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I’m interested in buying a seed tender. I’ve seen Conveyall cst40, they look real good, is there something better out there?
Seems to take a long time to fill a drill with various products and I’m short on help this spring. I’ve seen these 5 compartment trailers from a distance filling a drill and it seems to take no time and they are back seeding. I know they are expensive, but the time saving at seeding looks like they should be a good investment. What is everyone’s experience been with them?
 

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I’m interested in buying a seed tender. I’ve seen Conveyall cst40, they look real good, is there something better out there?
Seems to take a long time to fill a drill with various products and I’m short on help this spring. I’ve seen these 5 compartment trailers from a distance filling a drill and it seems to take no time and they are back seeding. I know they are expensive, but the time saving at seeding looks like they should be a good investment. What is everyone’s experience been with them?
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I really like the look of the HaulAll side draw. We use liquid, so one of those and a 3500gal liquid tank on one unit would be pretty sweet instead of 2 trucks, both of which I have to drive. That means I either need a ride, or make 2 separate trips and the drill stops twice.

Have heard the high center of gravity isn't ideal. Gotta trust the driver
 

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We really like ours it put us from 30-45 minute fill times with our p1060 crappy auger to about 10 minutes. About the only con I can think of is the gravel will fly up on the belt so always got to watch for that and run belt before putting it into cart
 

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We use 3 of the Meridian version. Has 6 hoppers. It uses a Honda gas engine to power the hydraulics. Its very nice as it is all self contained and ran from 1 hand held remote. 1 man can load a Terra Gator with 9 MT in 4 minutes.
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It will be much cheaper than a Convey-All. Message me if interested.
 

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Meridian does still make seed tenders, I haven’t looked at them very closely. I know the conveyall is expensive but I see one that’s like new for sale for about 2/3 of the cost of new. I’d really like to get away from multiple trucks, would greatly increase productivity at seeding time.
 

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I have Norwood, we bought it direct from Norwood and picked it up from their yard. Everything is stainless on it. We had them build the conveyor longer for us as the standard length wasn't quite long enough. We bought it last winter and even with the exchange it was 25% less money than a Conveyall. Its pretty amazing how fast you can fill a drill
 

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We really like ours it put us from 30-45 minute fill times with our p1060 crappy auger to about 10 minutes. About the only con I can think of is the gravel will fly up on the belt so always got to watch for that and run belt before putting it into cart
That’s a lot of time saving. Looks like one of the best ways to increase productivity.
There are only so many hours in the day and if the drill can be moving a few extra hours a day would be nice.
Thanks for sharing your experience.
 

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have used a conveyall cst40 for about 5 years. It is really nice. Never had any serious issues with it. It is very fast, but you have to be careful where you park to fill when you are conveying "slippery" material like flax. If I can park the airseeder at the bottom of a little hill and have the tender slightly above the aircart I can save my self a few minutes a fill just from a conveyor capacity standpoint. It will rip off the mudflaps on your truck unless you take them off ahead of time. My tender has truck mudflaps bolted to the trailer. I fill a 950 bushel cart in 25 minutes if I have a second person or about 30 minutes by myself. I figure I save at a minimum an 1.5hrs a day not counting the logistics of moving 2 or 3 trucks to every field instead of a single tender. I see it as adding 1500 acres of capacity for our setup in a "normal" year.
 

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Do they still make the meridian ?
No and the meridian sucked compared to the conveyall. Meridian had some really good deals on their leftover inventory.

The new conveyall looks awesome, diesel engine, and the side storing conveyor looks like a great improvement. But, get your cheque book ready, around 160-170k cdn.

 

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For that price you might as well buy another drill.
That’s a wonderful ootion, just like when net wrap first came out on a baker one old guy told me it was too expensive of an option and the netwrap was too much money. He said he would rather buy another baker. All I said to him was that isn’t going to help much to have a unit sitting all the time.

I need to decrease the stop time on one drill, I don’t need 2 sitting all the time. New ones are expensive, but I see a couple year old one for sale at 110.
I was quoted 153 for a new one from the dealer.
 

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These trailers are great I’m sure, but we can fill our 7950 with a regular 3 hopper tridem in about 30 minutes clutch to clutch.
If we didn't have the tender I'm sure that we would get a trailer like the one your describing. It's all about logistics and dollars. I have about 3-4 days of seeding where I meter 4 products, but most of the time its 3. Do you use your tridem at harvest or hauling grain to the elevators? If it is multi-use then that would be a big bonus.
 

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I use one blend on our farm seed and fertilizer.
How do you get 4 blends , what crop is that ?
Those tender trucks are they all st.steel and can you get more use out of it ?
I would look at eliminating my blends and optimize what you have , or by big air tank so less fills over another piece sitting in yard for 11 months.
 
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