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infire
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1/2 speed gears for 750 drill?

Has anybody ever switched to these because of big seed beans, as per article in Beck's newsletter?

I have changed cup notch but never drive gears, but then these beans are around 2150 per lbs.

 

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Pupdaddy
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Re: 1/2 speed gears for 750 drill?

I think someone at Becks is grinding their gears. If you have small beans...they run through the cups like water, so you have to close up the exposure of the flutes to slow the seed down. If you have large seed, you have to open up the flutes...or speed the flutes up. Maybe they're wanting you to slow it to half speed and open up the gate all the way so the seed splits less and the lousy germination combined with the lousy genetics they have won't make them look so bad? I'm betting we're going to have settings on our drills this year that we've never used on soybeans before.

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Shaggy98
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Re: 1/2 speed gears for 750 drill?

Interesting, I would have guessed most of the bean folks would use some type of precision planting for the beans.
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infire
Veteran Contributor

Re: 1/2 speed gears for 750 drill?

OK pupdaddy, I kinda thought it seemed odd & so did the parts guy at deere, will be an odd year I've got seed anywhere from 2150 to 2450 so far. Thanks for the reply, kinda dry for 4/6 don't ya think?

 

 

Shaggy, some do use planters that are more precise for beans, but still some of us slow learners using our drills, have talked to a few guys that went to 15" & wish they would have stayed 7.5"

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farmerguy89
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Re: 1/2 speed gears for 750 drill?

Very situationally dependent. You mostly save mOney w the. Corn planter. 60 and 90 series Deeres are pretty good for seeding depth compared to planters

The changeover is slow: manufacturers don't make many good corn planter set ups that allow for good soybean setups... Hell yu can't get in furrow fert for a twin row planter... Plus $$$ stops ppl.

Guess Deere makes more money on fewer equipment skews than thy would on larger skews
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