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budget 4 row planter

anyone have suggestions where I can get my hands on a usable 4 row planter on a tight budget never done row crops but life has changed so I must change as well if anyone knows or has one please let me know and thanks in advance

Verified FBN Member (IA)

I have a very nice 6 row 30"

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any idea what you want for it

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2500

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Cyclo 900

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assuming by pic it is field ready what part of IA are you in I'm in east TN trying to calculate shipping

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Northwest central Iowa Fort dodge, IA

We use it for replants ans plots. But switched to 15" rows

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925 miles to Ft Dodge I will estimate shipping and get back with you

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Ok i have a monitor that goes with it also Injust haven't used it

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515-571-6694

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Here is a IH400 4r38 with monitor shedded most of the its life. ******** $1600.

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I would look for a John Deere 7000. Finger meters and simple to use and upgrade. The biggest thing is what row spacing are you looking for? 4 row wide, 36-40 inches are pretty cheap. But if you plant corn, finding someone to combine that custom will be much harder. I would 30” rows.

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yes 30" rows

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www.plotplanters.com

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As you can see, lots of smaller planters out there for good price. If you are set on 4 row you can always take rows off of a 6 row and adjust markers accordingly.

If you have the shed space I bet you could find some nice 8 row planters for not much more than a 4 or 6 row. But you will have more rows to maintain or upgrade.

We have found the JD7000 to be a good planter unit for us. Lots of after market upgrades if you so choose. Though I've also heard great things about those cyclos too. I remember in the early 90's my dad had a cyclo and only got rid of it because he went in with some neighbors on an equipment sharing agreement. My in-laws still keep one around for sweet corn.

Might check craigslist in your area. Or search through tractorhouse. I bet you could find something within a few hundred miles pretty easy.

Verified FBN Member (ND)

The IH Cyclo 500 would be a good planter as we use that for planting sweet corn.

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sweet corn is what I'm going to plant largest field is only 30 acres only 1 on Craigslist in my area and to high wants $4200 for a 4 row

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Look for a John Deere 494a. It’s what I use, should be able to find one from $200-$500. Great little planters, just need a little work normally to get them tip top.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

Yes as mentioned we also planted sweet corn with ours. I would really stick to at least a 800-900 cycle model

Verified FBN Member (IL)

*****’s planter would be a good one. We use to use same model 30 years ago

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thanks to everyone I am new to any kind of row crop have always been beef but times have changed any advice is greatly appreciated

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I can take hitch off for transport if needed.

Verified FBN Member (NE)

You could also check Auction Time dot com as they have lots of equipment on auction.

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My two cent on 30 acres of sweet corn. Find a cyclo, the cost of sweet corn seed to keep 4 boxes planting till the end with a jd 7000 or similar is a real problem. I can replant a lot of ground w my old cyclo and a bag of seed where I couldn't even get started with my jd 7000 and a bag of seed. You won't get a picket fence stand w a cyclo, but I doubt that is as big a deal w sweet corn and the shorter tubes on a four row will help some with spacing too.

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Very true.

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Not sure if you have found a planter yet. But I’ve got a White 5100 4-30 for sale. Rebuilt with around 200 acres on it. No-tills, trash whippers and spike closing wheels. Working monitor also. Located in southern IL.

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******* any idea what you want for your white

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I’d like $2500.

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Here’s a few pictures of it

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The IH400 4r38 is not recommended for No-till or hillsides. If you intend to work the dirt and minimize row unit bounce, you'll get along fine. Price negotiable.

The IH900, JD7000/JD7200/***** and White are better No-till and come with a little more down pressure.

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