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thinking of a planter for soybeans
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flyingbrass 29-Nov-17
Pat Lefemine 29-Nov-17
Whackmaster 29-Nov-17
flyingbrass 29-Nov-17
flyingbrass 29-Nov-17
Pat Lefemine 29-Nov-17
t-roy 29-Nov-17
lewis 30-Nov-17
t-roy 30-Nov-17
DuckhunterBrad 30-Nov-17
Pat Lefemine 30-Nov-17
lewis 30-Nov-17
flyingbrass 30-Nov-17
From: flyingbrass
29-Nov-17
I got many food plots. Some are clover. Some are fall plots only. I planted soybeans last year at some places. I've always broadcast everything. I've got a cultipacker for my clover and stuff but I'm thinking about getting a 3 row planter like a JD flex 71 or so. Can't decide on a 2 row or 3 row. My friend has a one row and he uses a high tractor with cultivators and no spray for weeds but he only plants peas. I'd like to plant lab lab, peas and soybeans with this planter. any help? Any suggestions before I make the jump

From: Pat Lefemine
29-Nov-17

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I own a JD 71 4-row planter. I love it. I personally like the 4-row, it's easier to plant if your tractor can handle it. I'm sure the 3-row is OK. The 2-or 1-row planter would probably drive me nuts.

From: Whackmaster
29-Nov-17

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I have 2 row John Deere that's awesome. I plant sunflowers, eagle beans and have even done sorghum. Can't beat it!

From: flyingbrass
29-Nov-17
Pat, would you recommend I get the JD 71 planter or save a little longer and get a super seeder like you have?

From: flyingbrass
29-Nov-17
what spacing? I been reading a lot on internet on spacing

From: Pat Lefemine
29-Nov-17
Row planters are different than seeders. If you are looking to plant beans, corn, Milo use a row planter. Seeders are good for non row crops like brassicas and clover.

Spacing is generally 30” rows or 36” rows. I always use 30”.

From: t-roy
29-Nov-17
flying brass....I upgraded this year to a JD7000 6 row 30” row planter. I have an old International Harvester 6 row 30” rows planter that I’m going to sell. You’re quite a ways away, but the planter works fine and I’d make you a heck of a deal if interested. Lots of extra parts and I also have two 5 gallon buckets full of corn plates, plus 2 sets of bean plates as well. PM me if you have any questions.

As per your question, I’m with Pat on the 1 or 2 row. I’d suggest going with at least the 3 row. It would be easier to get more uniform rows, which, depending on your other equipment; sprayer, cultivator, etc, you would be less prone to be running over some of your plants with your tractor or atv.

From: lewis
30-Nov-17
Wonder if it would plant chufa.Lewis

From: t-roy
30-Nov-17
I’d bet it would Lewis. Chufa is approximately the same size as a kernel of corn, isn’t it? I have a bunch of different sized planter plates.

30-Nov-17
Hard to beat the older John Deere planters for food plotting. I would also recommend a 4 row to help with row spacing and potential crop damage from spraying non uniform rows.

From: Pat Lefemine
30-Nov-17
You could plant chufa with a row planter. You’d need the largest soybean plate. Or you can buy blank plates and make your own chufa plate.

From: lewis
30-Nov-17
Pat with the different sizes of the chufa seed you probably would t-Roy over half of the chufa is larger than corn.Broadcasting thru a ate spreader is a pain in the ass we grow 2 acres a year generally on our 300 acres Lewis

From: flyingbrass
30-Nov-17
Not sure how many rows to get. Maybe 2 or 3 row would be ok

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