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ed19

10-13-2007 10:31:31




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Can someone tell me the capacity of an old john deee 12-14 ft grain drill? trying to figure out if it is working right or not and i"m sorry but i don"t have a model number.




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10-14-2007 11:45:16




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 Re: grain drill capacity? in reply to ed19, 10-13-2007 10:31:31  
It is so simple to check - look at what Bob and Coloken wrote, they are right on. The only thing we did different was to use an actual half bushel measure to fill the drill box after making those initial rounds. If you are real concerned you could check it several times and average them.



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dobber

10-14-2007 08:44:14




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 Re: grain drill capacity? in reply to ed19, 10-13-2007 10:31:31  
Look for a tag on end of grain box. Later DRB 20-8 a 13 ft. 4" drill holds 22 bushel and later JDs, 8200,8300,9400,520 hold even more so bushel per ft. won't work on later ones. Just measure it putting it in.



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Dave from MN

10-14-2007 05:53:59




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 Re: grain drill capacity? in reply to ed19, 10-13-2007 10:31:31  
The one here holds (19) 5 gallon pails of rye seed, not really sure what that is in bushels.



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JMS/.MN

10-13-2007 17:15:54




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 Re: grain drill capacity? in reply to ed19, 10-13-2007 10:31:31  
Older IH, JD, Moline drills from the 50s, 60s, were typically about a bushel per foot of width. Later ones, like the IH 510, JD 8300, run about 3 bushels per foot. Sure is nice to run a few hours without refilling. My 10 foot Moline could make two rounds, half mile field, but not a third. 8300 was a big improvement. Also had windows to see the seed level.



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Don-Wi

10-13-2007 16:34:25




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 Re: grain drill capacity? in reply to ed19, 10-13-2007 10:31:31  
Yup, gotta go with Allan on this one. Our 12 ft. Van Brunt B drill holds about 12 bu.

Donovan from Wisconsin



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Allan In NE

10-13-2007 11:50:38




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 Re: grain drill capacity? in reply to ed19, 10-13-2007 10:31:31  
"Roughly" a bushel a foot.

Allan



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DP

10-14-2007 08:14:22




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 O/T Allen in reply to Allan In NE, 10-13-2007 11:50:38  
What did you end up doing with your old drill? If it wasn't so far I'd have been there to get it. Don



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Allan In NE

10-14-2007 08:34:46




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 Re: O/T Allen in reply to DP, 10-14-2007 08:14:22  
Just set it off the trailer and parked it.

It's here waitin' for ya. :>)

Allan



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DP

10-14-2007 08:44:11




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 Re: O/T Allen in reply to Allan In NE, 10-14-2007 08:34:46  
If we get a truck out that way I will give you a holler. I guess I don't know exatly where you are. I'm just down Kansas way. E-mail is open.



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ed19

10-13-2007 16:32:03




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 Re: grain drill capacity? in reply to Allan In NE, 10-13-2007 11:50:38  
Thanks Allen that is what i was after



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Bob

10-13-2007 11:27:57




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 Re: grain drill capacity? in reply to ed19, 10-13-2007 10:31:31  
Top it off level. Seed a measured amount of acres, then refill it, using a 5-gallon bucket, filled not quite full. 2 buckets@about 4.5 gallons each = one bushel.

Divide the bushels it takes to fill it by the acres seeded, and you have "BPA".



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Coloken

10-13-2007 13:45:58




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 Re: grain drill capacity? in reply to Bob, 10-13-2007 11:27:57  
Yep Bob. That is the way I do it too. But the first fill will tend to shake down a bit. I make one round and refil, then go from there.



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