2021 - Volume #45, Issue #1, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Shoup Seed Tubes Designed For Deere Air Seeders Used On Grain DrillCharles 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). They’re smooth on the inside for their entire length so seed won’t 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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