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Re: Planter questions

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04-03-2013 06:26:01

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Just found my book and it has 9 different settings from 7" to 26". Will post the rest later

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04-03-2013 08:21:13

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 Re: Planter questions in reply to Leroy, 04-03-2013 06:26:01  
Awesome, Leroy. I thought something didn't sound right, as back in the day they almost did them in hills, so I know you should be able to get it set up to drop them far apart.

She only has the parts manual and it is for several models, thus the confusion. One thing that confused me is that none of the pictures in the book show opener disks and this has them. They don't look add-on. It still has the blade opener but the disks as well. She bough it at the sale of a friend who bought it new, so I believe that it is original. She got a bunch of plates with it but also has a bunch from her years of farming, so I know we can get something to work.

It doesn't have separate closers or packer wheels. The wheels for the planter are about 36 inches tall and do the closing. They are split in the middle and angled to cover the furrow.

She is bringing it over for me to replace the opener bearings, so I will snap a pic and post it for you.

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04-05-2013 06:25:31

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 Re: Planter questions in reply to notjustair, 04-03-2013 08:21:13  
Just was looking at one last night and wheels measured 30" so at 36" yours would have to be a high wheel model. And yes there is the gear box like I thought that doesn't show up as such in the poor parts book I was looking at.

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04-03-2013 17:45:07

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 Re: Planter questions in reply to notjustair, 04-03-2013 08:21:13  
I think that would be the high wheel version as I think the low wheel were about 30", just thinking, don't know for a fact. I also think it has a gear box on it with 3 speeds marked 2, 3 or 4 andas I read this chart that says approximate drilling distances No. 999 planter here goes, plates 16 cell, high wheel, first figure is setting of shift lever, second is large sprocket, next is medium sprocket and finally small sprocket.

2 13 1/2" 25" 32"
3 7 1/2" 9" 17"
4 2 1/2" 8 1/2" 12 1/2" the low wheel slightly less.

And for plates they are measured in 64" with the length first then width oand finally thickness of cell. From what I am finding and this is out of the Deere plate bookPC-268 the plate that is needed is Y 3352 B Small sweet corn 36 - 10 - 20 or possibly this Y 2637 B small corn 36 - 12 - 20 or Y 4664 B small crosby sweet corn, extra small corn 28 - 12 - 20 or Y 2636 B extra small corn 32 - 11 - 20 or finally Y 5519 B small round pointed corn 34 - 14 - 20, There are only a total of 15 different plates in 16 cell for that planter. And what was graded as a medium is now graded as a large kernal. The disk openers were an option that I have never seen that I remember as with clean working to garden finess they were not needed, the disk was more for trashy soil conditions as it would cut thru the trash instead of making the runner push thru and pile up the trash.

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04-03-2013 11:04:55

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 Re: Planter questions in reply to notjustair, 04-03-2013 08:21:13  
I found the plate number they should use, will post settings and numbers later

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Mike Aylward

04-03-2013 13:14:19

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 Re: Planter questions in reply to Leroy, 04-03-2013 11:04:55  
If I remember right, don't the 999 and earlier planters use the "Y" series plate with the center hub in them, as opposed to the later "H" series without the center hub? Mike

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04-03-2013 15:05:02

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 Re: Planter questions in reply to Mike Aylward, 04-03-2013 13:14:19  
Yes and in the John Deere plate book PC-268 it gives all the plates and what they are for and the cell sizes. That planter I think could be converted over for the newer plates using parts fron a 290.

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