Know of a guy that will plant his soy beans with it, but hires out the corn. Said the yield gain from better stand was worth the custom planting cost.
How many acres of corn (other crops too) do to think you’re going to plant yearly?
Depends on how many acres you are planting (mainly corn)to justify the price but a 7000 jd isn't alot more $. You can pull it with anything as its mechanical (requires no hyd to function.) Still use our 12x30 enough to justify having it and dont remember the last time I got parts from john deere.
As swfarmservice said sloan or shoup is where I get most of the parts. Kinze units are super comon and simple. I Got a super deal on precision units and super impressed with the stand. Even get compliments on the stand.
Only thing I dont like about it is it isn't centerfill. It gets old filling boxes during soybeans.
Usually I do something around 1-1-1(thousand, wheat, beans, corn, or similar for weed control) but with the way the elevator and market is acting, next year will probably be all or almost all wheat, with just enough corn for cow feed(around 300). This one would be only corn though, as I have a narrower/double row for beans.
Main reason for a Cyclo is two neighbors retired and want to sell their equipment. Both ran cyclos and are selling theirs. One is a 900 that ended up a spare after he found out that his hitch to pull two didn't work, so it has less than 100 acres on it. always inside. 8 row 36", with the parts to make it a 30" for $2000. The other used his up until this year, but rebuilt everything 2 years ago. That one is a 950, 12 row 30" with fertilizer and the insecticide boxes. $7000 for it.
Other reason is I bought one of them out, land wise, so I don't really want to borrow more. I figured since I will be almost all wheat next year, it would be a good time to figure out a new planter.