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    Default Re: JD 7000 planter vs. 71 model

    I'm another watching the planter threads closely. Thanks for asking about the 7000 vs 71, LabLuvR, I was wondering also. I am looking at buying a planter and have been looking around, also. Thanks FarmWJunk.
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    Default Re: JD 7000 planter vs. 71 model

    I just missed out on a 4 row in the Market Bulletin at a steal. Just my luck, a day late and $10 short!

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    Default Re: JD 7000 planter vs. 71 model

    If you are looking to earn a profit planting small plots with a 2-row planter, you might want to consider an even older planter like the JD model 246 because they come with fertilizer attachments. The model 71 2-rows are nearly impossible to find with fertilizer attachments. The rising cost of fertilizer has made broadcasting fertilizer on row crops very expensive compared to dropping it only on the rows where it does the most good. Model 71's are much better suited for larger row applications (6,8,12, etc) where on-row liquid fertilizer is used (not an economical option for little 2-row units). This is why FWJ got his MF planter and is looking to dump the 71 2-row.

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    Default Re: JD 7000 planter vs. 71 model

    I have liquid fertilizer rigged up on my 71 Flex 4 row planter and it cost about $350 to get set up for the pump, hose, and the rheostat thing to control the pump, plus the tank. So not a real big expense for the few acres I do, it costs more but is simple. If you broadcast the fertilizer and then rig up an infurrow treatment with your planter, it might be as simple as you are going to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolc123
    This is why FWJ got his MF planter and is looking to dump the 71 2-row.

    WRONG! I got the MF#39 because I'm attemting to find all the implements that would have been available for the MF150 (tractor) at the time it was new. I'll use it to plant a popcorn crop this year, yes, but more from a nostalgia rationale than any other reason. Dumping? Far from that. Originally, I purchased my #71's NEW as an asssembled 4-row planter. I took it apart to use as a 2-row for planting sweet corn when I quit planting a corn crop a few years ago. My son is planning on planting about 60 acres of feed corn and approx. 25 acres of soybeans this year. He wanted to re-assemble the 4-row planter for that. I just purchased a few #70 Deere Flex planter units to build up a 2-row planter, which I will finally add a Cole sidebander fertilizer attachment that I have located. The 70/71 planter is so far superior to any other conventional plate planters in their price range (and below) that I'll find a way to get the fertilizer where it needs to go.
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    Default Re: JD 7000 planter vs. 71 model

    Quote Originally Posted by Tritonman
    I have liquid fertilizer rigged up on my 71 Flex 4 row planter and it cost about $350 to get set up for the pump, hose, and the rheostat thing to control the pump, plus the tank. So not a real big expense for the few acres I do, it costs more but is simple. If you broadcast the fertilizer and then rig up an infurrow treatment with your planter, it might be as simple as you are going to get.
    That's what I did with my 4-row #71's when I was still farming. I had a pair of 60 gallon tanks, mounted saddle style on each side of the tractor (w/ a frame underslung from the loader mounting points of the tractor) , a pto pump, and applicator knives 3" to the side of each row. I used a very simple 1/4" ball valve to throttle down the flow to regulate the volume of product. It worked to perfection for the 15 years I used that arraingment. The issue with that in many cases would be finding an adaquate supply of liquid fertilizer of the correct type if you lived in a non crop farming area.

    With the increase in popularity of smaller 2-row planters of recent years, especially for the hobby farming market, I wouldn't be at all suprised to see an aftermarket add-on fertilizer attachment, much like the old Cole sideband applicator. Hmmmm! Time to put my thinking cap on!
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    Default Re: JD 7000 planter vs. 71 model

    With the cost of fertilizer an attachment to the planter would almost be a must have item. I need to find me a planter with the fert hoppers. Makes no sense to waste precious fert if I can help it, just too high priced these days.

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    Default Re: JD 7000 planter vs. 71 model

    Good News

    Yetter who now makes the JD 71 says someone has just started to make an aftermarket fert for the Yetter 71. Go on Yetters website and you can DL the owner manual for the Yetter 71. A lot of the pictures are green and yellow ie copied right out of the JD manual. I just received this info from Yetter about the after market fert hopper but won't get back to my home computer with the link for next few days. I will try to email the letter from Yetter to RedBug who could post the link.
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    Default Re: JD 7000 planter vs. 71 model

    This is the letter from Yetter that SCDolphin, (Hugh), got about adding an aftermarket fertilizer option to the model 71. Someone does offer an add on for that model! We need to find out prices, though.


    Hugh,
    I don't have a complete parts price list for this item. I can give you prices if you tell me what parts you are needing. Here is a link to our manual for that planter so you can identify the part #'s needed.
    Are you looking to side dress liquid or dry? If dry, you can call Holland Trasplanter, they have developed a 2 row dry system to go with our planter. Phone # 616-392-3579 and you would want to speak with Hugh. If you are looking for liquid we have fertilizer coulters you could buy from us but you would need a pump and other stuff also.
    If you have any other questions, feel free to call me.
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    Default Re: JD 7000 planter vs. 71 model

    Wow! That is great news guys. Thanks for the post!

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