1985 - Volume #9, Issue #3, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Cyclo Planter Ridging Units
To the front of each of the pull-type planter's row units, he installed a depth control wheel and a shovel from an old Buffalo cultivator. The adjustable shovel takes off the top 2 to 3 in. of the ridge.
The two attachments are mounted on a linkage system salvaged from an older Deere cultivator. This is in turn U-bolted to the planter toolbar.
The dry fertilizer disc opener sits behind the shovels. Because of the modifications, hose angle was too steep so Heinzeroth raised the fertilizer boxes about 8 in. He had to change the support and drive systems for the boxes to get around the seed drum.
Heinzeroth planted 150 acres with the modified planter last year and plans on planting 350 acres this year. The only modification will be the addition of a "row finder" to keep the planter on-the-row when planting sidehills.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Robert Heinzeroth, R.R. 1, Box 89, Sumner, IA 50674.
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