What size no-till drill do I need?
If you are planting no more thann 2-300 acres per crop season (spring vs fall planted crops) a 15 foot drill would be fine. 50 acres a day can be done without working tooo hard. A Deere no till drill would be the best in my opinion. That being said, 15-20K buys you one that needs a bunch of work.
How fast can you pull a no-till drill?
As has been said, depends on soil / residue conditions. If the field is smooth and ground mellow, 8 mph can work fine. If running in short corn stalk stumps and hard clay ground lucky to hit 5 mph.
How much HP do you need for no-till drill?
They recommend 60 hp to pull the drill.
How much horsepower does it take to pull a no-till drill?
Transporting Drill The JD 1590 No-Till Drill weighs approximately 7,500 lbs. Movement of the drill requires a tractor or truck equipped with a hitch with adequate towing capacity. Manufacturer recommends a minimum 85 PTO horsepower tractor.
What is a seed drill coulter?
Modern seed drills are increasingly fitted with Double Disc coulters allowing use in conservation tillage. They can be used under nearly all conditions and allow the farmer freedom of choice when deciding which tillage method to use. Coulter pressure and seed depth are adjusted independently of each other.
Will a grain drill plant corn?
A drill has notched wheels in the planting units to handle the seed, and they are sized to work well with soybean seed and smaller seeds. corn kernels are bigger, smoother, and are conically shaped, and just don’t do well in the mechanism of a grain drill.
How much does a John Deere 750 Drill weight?
The 3-meter John Deer 750 Grain Drill has a working width of 9 feet, 10 inches, a height of 9 feet, 8.5 inches, total weight of 5,975 pounds and a hitch weight of 2,756 pounds. It features a seed hopper capacity of 475.5 gallons and a hopper filling height of 93 inches.
What machine do farmers use to plant seeds?
A planter is a farm implement, usually towed behind a tractor, that sows (plants) seeds in rows throughout a field.
How much seed to plant for food plots?
Also be sure to follow recommended seed amounts for the size food plot you have. These will usually be given as pounds per acre. This may be as little as 4-8 pounds for small seeds such as clover or brassicas to as much as 50-75 pounds per acre for large seeds such as soybeans or lablab. Plant too few and you’ll have a spotty, light crop.
How deep should I plant my food plot seed?
If drilling, plant at a rate of 80 to 100 pounds per acre. Put seeds approximately ½-inch deep. Run over the planted area with a drag or cultipacker to ensure good seed-to-soil contact.
How to plant the best food plots?
Decide how many food plots you’ll plant and where you’ll put them
What are food plots used for?
A food plot is a planted area set aside to act as a supplementary food source for wildlife. The term was coined by the U.S. hunting and outdoor industries. Food plot crops generally consist of but are not limited to legumes (clovers, alfalfa , beans, etc.), grains, or certain wildflowers.