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John Fulton

Agronomy: Checklist for Planter Maintenance and Setup

Even though the snow is falling here this evening, it is time to check the planter. Here is a list of suggestions for plantersetup and maintenance. Check meters on a test stand in order to visually inspect parts and evaluate performance. Inspect all mechanical drive components and look for any excessive wear including down pressure springs, parallel linkages and bushings. Check seed tubes for any wear in particular the bottom section that can wear or become damaged.  Replace if damaged or has excessive wear. Check size, wear and spacing for opening discs; always replace disc openers in pairs. Inspect gauge wheels and ensure [...]

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