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#1 WalkerFarms

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 03:13 PM

We are quadrupling the the amount of pumpkins we raise this year and I was wondering if anyone on here has built or modified a planter to plant pumpkins.
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 03:40 PM

we use a JD finger planter on the slowest speed.
did use old ih plate planter block some hole in the plates

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 04:09 PM

We are quadrupling the the amount of pumpkins we raise this year and I was wondering if anyone on here has built or modified a planter to plant pumpkins.



Neighbor converted a 16r JD 7000 finger p.u. probably 15 years ago. Don't know the settings they used but only used every other row to plant with giving 60" row spacings.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 04:11 PM

Farmer I worked for in the early 90's used a 900 8 row wide with every other blocked off for 6' spacing. Used that on ornamentals and pie pumpkins.
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Posted 01 February 2008 - 06:01 PM

scott,

talk to dan, they plant every other row and he has the pop. setting for a finger pick-up. i also know where there is an older JD 6row. you could get very cheap.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 12:13 AM

Ask Rusty Farmer - theirs aparently works quite well, If I remember correct it's a modified potato planter - I think they even do transplants...back when I was home, we had did it all by hand - now the kids leave so he's gotta get smarter! ;)
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Posted 02 February 2008 - 05:56 AM

We are quadrupling the the amount of pumpkins we raise this year and I was wondering if anyone on here has built or modified a planter to plant pumpkins.

Check with Cole. We used Cole planters back in the day and they had plates for everything. Yelp I just stopped and went to their website and they will have what you need. I just put in Cole Planters in the line, clicked and it took me right there.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 09:06 AM

scott,

talk to dan, they plant every other row and he has the pop. setting for a finger pick-up. i also know where there is an older JD 6row. you could get very cheap.

chadh


Chad,
I have thought about finger pick-up units, 60" rows are what I am after. I modified a six row cultivator so I can cultivate until vine out to much. Who has the 6 row? You can message me the info. Scott
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Posted 02 February 2008 - 11:04 AM

Local guy used a 6 row cyclo. Put a band on every other row on the drum and, I think, taped off every other hole on a 24 row corn drum.
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Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:28 AM

When I was down at precision planting they were talking about planting pumpkins with a 7000 finger pickup. They said they pulled every other finger out of the meter to help on the spacing.
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