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2x2

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4 Link Closer

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 Wilger Orifice

  Wilger chart calculated for 30″ rows

Rebounders

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Wheel Scrapers

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 Ferti-Placer

We have replacement parts for the Ferti-Placer. The Ferti-Placer is for older John Deere, Kinze, White, and Case IH planters.

Tips, Troubleshooting, & Precision Adjustments



For Your Planter, Drill, and Attachments

Years of experience in the field has led Schaffert Mfg. to recommend procedures for setting and adjusting your equipment to ensure that it runs at maximum performance.

For complete troubleshooting guides, please refer to the following links:




Precision Precision Precision—The Key to Success

Why is it so important?

At just 5 miles per hour, a planter on 30″ rows, planting 30,000 seeds per acre, must meter a kernel of seed corn approximately every 1/13 of a second - from every meter on the planter. That’s like bullets coming out of a machine gun.

Worn or improper adjusted seed meters can have a devastating effect on seed spacing and seed placement in the seed V. This ultimately affects your bottom line later in the season.

In order to avoid this, it is essential that you have your seed meters checked by a reputable dealer or Ag consultant. This will need to be done every year and be sure you replace or repair when necessary.

Precision planter settings are very important and can not be underestimated. Planter, drills, and air seeders have to cut and handle residue, penetrate the soil to the desired seeding depth, establish proper seed to soil contact, and close the seed V properly. These 4 areas of a planter or drill are important to evaluate, to adjust, and change so you can always have a successful planting season.

Troubleshooting a John Deere planter in the field

Check the ability of your planter or drill to accomplish these tasks:

  • Cut and handle residue
  • Penetrate the soil to the desired seeding depth
  • Establish proper seed to soil contact
  • Properly close the seed V

Shoot for even emergence

The average ear size for corn is 800 kernals per ear and 16 rows around (50 kernals per row). If corn plants vary in emergence, up to 72 hours can affect number of kernals and number of rows around.

Example: If you drop 2 rows of kernals you lose 100 total kernals of corn per ear. Why not use the Rebounder for a uniform emergence?




3 Point, 2 Point, & Pull Type Planters

It is important to take notice of the angle of your planter's row units:

  • By nosing planter down in the front, seeds will not be placed properly in the seed V as the seed tube angles out and back too far.
  • Worn parallel link bushings on planter units cause planter to run nose down in front, even with the bar set level. An eighth of an inch wear on bushings can equal close to an inch difference on the back of the planter.
  • Positioning planter units down in the back makes the seed tubes more straight up and down, while also reducing the amount of pressure needed for the press wheels to close the seed V better.
 Example 1
Row unit angled so the nose is running down
  • 3 point set so bar is level;
    Pull type planters set bar level
  • Full down pressure on press wheels
  • Planter is running nose down
  • Press wheels are not closing the seed furrow
Example 2
Row unit angled nearly level
  • 3rd link adjusted back 2 rounds from level bar; Adjust hitch up on pull type planters
  • Full down pressure on press wheels
  • Planter units running more level; bar down a little in back
  • Press wheels closing the furrow better
 Example 3
Row unit angled down some in the back
  • 3rd link adjusted back 4 rounds from level bar
  • Reduced pressure on press wheels to 2nd notch
  • Planter units down some in the back
  • Press wheels closing seed furrow the best

**NOTE: The photos depicted are of a Case IH 3 point hitch planter. These suggestions apply to any make and model of 3 point, 2 point, or pull type planter.

What NOT to do with your Rebounders

When storing or working on the planter always install cylinder stops or place the planter on stands to prevent personal injury or damage to the Rebounder.

 IMPORTANT: Do not roll back or back up the planter in or on the ground as this can result in damage to the Rebounder.

Worn Rebounders from backing the planter up on the ground
This image shows the damage done to Rebounders by backing the planter up in the ground

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