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Is a 3” paired row oppener going to seperate the seed enough front the fertilizer. Any problems with mixing? We’d like to go to an even plane oppener but if the vertical separation ones work better we could get use to that. Thoughts?
 

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We have use a 3.5 inch paired row Dutch low draft gumbo tip on our 5000 drill for years. Ours puts the fertilizer I think around 3/8 of a inch lower than the seed. When we blow large volumes of fertilizer like 350lb the fertilizer will be next to the seed on our 12 inch spaced drill.. What type of paired row are you planning on buying?
 

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We have use a 3.5 inch paired row Dutch low draft gumbo tip on our 5000 drill for years. Ours puts the fertilizer I think around 3/8 of a inch lower than the seed. When we blow large volumes of fertilizer like 350lb the fertilizer will be next to the seed on our 12 inch spaced drill.. What type of paired row are you planning on buying?
Hoping for an opener with no vertical separation maybe atom jet but 3/8” might not be bad. Dutch maybe. Did you find that the seed feet would actually mix with the seed when you did you high rates ?
 

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We run a 3” paired row on an 1830 bar works well. We put total of 130kg/ha of fertiliser down last year with cereals including 39kg/ha of Nitrogen and we get about 1.5” of separation from seed and 3/4” deeper than seed. Worked well no seed burn.
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Many here have changed to twin shank drills but previous to that most ran the stealth pair rows or side bands. In hills vertical separation is necessary with sidedraft, and stealths a bit more hardy to rock impacts than the other brands of the time. They suck if you go looking for moisture as they can make a mess of the seedbed. Still though same plane fertilizer openers don’t offer enough separation on anything other than flat straight passes.
 

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We run a 3” paired row on an 1830 bar works well. We put total of 130kg/ha of fertiliser down last year with cereals including 39kg/ha of Nitrogen and we get about 1.5” of separation from seed and 3/4” deeper than seed. Worked well no seed burn. View attachment 162365
The progressive farmer up here in Canada will be pushing close to 400 kg/ha of dry fertilizer for certain crops.
 

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We run a 3” paired row on an 1830 bar works well. We put total of 130kg/ha of fertiliser down last year with cereals including 39kg/ha of Nitrogen and we get about 1.5” of separation from seed and 3/4” deeper than seed. Worked well no seed burn. View attachment 162365
What brand of paired row oppener do you rIn and how wide. Thanks
 
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