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Rear-Mount Wheel Keeps Planter Level

A 24-in. wheel off a New Idea corn picker, attached to the back of his Deere 7100 12-row planter, helps Roger Wessels, Fair-bury, Ill., keep the planter level.
The wheel mounts on an 8-in. steel H-beam that bolts to the back of the planter toolbar. Two pieces of 2 by 4 steel tubing run back from the H-beam to either side of the add-on wheel. The wheel lifts with the planter and can be flipped up out of the way for storage.
"I had trouble keeping my planter level. My tractor only has one set of remotes so I couldn't control the planter's lift assist wheels," says Wessels.
To make room for the H-beam,Wessels moved the planter population sprockets over to the left one row.
Wessels pulls a wagon loaded with seed and tools behind the planter, hitching it up to the framework supporting the add-on wheel. Wheels are spaced to run between rows. "It lets me plant corn without having to use another support vehicle. The 12-ft. long hitch lets me turn short at the end of the field," notes Wessels.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Roger Wessels, Fairbury, Ill. 61739 (ph 815 692-2008).


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1993 - Volume #17, Issue #5