Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Newdale, Manitoba, Canada
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Bought a Deere 7300 planter...
As I mentioned in my "What are you doing next year" thread, we are increasing our soybean and corn acres for next year. So we bought a planter. It's a JD 7300, 12 row, Precision Planting discs for corn, soybeans, canola.
Liquid Fert...doesn't have a kit right now, but I've read some good results up here on the colder spring soils...yes? no? 10-34 or something else? How many gallons per acre? Was thinking that I could mount a tank on the loader in place of the bucket. Run either a hydraulic pump, or PTO pump. I've got an old sprayer kit that used to mount on a set of harrows. The tank is cracked and broken, but the rest should still be OK...
It's currently set up for 22". I'm debating going to 20" for the corn and soys.... good idea or bad? Our 15" vs 30" plot this year showed a gain at roughly the same population. (I think it was around 5 bu/ac...) We don't have a corn head, so can experiment a bit on row spacing for now...
3 Point Hitch:
Haven't used a whole lot pf 3pt equipment other than rototiller on the garden tractor! What do I need to know? This is on a JD4250. I know the planter frame needs to be level side-to-side and front-to-back. Lower the lift arms until the parallel links are level, I think?? What about the draft knob? (The one below the 3pt lift lever...)