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Have a 72 XL seedhawk and after 9 seasons its time to do the openers. Looking a putting seedhawk openers back on but wondering about the drop tubes. Looking to go steel but have heard a few issues with plugging. Not a big fan of rubber ones, but dont want to put steel and find out they dont work.

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The steel ones plug in peas. Like bad. Had to switch to dutch seed openers to get through seeding.

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Ok. How about fert ones? Looking at doing peas next year so maybe we won't but the seed ones on
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I put dutch seed openers on my 60ft seedhawk last year, I have used it two years now, and I seeded my peas this year a 3.5 bushels per acre and had no plugging, I am very happy with them versus the seedhawk ones with the rubber, When I do my fert ones next they will get the same treatment.
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Hmm ok good to know. I looked at the dutch ones and the fert knives look alot steeper and would pull harder but not sure.
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I tried the dutch fert openers on my seedmaster. Didn't like them at all. Running bourgault tillage tool openers this year. Happy so far. No plugs and the tips stay cleaner.
On the seedhawk we run seedhawk fert openers and Dutch seed. Happy with that combo.
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Run standard old styl e Seedhawk and like it .
New steel ones more $$ and plugging issue
Can go through a lot slime dirt and no plugging
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We’re running a 72XL also, using the standard Seedhawk boots and Duch opener for dry fertilizer and nh3. We modified our seed boot a little bit by adding a 2”x2” piece of 1/8” of flat iron where Seedhawk put their little piece at bottom of knives. Purpose of the added piece is that it squeezes the plastic tube narrower making it more oblong and tube wears a little better, also keeps the bottom of the plastic tube from twisting.
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