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ADR

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It’s amazing how much more singulation you’ll get with a vacuum planter. I know how much effort you put into your field prep and this is just one more step to ensure proper seed population.
 

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Dang, that's some nice equipment!

And to think I used to plant my plots with a weedeater and a hand-crank should-bag seeder!
our sunflower operation is 1st class. No one does it any better than we do.

our equipment has to stay in tip top shape for a few good reasons.

we plan on this every spring for our fall dove hunting.
my travel loop this year is 51.6 miles
every step in our process takes time due to the mileage traveled.

every farmer is also busy and the farmer could care less about sunflowers
when they are trying to get thousands of acres planted.

I could go on and on.
 

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At least I'm FINALLY up to a real tractor and tiller. But I'm still at the receiver-hitch mounted spin spreader for seed, fertilizer and pelletized lime. And a drag chain harrow for covering seed.
 

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At least I'm FINALLY up to a real tractor and tiller. But I'm still at the receiver-hitch mounted spin spreader for seed, fertilizer and pelletized lime. And a drag chain harrow for covering seed.
My stock broker will laugh every time that I buy another tractor.
Bought 2nd tractor just for bush hogging
Bought 3rd tractor to keep hooked to trailer.

At 70 a person gets tired of hooking and unhooking attachments.
 

BSK

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At 70 a person gets tired of hooking and unhooking attachments.
You said a mouthful there. I hate having to switch back and forth between bushhog and tiller. Not a job one person can do and I'm usually trying to do it alone. Why can't 3-point hitches be easier?
 

JCDEERMAN

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You said a mouthful there. I hate having to switch back and forth between bushhog and tiller. Not a job one person can do and I'm usually trying to do it alone. Why can't 3-point hitches be easier?
No joke. Heck, I’m 37, in great shape, and it’s still a headache changing from one piece of equipment to another. Luckily, we are moving to a no till system and selling most all our equipment. We’ll just have a no till drill and a crop crimper. Getting rid of most all our equipment: tiller, discs, plows, cultipacker and spreaders.
 

ADR

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You said a mouthful there. I hate having to switch back and forth between bushhog and tiller. Not a job one person can do and I'm usually trying to do it alone. Why can't 3-point hitches be easier?
Have you ever tried this
 

BSK

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The last thing I need is to repack the soil I've worked so hard to unpack!
Actually, let me clarify my statement. For planting primarily clover-based plots, a cultipacker is virtually essential. Nothing improves germination of clovers like being pressed down into a firm seed bed, which is what a cultipacker is designed to do. However, I plant no primarily clover plots, and soil compaction is my biggest soil problem. When I use clover in my mixes, I chain-harrow in the big seed (which lightly packs the surface soil) and then spread my clover seed on top of that (overseeding a bit to compensate for lower germination rates).
 
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