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JD 1895 Air seeder

Looking at updating seeders looks like there are a lot of disc drills out there. We do mostly no till and are running the JD 1870 now and are looking at going to another 1870 or switching to the 1895, we like the way the nh3 seals up on the 1870 as they use a point on the fertilizer shank versus the old bourgault coulters on the 5710 we had before the 1870. The 1895 is using a coulter for the nh3 and a closing wheel how's the sealing up working? I know a lot of people went away from nh3 but still works the best for us. Anybody running the 1895 that didn't like them for some reason and went to something else?

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We found the vaderstad is quite a bit less money for more options otherwise is pretty close to same concept as JD1870 they both run 2 shanks...

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Thanks for the reply, that seems comparable to swapping out all the wear parts on a conventional planter in my neck of the woods


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Couldn’t sleep last night and went deep down the hoe drill rabbit hole. John Deere made an 1820 that seems to be in my price range now (15-2...

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Could a seed hawk be used for cover crops and wheat? Have never seen one down south, but I’m interested in a one pass machine to get away fr...

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Definitely, we seed canola at 5lbs or under and treated durum at 130 lbs


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I seed at 5 to 5.5 with single side band openers on 12” spacing. I don’t use the twin wing


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What speeds are you seeding at with a twin wing on 10”?


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A 12” shank spacing SeedHawk will give you 9” between 3” paired rows with twin wing opener. The 10” shank spacing will give you 7” between ...

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A disk drill costs 2.5 times as much as a SeedHawk to own, operate, and maintain. Seedhawk knives can run for up to 35,000 acres on the wid...

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sounds like a salesman. have to correct you on the highest resale. been to several sales with the seed hawk as the airseeder. The auction...

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Thanks for the information, unfortunately the bigger problem anymore is the dealerships are becoming few and far between limiting our option...

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What if we need tighter row spacing to push forage yields? And Trash flow on tight spacing. Those are my seedhawk issues.


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Maintaining a disk drill is a lot of work. To keep them in top notch shape I would say it takes a few days of work every winter on average. ...

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Don’t forget to look at SeedHawk by Vaderstad. Excellent fertilizer placement, accurate seed placement, and metering and section control is...

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