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Re: 48 row corn planter

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BSpauld

06-06-2013 11:30:32
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This is the email I received

These guys farm around Colwell, IA (Just Northeast of Charles
City) They bought two 48 row planters this year. It's a sight!!

Just happened to catch them planting soybeans with his new John Deere 48
row planter, price tag, $400,000 and John Deere tractor,p rice tag
$300,000.
Can plant 800 acres per day.
Once started down the row of planting it is hands free. GPS guides the
tractor within 1 inch of the intended track.

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T in NE

06-09-2013 11:27:13
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 Re: 48 row corn planter in reply to BSpauld, 06-06-2013 11:30:32  
Yep, RTK-corrected GPS. If they have the row-command, the GPS can even shut of pairs of rows as you come to the edge of a field on an angle. A friend's future in-laws have a pair of 36-rows, and he says they are nothing but a big pain in the @$$. They had to widen all their drives and smooth off their terraces. 48 rows around here is only good on the flats of the river bottoms. Too many terraces, we have fields where that entire planter would put maybe 12 rows in the ground and just drop the rest on top.
48 rows at 30 inches is 120 feet wide. 20 rows per wing, times 30 inches, that thing's 70+ feet long, plus the tractor, they are running about 100 feet total length.

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Tim S

06-09-2013 11:49:34
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 Re: 48 row corn planter in reply to T in NE, 06-09-2013 11:27:13  

My Bros. went to a 18 row Kinze, with the auto shut offs,,seems that as he was planting it was skipping way to many times and at intervals that did make the monitor come on, auto shut offs and a lot of this other auto computer controlled stuff is "not" what it is cracked up to be..and big planters are tuff to move around, here is a pic of one that got into trouble,not sure where it was at, but a guy over this way upset a 12 row this spring..

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