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Machinery

Planter preference

Im looking at updating my corn planter in the next year. Ive got a jd 1770 24r30 that is tired. Thinking of going to a DB60. Has anyone done the puk deal and put new units on a old bar? Is it better to have active air for row units and row cleaners or are the hyd worth the money? I need section control because we have alot of mud holes to go around. Was thinking the 5E row units. Maybe just order new and get what I want and better financing?

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Our operation currently runs a DB 90 Max Emerge 5e. We had a planter with *********** active air row cleaners. NEVER AGAIN. Hydraulic down force and row cleaners are a must in our operation with us being strictly no till. We come to find out with the row mounted row cleaners that they end up fighting the row unit downforce. For example, soil requiring high downforce was alone maxing out the row un...

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I Don’t have experience with the air bags or other section control but we did have an old “tired” planter updated at the local Deere dealer. The difference in hydraulic and electric drive from the old spring and chain was astounding. We had a few issues with our also tired tractor and it took forever for the shop to work the kinks out, but after that everything went well. Obviously the person bu...

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