What You Need to Do to Prepare Your Seeder for Hibernation

Do you wash your seeder out when you’re done planting? Have you taken the pressure off your tank lids? Are the chains, bearings and grease-points protected from the elements?

A few weeks ago we published an article addressing what you need to do to prepare machinery for storage (including a section on preventing rodent infestations — yuck!). Proper preparation is critical in maximizing the lifespan of equipment and minimizing future input costs. But, it can be hard to know what to do with specific implements, and though it’s best to clean out your seeder tanks immediately following planting, it’s better late than never.

In this video, we furrow into the specifics with Dave Amson of Morris Industries, who explains the importance of preparing seeders for hibernation, and walks us through what needs to be done to limit weathering.

Oh, and grab that bag of kitty litter from the shed before you get started.

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@farmerjim79

IMO, kitty litter is the wrong product, but the right idea. Yes it absorbs moisture, but generally is designed to clump together for easy removal. I prefer floor dry type products that are absorbent, but not designed to clump together. to reduce the risk of creating any blockages in the seeder air delivery system

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@RealAg_Debra

Oh! Those floor-dry products are great!
There’s also non-clumping kitty litter. Maybe that’s the better option if considering that route?

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