Hate our concord for that reason its absolutely junk, but when come harvest time and crop yields good, i wonder why we own a high maintenance planter lolThere are so many colour combinations and field conditions that what I may use could be so far off the right depth for you. Even tire pressure and side wall depth can influence it as can opener choice. If your new to concords keep in mind that if mud is sticking to the packer tires that’s going to raise the rear up some. Mine had markers on it and being a five section the extra weight hanging on the side would tip the outer section slightly and therefore lift the outer corner of the inner section. Great seeders but need time to fine tune them.
This is accurate when we switch from fields with different fall work we have to reset machine almost.Huge difference with what kind of fall tillage you do. Or when you till in fall, how deep you go. My brother cultivates a lot deeper in fall than I do and we always have to change setting from him to me for the same crop. Only way to know is to do as previous suggestions. Stop and dig.
Put like a small steel plate inbetween the shank assembly and the frame so it lowers the shovel more so it seeds deeper,Windmill, what do you mean by shim the wheels more and increase packing force?
we always had the same issue your having, we replace shovels behind the wheels every 2 years, and put different shovels behind the wheel tracks and set them deeper, and we usually find we seed little deeper than we need to solved our issues.One of my gripes with the drill has been the poor seed to soil contact that leads to delayed emergence. Didn't know if it was my depth, soil, openers or packers but it seems to be a combination of all of the above. Have always wondered if there was a better way to pack the seedbed. Sorry if I'm getting off topic from the original post. Like hearing what other hoe drill guys are doing though.
Remember that the older Concords came with different packing tires. More of a trailer tire I believe. Those may take different pressure than the actual Titan Packer tires. We usually run ours around 10-12lbs but we have black dirt soil, not the clay. We were running enough acres through our 4010 with 11"? sweeps that we replaced them yearly.Interesting, you're the first person I've heard mention that but it makes sense increasing the pressure. I know the book calls for going low psi to get the tires to flex and shed mud. In my clay soil it seems like I end up with a lot of lumps, I'm gonna try your high psi idea this fall.