Tips for Preparing Your Planter for the Seeding Season


Whether you’ve recently purchased a planter, or you’re bringing it out of hibernation, making sure it’s in good working order is essential to good establishment. Besides greasing, checking hydraulic hoses and vacuuming mouse-made nests, you should also check that the planter is running level, and with the correct amount of down pressure.

Related: The Pros and Cons of Using a Corn Planter to Seed Canola

In this video, Bill Lehmkuhl of Precision Agri Services Ltd. tells us about some of the major wear points and what to assess before seeding. Lehmkuhl also touches on how to alter seeding practices if running a centre-fill planter in wet conditions.

Check out more of RealAgriculture’s machinery coverage of seeders and planters.

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