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John Deere 71 Flexi-Planter Manual

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05-18-2010 18:49:17

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Looking for a john deere 71 flexi manual, a scanned copy would be preferred. Can anyone help?


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05-18-2010 19:44:32

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 Re: John Deere 71 Flexi-Planter Manual in reply to 4010Pride, 05-18-2010 18:49:17  
Go to and click on the manual tab. Go down the list until you see the manual for a 71 planter...same planter

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05-19-2010 05:37:00

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 Re: John Deere 71 Flexi-Planter Manual in reply to farmalljosh, 05-18-2010 19:44:32  
Thanks very much for your help. My planter is breaking seed, about every 2nd or 3rd seems to grind or break. This is with the proper suggested plates for the seed. My population is horrible after. I also need gage wheels I think, since i have trouble keeping consistent depth of the seed opener discs. Any comments? Thanks very much.

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05-19-2010 15:42:10

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 Re: John Deere 71 Flexi-Planter Manual in reply to 4010Pride, 05-19-2010 05:37:00  
Keeping a constant depth should not be difficult, even without gauge wheels. Assuming you have the 2-1/4" toolbar version, the bottom of the bar should be run about 16" above the seed so somewhere around 14-15" above the ground. (I loaned my manual to a friend so cannot look up the proper height for the large rectangular toolbar version.) The depth cams on the units will keep the openers at the proper depth even if the bar moves up and down a little. I run my two row setup without gauge wheels and just set the stop on the hitch control lever to hold the bar at the right height.

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05-19-2010 10:59:30

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 Re: John Deere 71 Flexi-Planter Manual in reply to 4010Pride, 05-19-2010 05:37:00  
You might need new tongue and knocker wheel assemblies. When they get worn and the springs get weak, seeds can jam under them and the plate will grind seeds.

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05-19-2010 13:33:00

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 Re: John Deere 71 Flexi-Planter Manual in reply to Tim(nj), 05-19-2010 10:59:30  
I agree with Tim

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05-20-2010 06:14:35

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 Re: John Deere 71 Flexi-Planter Manual in reply to farmalljosh, 05-19-2010 13:33:00  
Gentlemen, thank you all for your help. I appreciate it. Happy planting!

Jon, Northeast NY

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