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What is the best tractor for pulling a planter? narrow tires, wide LSW's, 2 tracks or 4 tracks?

I am looking to upgrade planter tractors, so i can carry more liquid fertilizer. I would like to hold 500 to 750 gallons. My current tractor is already undersized/underpowered its a 260 magnum with LSW's. I farm a lot of hills and my planter is a heavier model a Case 1200pt with 400 gallons capacity it's certainly not a light. Just wondering what people think/know is the best. the tractor would also be used for grain cart and some tile plowing. But with the tractor putting in the best crop possible is by far top of the list priority!

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I plant corn and beans in 22 inch rows.

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We are looking towards the Deere 8370RX 18” wide on 120” track spacing

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But cases hydraulics *****!

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Which pump do you have on your case

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If you're asking me what pump I have the tractor pump is a standard pump, however I do have a pto pump that runs half of the hydro on the pl...

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following, currently have JD 8420 pulling 60' planter. getting to be time to upgrade with the similar desires as *********. Ran a buddies ...

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We plant with 4 wheel drive, regular sized tires carrying 500 gallons of fertilizer. No problems with stand or emergence at all. We have J...

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We run an 8430 with no duals in front with a 400 gal tank out front on a 16 row planter. I think front duals would help us. I’ve never plant...

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Have tried all of the aforementioned tractors on our 24 row Kinze planter. Planter carries bulk fill, 700 g starter, 200 g in...

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I have pulled a 24r30inch 1770nt planter with a 9430 jd for two years now with 800/ 38 duals. Spring 2018 was dry and had no issues with cr...

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We currently run a rowtrac with 18inch belts, what a disaster it was this past year, made deeper ruts than our 1265 36R20 planter, too much ...

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+1, Our narrow tracks were worn out In 1500hrs. Updated to 24" through case because of short life to 24" tracks. 24" one's have about 2000 h...

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I use 36” tracks and plant in the tracks with 20” rows. Emergence has been identical vs the neighboring rows. Sure is nice to have the tra...

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Are you planting 2 rows into the tracks or did you center the tracks over one row?

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Two rows into each track.

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We run wide tracks 36" on a Case 560 Quadtrack. They don't match the tracks on the planter. I though the tractor was the right price and we ...

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Traded both 8370rt's off on 8370rx's. Don't use any liquid on the planet. All AA out front. That's the best way to do it in my opinion

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I think they look like they would work good vs the 2 track **.

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We are hoping so! Certainly feel more comfortable concerning turn ruts.

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Our RX will also be used for strip till applying P&K in the fall.

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We have a row track on a planter with 24" tracks. It works good.

We also have mt700 cats and a jd8360rt with 18". The JD works fine on the ...

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I am primarily a deere guy. But my planter tractor is a challenger 765c. I am running 18 inch tracks on 120 centers with 400 gallon of tanks...

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We use LSW 1250"s on our 310 magnum pulling 24 row 20" 1240 planter. Planter has 600 gallon tanks on it. Used to have skinny duals front and...

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I spray 20000 acres a year custom for dozens of different farm operations, and I have noticed that the farmers who plant with tracked tracto...

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We run a Case IH 540 Quadtrac on a 47 row 15 inch precision setup planter that also has tracks. We are able to plant at around 9 miles/hr an...

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Just want to thank everyone for posting comments and opinions. Anyone have experience using a 9000 series 2 Track Deere pulling a 40-44 ft p...

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9470rt w/36" tracks berms less than our old 8370rt. used to have 44ft planter , now 66' so turns aren't that tight.

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Well you already got red so you know what you got go to the 340 will do more than you need and fuel will not be much different I had a 280 t...

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There probably all good if they have enough hp and hydrolics and as much flotation as you can get as long as your row units are not in a tir...

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