Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Greenwater lake area Sask
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The 1 1/4" manifolds I have can handle a pile of product without plugging. I know the older bourgaults with the heavy augers can seed gravel and nuts and bolts if you wanted it to. I used an old 138 bourgault years ago and found it was hard on peas. One thing I have not kept up with in farming is drill advancements and what different manufacturers have for design. Likely some drills that can seed anything these days but would break my bank. I had rocks in my seed last year which created so much grief. I traveled 3 hrs to get the seed and wasn't going to make the drive to return them. A worker, unknowingly to the seed guy, spilled some beans and didn't tell anyone and cleaned up his mess stones and all. The seed grower sent me half my money back which we agreed upon at the time and I ended up using a fertilizer spreader to seed them and a disc. 2 passes one with my fert and one with my beans, and all my grief with the rocks it took 3 1/2 days to seed 112 acres. I had stones in my system every where. Manifolds had stones wedged and beans but the worst were the flexi coil side stealth side band boots. The seed in those make some fancy twists and they don't like beans much either. Throw some small stones in there and you are using 2 screwdrivers like tweezers to pluck the stones out. I spent hours doing this and was not impressed to say the least!! Beans are staying in my rotation and want to make this less of a headache with just a cart left in my equation that I can leave behind my old 38' bourgault cultivator that will get the seed in the ground.