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No-Till Attachment For Planters
An Iowa corn-soybean farmer's no-till attachment that mounts on older conventional planters for planting in trash and sod has caught on fast with farmers throughout the Midwest since our July-August issue.
Greg Hohl, Donnellson, Iowa, says his "no-till" planter attachment eliminates the need for buying an expensive no-till planter "which can cost $2,500 to $3,000 per row". His device, which he is patenting, sells for $225 per row. He uses a converted IH Cyclo on his own 800-acre farm.
"My framework serves to transfer weight of the older conventional planter from the lift wheels to the coglters, over-coming the problem of not having enough weight to penetrate through trash," explains Hohl. He adds that converted planters will plant at 4 to 6 mph.
The attachment is designed to fit IH 400 air planters, 4 to 8-row, and JD 7000 series planters. Due to demand, Hohl has also developed attachments to fit John Deere 494 and 495 series, the Deere 1240 series, and International's 56 series. The $225/row price includes a coulter. When planting in extra-hard sod, an additional closing device, which Hohl supplies, is needed.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Greg Hohl, Rt. 1, Donnellson, Iowa 52625 (ph 319 835-5404).

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