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We run a seedmaster with a C850. It’s a decent outfit. Deere’s metering system is very meh. It meters accurate but there is regular maintenance to keep everything in working order. Everything above the meters on the cart is good. That being said, if everything was equal and I was buying new I think I’d go vaderstadt
 

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Like what kind of maintenance?
Pulling the meters every few days and blow them out thoroughly to prevent stuck sectional control gates and cycling the run dividers. At the end of the season it’s very important to do a good job washing out the metering system and then give the whole thing a good coating of fluid film to prevent the corrosion that has always been a common complaint about Deere metering.
 

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At least if you buy a Deere master maybe you can get a discount from municipality’s you farm in for not smashing ever approach culvert you cross. Just a guess but Deere, Bourgault and CNH tanks are a good 15ft plus shorter wheel base to make corners with and drag around narrow roads. I believe Deere has the shortest wheel base.
Just eyeballing, I bet you’re right.
 

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