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I’d like to hear opinions on which drill you would choose and why if they cost exactly the same between a 2021 Seedhawk 10-80 vs a 2021 Bourgault 3335 76’. Both units would be equipped for double shoot and liquid.

Bourgault
76ft 3335 with PLX Opener and Accuset
10” Spacing
Mid row bander
9650 Leading Tank

Seedhawk
80ft 10” spacing
660 Leading Cart with Conveyor


My personal opinion is that the BG for the same money is a no brainer, but I’d like to hear opinions from others on what they figure is the better unit.
 

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Why would you need another 100hp for Bourgault? And why do you think chicken is better for Canola?

Bourgault will have a way better field finish and if it gets dry at seeding it will go in ground way better.
 

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When I was pricing them out a dual shank opener BG with high flotation was slightly cheaper than a seedhawk. To me dealer and service would be the deciding factor.
 

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We have BG here now, but that seedhawk tank looks pretty good. I like the VR by section along with the sectional control/electronic meters.
 

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Why would you need another 100hp for Bourgault? And why do you think chicken is better for Canola?

Bourgault will have a way better field finish and if it gets dry at seeding it will go in ground way better.
You will need the extra power for the 45 midrow banders and the the heavier weight of the Bourgault.
 

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I’ve pulled both. Only time Bourgault pulled harder was in mud. ( my guess is weight). It’s not really apples to apples comparing most seed twins on 12in spacing to lots of Bourgaults on 10s.
Buy based on service and local conditions and how much straw and fertilizer you need to handle.
 

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Trash clearance and penetration will be better with Bourgault. Seed hawk a little more precise when seeding canola. If you do any lentils the ability to lift the banders is a major advantage instead of dragging 2 shanks full time. Bourgault built way stronger. Seed hawk cart seems more advanced and innovative. I am a lentil grower so the Bourgault is a no brainer for me.
 

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Can lentils take a bunch of phos potash and sulfur with seed? That stuff in midrow seems to far for lentils to get to or even canola
 

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80-10 leaves not bad field finish
drill floates compared to BG
tank with individual compartment scales
metering very accurate
no harness needed in cab
easy iPad control over drill and block control
very poor dept changes
max speed 4.5 mph
easy pull
openers hardly ever plug (old style opener)
seeding starts with combine chopper and short stubble
high fertilizer rates no problem
350 lbs per stream is kind max on 10 inch

BG
heavy
expensive
have not seen new models
 

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Can lentils take a bunch of phos potash and sulfur with seed? That stuff in midrow seems to far for lentils to get to or even canola
Bourgault would be set up with liquid fertilizer going down the mid row bander (Nitrogen/Sulphur) and the the opener would have sideband dry fertilizer for the P/K.
 

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I think it is a no brainer. For equal or less money take the Bourgault. Historically the Bourgault has had much better resale. Now if the seedhawk was cheaper it would be a much, much tougher decision.

Seedhawk resale has been increasing as they have gotten a much better dealer and parts network. Look at how poor the resale is on the Seedmaster and it is a very similar machine to the Seedhawk, but a much smaller dealer network.
 

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Do the new Bourgault drills lift the shanks on their sectional control like Seedhawk does or is Seedhawk the only drill manufacturer tat does this?
 

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We have BG here now, but that seedhawk tank looks pretty good. I like the VR by section along with the sectional control/electronic meters.
What about running Bourgault drill & Seedhawk tank as a unit? Is this something that can be done or would that be an electronics nightmare?
 
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