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Contributors to this thread:
Mike-TN 22-Dec-17
sureshot 22-Dec-17
wildan 22-Dec-17
Iowa_Archer 22-Dec-17
Ben 22-Dec-17
bfisherman11 22-Dec-17
drycreek 22-Dec-17
Pat Lefemine 22-Dec-17
Buff 22-Dec-17
Mike-TN 22-Dec-17
Pat Lefemine 22-Dec-17
Mike-TN 22-Dec-17
From: Mike-TN
22-Dec-17
Need you guys help in making a decision regarding an implement purchase. I have a Kubota B3200 for which the specs say the lift capacity is 1655 lbs at ends and 1300 lbs at 24”. I am about to pull the trigger on a Woods FPS 60” planter / seeder. With the options I am getting the weight of the implement will be close to 1200 lbs. The weight of the 48” version of the seeder will be about 150lbs less. Before I purchase the 5 ft model I wanted to get Bowsiter’s insight on this. Any concerns or things I should be considering. My tractor is 4wd and has a bucket. I don’t mind giving up the foot if I need to but I only drop 150lbs with the 4 foot model.

Thanks Mike

From: sureshot
22-Dec-17
Remember the weight of the seeder is empty. I would consult my Kubota sales rep for his advice before purchasing.

From: wildan
22-Dec-17
Looks like a nice unit;I would say the 4ft. model would be a better fit for your tractor. We have three Kubota's in the family;real nice tractors.New prices for those list for about $8,000;sizeable investment for sure.

From: Iowa_Archer
22-Dec-17
What Sureshot said...I think you need to consider what that seeder would weigh when fully loaded. Definitely consult with someone knowledgeable before pulling the trigger on that deal.

From: Ben
22-Dec-17
Mike, If you are buying form a local dealer, they will be happy to bring both out and let you try them both on your tractor. At least around here they will even bring a tractor out to your farm to try out.

From: bfisherman11
22-Dec-17
Is your land flat or hilly? I have a LS G3033 tractor, I'm guessing mines about the same size or a bit bigger. My land is hilly and last year when I disc'd my plot and had to side hill I did not care for the feeling I had when the 5' disc would shift to the down hill side when lifted... I would agree with the 4' for your tractor.

Bill

From: drycreek
22-Dec-17
Definitely makes a difference if it's flat or hilly ! I added quick hitches to mine which makes any implement sit about 6" farther back and it made a big difference when going up hills with either my disc or shredder. Sometimes my front wheels want to go airborne, but keep in mind that I don't have a loader on front. Pick up a half bucket of dirt to use as a counterweight. I've done this many times with a backhoe to make sure the front wheels stay on the ground.

From: Pat Lefemine
22-Dec-17
The seed weight is negligible. You can always load the seed in the field after your unit is lowered l. The four foot won’t cover your wheels and that’s critical IMO. I have the 72” seeder and it’s perfect. Can’t imagine a 4’. I’m sure it will lift it. If not, buy a new tractor that can. That seeder is expensive and if you’re unhappy with it you’ll have a tougher time selling a 4’ model. Call Woods and ask their opinion. If you like I can forward you the contact info on the designer. He’s a real honest guy who will give you an objective opinion.

From: Buff
22-Dec-17
Mike, I have that same tractor, older model B7800 I believe also have a land pride 48" overseeder, which I believe is the same thing your looking at, with a quick hitch, I loaded the front tires added 5 weights to the front ( obviously no front loader), and when loaded with seed I need to pull up on the third link by hand to get it to come up

From: Mike-TN
22-Dec-17
Pat.... would like to have the contact info

From: Pat Lefemine
22-Dec-17
Sent pm

From: Mike-TN
22-Dec-17
Guys.... your suggestions have been extremely helpful. After reading these post and talking with Kubota and woods reps and my farming buddy I have decided to go with the 5 ft version. I may have to watch when and how much I load my seed but the kicker was covering my tracks. Farming buddy said “really need to cover tracks” which echoed what Pat had said. Kubota rep said it will lift it but I probably won’t be able to fully load seed which I would not be doing anyway as the primary seed box holds 5 bushels I believe. All comments were helpful in making the decision.

Mike

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