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    Default No-till planter vs. Overseeder

    Are they two different types of equipment? I want to plant some deer food plots and overseed some pastures. Just curious if there is one implement to do it all? Thanks!

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    Default Re: No-till planter vs. Overseeder

    From what I learned here on TBN they are two different beasts. An over seeder will plant seed closer together with more depth control and the trailing wheels will cover and pack the seed. It was said that a no till planter with the proper seed plate will do a reasonable job if you come back over the area with a culti packer to bed the seed.

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    Default Re: No-till planter vs. Overseeder

    Okay, sounds reasonable. I'm still curious which of the two, if any, would be good for both food plots and pastures? I'm confused! LOL!!

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    Default Re: No-till planter vs. Overseeder

    Do a search for a recent tread titled "Grain Drill vs. Grass Drill".

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    Default Re: No-till planter vs. Overseeder

    Tried that search, no results. Thanks though.

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    Default Re: No-till planter vs. Overseeder

    Quote Originally Posted by LabLuvR
    Tried that search, no results. Thanks though.
    Try this link to the thread referred to above

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/a...***-drill.html

    Also, this chart may be of interest:

    http://www.acidist.com/Kasco/images/...ON%20CHART.pdf

    Good luck

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    Default Re: No-till planter vs. Overseeder

    In the big world of farming the no till planter saves money, time and erosion for the cotton and various other farmers. They spray grass killer as the planter rows and plants the seed. Generally for more row crops IMO.

    I looked up the overseeder, that just looks like an expensive way to "plant" the seeds (winter rye for example), instead of just tossing them on top of the ground. they will probably come up better with this thing.

    But are you just doing basic small deer food plots? Usually we just disk up the area, broadcast out some seed, then drag or lightly disk again.
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    Default Re: No-till planter vs. Overseeder

    A overseeder is for planting yards, lawns ect. were a 2" or 3" row spacing is needed for a thick planting. The no till drill will work fine for the food plots and fields.
    They both have there place of use.
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    Default Re: No-till planter vs. Overseeder

    Thanks guys. I'm looking to start up a food plot business here in SC. The one implement I'm lacking is some type of planter. The no-till would probably be the best but also the most expensive. I'm having a hard time trying to justify the cost on a start up business. May just look at regular grain drill or row planters.

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    Default Re: No-till planter vs. Overseeder

    I sell a bunch of 71 planters on ebay. Do a search for corn planter to see a couple of them.

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