Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Manitoba, Canada
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I run a seed hawk and a traditional C shank drill and I wouldn't say the hawk is any worse, both require straw management in a zero till application.
The frames got updated in 2018ish, before that there was some cracking, not a big deal if you just weld up a few cracks, if it bothers you then stay away. The tank metering was figured out pretty well when they went to the individual electric drives after all the updates. The conveyor has been a disaster since day one, never heard of them working that great, always glitches or leaks. Finally for 2019 they put a Batco conveyor on which should be good since Bourgault used the same Batco from 2009 to 2018.
I would be very cautious with anything that brings those two shanks closer together, all the Seedhawks in my area (including me) that were running high spring rates got fertilizer burn this spring in the drought. I am going to space the fertilizer knife farther away from the seed and be cautious putting down over 100lbs of N via Urea.
As a farmer, you learn quick: ďYou donít get anything that you donít work hard forĒ