Verified FBN Member (NE)


Looking into different closing systems on John Deere Planter

We have a 1770 JD planter and plant into no-till conditions. We have ran schlagel closing wheels in the past, which we liked. Switched to Copperheads last year when we got a different JD planter and ran into issues with wet soils and air pockets.. So we are looking at different options again this year. What are people's thoughts on the Fast Trac system similar to Case IH system, *********, or any other options?


Verified FBN Member (IA)

Look into STP Prescription Tillage Technology disc openers, they are sawtoothed and don’t look like they would work..but they do. The company contends we have an opener problem not a closure problem why we can’t always get the furrows closed. They are expensive, they have a leading edge because disc pairs are different dia. Did 600acres of notill 2019 and they worked great only problem is they che...


Verified FBN Member (IN)

In 2012 I put on the Dawn 3 bolt hubs that make switching the wheel quick. I ordered enough curvetines and rubber wheels to run 2 of each or 1 and 1. I started with 1 curvetine 1 rubber and have never saw a reason to change from that. I did add drag chains to level the small ridge. We have ran all types of tillage, most of the no till has been in sand. A quick change of down pressure spring is t...