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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Converting Flexi 5000 to banding tool

Considering using this drill as a banding tool, has anyone done this?
I want to take off the packing wheels, wondering if anything will affect anything to the drill if this is done?

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The packing wheels support the entire rear of the frame are you planning on replacing them with some sort of tire?



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That’s a negatory there. There’s lots of guys using the old 5000’s for banding though.
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Now that would be DEEEEP banding!
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It was just a thought I had. The drill itself is almost worthless, to me it’s not though. The tank is still worth a good dollar .... NH 1060 430 bu. I don’t need the drill anymore so instead of giving it away thought of doing this. I would never use it for banding with the packers on. Packing the land to me would be crazy, and possibly having to stop to change bearings.
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Packers won’t make straw piles like harriowsand they will seal in the fert
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The packers and front wheels is what keeps the drill level, take the packers off and there is nothing to hold the back of the drill up.
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If it has wide packers like that picture, do they pack hard or not too bad?

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Mine are 3.5” those look wider than that.
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If you are fall banding there won't be any compaction a few frosts won't fix. In fact I think you would be hard pressed to see any real effect from the on-row packing in spring either, but the tillage would dry things out and the tractor/cart traffic would do some compaction.

Nothing wrong with your idea at all.


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