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Weight Pipes For IH Planter
Homemade weights made from PVC pipe solved penetration problems with an IH 400 air planter for Ted Olson, Fridley, Minn.
"I had a problem getting the 8-row planter to plant evenly. I added Yetter row units but I still had a problem even with double springs on the units. I noticed that on Deere planters the fertilizer boxes provide weight to the disc openers. That gave me an idea. For a cost of only $35, I mounted lengths of 4-in. dia. PVC pipe on the planter units and filled them with sand. I cut the pipe with a chop grinder. I bolted three lengths of pipe together, resulting in an addition of about 42 lbs. per row. The planter now plants as evenly as any new planter."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ted Olson, 6121 Rainbow Dr., Fridley, Minn. 55432.

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #2