 1/4-in. inside dia. tubing for $160 and used an abrasive cut-off wheel to cut the tubes to length. I used the original drill hose clamps to install the new tubes.

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2021 - Volume #45, Issue #1