first year with our MY15 18070 this year, so far extremely happy with it, emergence is crazy accurate, every row is the same stage and even. We're in very rocky/steep hills with some sandplain and its holding up very well, a few bolts came loose but in regard to the actual machine, its the best seeder we've seen with accuracy
This being our maiden voyage season, planted cereals and soybeans with ours thus far and absolutely love the 1870. Only issue is getting enough fan. We are single shooting into the paired row opener and have plugged the secondary hoses on the very outside rows. Im still uncertain why we can only get 4500 rpm out of this JD 1910 cart. Our other carts will go to 5000. Maybe I need to by-pass the fan motor oil return line out of the remote and direct to the case drain???
The 1870 pulls very easy. We have a 9430 with 800 duals on it.
on sandplain packing on 900, on heavy loam 1400. shank breakout left at 900, but in very rocky paddocks we drop it to 700 so the trip instead of ripping the rock up. does a really great job, bit nervous putting it through very rocky granite being an expensive machine, but handles it so well. Best thing is the emergence, so so even.
I second the wet/moist clay issues. Does need a better scraper design. Problem is the fertilizer shank pulls up sticky clay and the packer wheel sides gum up and totally destroy the side slope seed bed. In canola you end up with a packer wheel covered in really expensive blue canola seed. Surprisingly though the field came up fairly even and had a decent stand.
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