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Folding System For Max-Emerge Planters
"We can fold them to a transport width of 14 ft., 8 in.," says Dave Grollimund, Pendleton, Ind., designer of a new folding system for 8 and 12 row rigid Deere 7000 Max-Emerge planters.
Grollimund converts the planters to folding by first removing the tanks, disc openers and the disc opener bar. He then cuts the toolbar in half and installs his patented hinging system and cylinders that let you fold a 12 row planter, normally 32 ft. wide with markers, to a transport width of under 15 ft.
The wings lock in the planting position so they can't creep forward and, with the wings folded, you can still plant with the inside 4 or 6 rows.
Grollimund's folding system folds the wings forward and up so they're positioned just above the planter tongue which gives you a shorter turning radius. "With this system on your existing 12-row planter, you save about $4,000, compared to a comparable factory-equipped folding system on a new planter," he notes.
Hydraulically folded markers fold "on the go" to avoid tree branches or other obstacles without stopping.
Grollimund does the conversions in his shop or he'll do them at your farm. Cost to convert a 12 row narrow planter is right at $3,750, which includes the hydraulically folding markers.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dave Grollimund, R. 4, Box 153, Pendleton, Ind. 46064 (ph 317 778-2784).

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1983 - Volume #7, Issue #6