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On 5/16/2023 at 11:10 AM, Absent Minded Farmer said:

A fence row special was put to use, planting corn. I'd give it about a B-. It'd be lower, but it exceeded quite a few expectations.... & functioning is one of those. 😄  There wasn't a lot of seed to poke back in the ground, which is good. No corn flour in the cans either. But one plate works better than the other, so there's going to be quite a few skips in alternating rows. Can't wait to see what comes of this mess & there's two more messes to make, too yet!

Mike

 

Cool video. I have what I think is a 3pt version of that planter. It came to me in a barn and the family giving it up had a Ford of some sort in their past I believe. Pics are poor but it’s pretty similar. It’s been sitting a long time.  My Great  Grandfather farmed for this family when they stopped farming in the early 60’s if not before.  

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13 hours ago, acem said:

Planted sorghum yesterday. Should finish beans today. Hopefully plant rice again tomorrow.

Hey billionaire, can you leave the seed in the hoppers with it folded up like that?

 

The book says they should not be over half full when in transport.  I had one several years ago and I always made sure it was fairly low when I transported it.

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21 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:

Cool video. I have what I think is a 3pt version of that planter. It came to me in a barn and the family giving it up had a Ford of some sort in their past I believe. Pics are poor but it’s pretty similar. It’s been sitting a long time.  My Great  Grandfather farmed for this family when they stopped farming in the early 60’s if not before.  

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Thanks! That is neat setup you have there. It is the same planter as mine. The hitch braces are still sticking out in the front. The 3pt conversion is somewhat common. Seen quite a few through the years.

Mine came from my grandfather, many years ago. He got that & the H in the vid at the same auction in '51. Both machines were only two years old then.

Mike

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5 minutes ago, Absent Minded Farmer said:

Thanks! That is neat setup you have there. It is the same planter as mine. The hitch braces are still sticking out in the front. The 3pt conversion is somewhat common. Seen quite a few through the years.

Mine came from my grandfather, many years ago. He got that & the H in the vid at the same auction in '51. Both machines were only two years old then.

Mike

Cool story to go with the two pieces. That’s even better. 
I would rather this one be drawn like yours but it is what it is at this point. I’d like to do what you did and try it out at some point but haven’t found the time this year and probably won’t. Still waiting on a dry enough time to plant my sweet corn with the “other” planter. I had a history with this planter when I worked in corn research. Once I moved on I got the opportunity to buy it and did. 

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23 hours ago, Cool1566 said:

Did you incorporate any chemicals with your Chem Farm tanks and field cultivator setup?

Nope.  Got busy and never ran anything thru them.  Maybe nest year.

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23 hours ago, acem said:

Spraying yeller chemical on rice.

Prowl is a good pre emerge herbicide on rice but has a narrow application window. 

After the seed has absorbed water and before 3 leaf stage.

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I use prowl in soybeans pre emerge.  Works awful good on water hemp and is over looked by most.  Lots of bad memories of yellow everywhere!  

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On 5/17/2023 at 10:13 PM, billonthefarm said:

Wrapped up plant 2023 this morning.  

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Does that planter have a lot of drawbar weight or 3pt weight? Curious why is there a full rack of front weights. No hills that I see.

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Finally got started with corn this week.  Switched over to soybeans because boys had school off on Friday so they could help their grandfather get his soybeans in.  Wasn’t thrilled about son getting a cell phone but it sure has been helpful since my father has never owned one.  Had to laugh when I got home and he was covered in dirt, grease, and graphite.  Youngest son helped grandma with garden and cleaning pig pen.

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2 hours ago, Jacka said:

Does that planter have a lot of drawbar weight or 3pt weight? Curious why is there a full rack of front weights. No hills that I see.

No hardly any drawbar weight most carried on the wheels in front. 

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11 hours ago, jass1660 said:

No hardly any drawbar weight most carried on the wheels in front. 

  The weights are to help turn.  When you go to swing that 40 ft planter around it takes some weight on the nose to make it happen.    

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After getting back from the auction I finished planting three(!) fields of beans that I had started and been unable to finish, probably less than seven acres. Tractor and planter are on location to finish the last two fields today.

12 hours ago, billonthefarm said:

  The weights are to help turn.  When you go to swing that 40 ft planter around it takes some weight on the nose to make it happen.    

I keep a full rack of 100's on the front of the ten because of the 12 row mounted cyclo. Don't fill the tanks over about half full if road travel is in the plan! About put her in the ditch once with the tanks full.

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Field cultivator got moved to the 5488. 24' so doesn't pull down the old horse. Med 5 at 2000 rpm, 7 MPH. 

 

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806 on a double rolling basket, about 30'. I disc ripped this field last fall and it's pretty loose, so thought I'd firm it up a bit.

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2 hours ago, FarmerFixEmUp said:

Field cultivator got moved to the 5488. 24' so doesn't pull down the old horse. Med 5 at 2000 rpm, 7 MPH. 

 

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806 on a double rolling basket, about 30'. I disc ripped this field last fall and it's pretty loose, so thought I'd firm it up a bit.

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  I like that 806.

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Finished banking tanks with old faithful 966.

Since the 1486 followed me home, I can leave the blade and bucket on the nine.

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5 hours ago, FarmerFixEmUp said:

Field cultivator got moved to the 5488. 24' so doesn't pull down the old horse. Med 5 at 2000 rpm, 7 MPH. 

 

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806 on a double rolling basket, about 30'. I disc ripped this field last fall and it's pretty loose, so thought I'd firm it up a bit.

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Always good to see another NF 806. Nice!

Mike

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