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Re: how to use a grain drill

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DeltaRed

11-17-2019 07:17:37




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most drills are marked for either pounds or bushels per acre. Use this as a GUIDELINE,only. Set it there and try to pant an acre or so to see the rats of feed.check frequently. You can adjust it as you go to get the field covered.There is a method used to calibrate by jacking up the drill ,turning the tires to get one acre. Catch the grain and measure. This was taught to us in Ag class.However,I never used it and no longer remember the particulars.I like to do 3-4 rounds around,then go up/down across the field. Others like to go around in circles,then drill out the corners.Choose what method works est for you. However,If you have a book coming,READ it first,then go to work.

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Charlie M

11-17-2019 09:26:50




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 Re: how to use a grain drill in reply to DeltaRed, 11-17-2019 07:17:37  
My Ontario drill is marked in pecks per acre. Good thing there are conversion tables.



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