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Re: 3pt Grain Drill

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11-11-2012 17:46:04

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I've never seen those sort of wheels under an older IHC drill up here, is that something that came with it, or cobbled together from a different drill?

What drives the drill meters, those thin wheels?

Actually, I don't see any seed openning disks, or seed tubes?????? Really? Does a drill work without those in your climate, or is it just not showing up in the pics?



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11-11-2012 18:43:26

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 Re: 3pt Grain Drill in reply to paul, 11-11-2012 17:46:04  
That is a 'press drill'.The press wheels were moved from behind to underneath.You are observant!The tubes and disk openers are gone.they were removed because they were all broken,missing,etc.The thin wheels turn the metering shaft.Since we irrigate everything,I simply let the seed fall,the 'harrow,coveres.They I make corrugetes/water'marks',which covers the seed.This was a horse drill,them converted to a 'tractor' drill,then to a 3 point.Steve

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11-11-2012 19:58:36

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 Re: 3pt Grain Drill in reply to DeltaRed, 11-11-2012 18:43:26  
I noticed your very dry ground, in other pics too.

Irrigation, that would make your drill work just fine, makes perfect sense then.

You ever plant beans with it, or only small grains? I've not been a fan of drilled beans for me, but some do it around here.


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11-11-2012 21:06:08

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 Re: 3pt Grain Drill in reply to paul, 11-11-2012 19:58:36  
We only plant pinto beans,not soys.No soys are grown in Co.Pintos are planted in (30") rows.Only grain is planted with a drill.In fact,most grain is 'spread/brodcast with a fert spreader.We then cover with a roller harrow/culti- mulcher,then 'marked'.

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