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13 hours ago, 696IH said:

Was a dry start to last season to the point that the state of Western Australia  ran out of Flexicoil 550lb shanks and getting the U bolts was a challenge as well. Don’t know how the other manufacturers went. 

We used to have a FC 800 plow, 65xl sprayer, coil packer, and a JD air seeder that used the FC tank green.  Maybe it would just our luck but the only thing worth a hoot out all that stuff was the air seeder tank.  The plow broke shanks, and some of the linkage.  The sprayer was a POS from day one.  Coil packer wasn't too bad.  I stated in a different post FC had the first successful air drill that would work around here, the 5000.  We never owned one but did rent one 4 years ago that was an older unit and ran it along side our JD 1830.  Those 5000s were great drills back in the day when they first came out but it was obvious the competition mainly JD passed them up.   

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1 hour ago, Big Bud guy said:

Some guys do one pass seeding, some are like us, and some go back and forth.  Some use liquid for topdressing, others use urea.  You can't get NH3 around here and I'm not sure you can get it anywhere in the state.  We've used both 32-0-0 and urea.  Although I like liquid better from an agronomy standpoint, lately we've just stuck with urea.  Its cheaper and goes on faster.  I have a neighbor that prefers liquid top dress and we do it for him every year.  One year I compared what he paid for the liquid vs what it would have been if it was urea and the difference was $50,000 more for the liquid.  However, this is our first year with liquid starter and if we get results that are even close to the dry blends we use then liquid starter is our future.  We also spread our urea after the crop is up for a few reasons.  If its an open winter some guys will spread. 

We should split apply fertilizer.2/3 at seeding then come back and spread urea ams blend at 3 or 4 leaf and hope for rain.

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18 minutes ago, dale560 said:

We should split apply fertilizer.2/3 at seeding then come back and spread urea ams blend at 3 or 4 leaf and hope for rain.

Most of our N goes on top dressed.  Only 6-20 units with the seed.  How much to you have to apply normally?  The most we ever do on dry land wheat is 100-110 actual units.  Most is around 60 to 80 actual.  We even have some fields this year that only going to require the normal drill blend unless of course it starts raining an inch every week.  This all for an average crop of 40 bpa sw and 50 bpa ww.

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37 minutes ago, Big Bud guy said:

Most of our N goes on top dressed.  Only 6-20 units with the seed.  How much to you have to apply normally?  The most we ever do on dry land wheat is 100-110 actual units.  Most is around 60 to 80 actual.  We even have some fields this year that only going to require the normal drill blend unless of course it starts raining an inch every week.  This all for an average crop of 40 bpa sw and 50 bpa ww.

We usually put down 100 lbs acre nh3 that gets you 82 lbs nitrogen . Then a blend of 11/52 , ams and potash at about 75 to 100 lbs acre with seed. The blend is 70% 20% 10% so I think it touches around 95 lbs acre actual n.

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7 hours ago, dale560 said:

You guys run flexicoil a lot down there? They were almost 1/2 the airseeders up here in North Dakota now they have a left for John Deere. 

Flexicoil was king here in the late 90’s when guys started to transition to air seeders from seed drills, as well as Morris, Bourgault, JD as well as Aussie built machine. Then the local manufacturers started building bars to suit our conditions one of “the” machine to have these days is the Ausplow DBS ( deep band seeder)  but you need deeep pockets...

http://www.ausplow.com.au/products

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4 hours ago, 696IH said:

Flexicoil was king here in the late 90’s when guys started to transition to air seeders from seed drills, as well as Morris, Bourgault, JD as well as Aussie built machine. Then the local manufacturers started building bars to suit our conditions one of “the” machine to have these days is the Ausplow DBS ( deep band seeder)  but you need deeep pockets...

http://www.ausplow.com.au/products

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