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Re: Corn Planter Problems

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04-08-2013 11:29:43

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Do you mean Earthway planter??
If so, I don't think you will be happy with it. I bought one to plant my market garden a few years back, and while it was better than dropping seed by hand, I was often frustrated by it's performance. I mounted it under the belly of my Farmall Cub, so I could watch it drop seed. It worked, but not well. Look at Jeng Clean seeders if you are planting more than corn. I believe Johnny's select seeds is selling them now, along with some other online retailers.


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04-08-2013 15:02:00

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 Re: Corn Planter Problems in reply to State of Jefferson, 04-08-2013 11:29:43  
Yep earth way

I guess not a good solution

Does a cole planter have the same issue? Or can it handle a smaller amount better than the IH?

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04-09-2013 18:37:16

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 Re: Corn Planter Problems in reply to Rees, 04-08-2013 15:02:00  
Yes the Cole does the same thing but not as bad if I recall. No planter with plates either flat or slanted will do well when almost out of seed.

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04-08-2013 16:00:03

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 Re: Corn Planter Problems in reply to Rees, 04-08-2013 15:02:00  
No personal experience with the Cole. Heard mixed reviews. They've been around for a VERY long time, so they must have something going for them.
By the sounds of it, the answer may be for you to just buy an extra pound or two of seed to keep the plates covered. Cheaper than buying a new planter...


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