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    Default Deere 71 Flex Planter Seed Plates

    I have a 2 row planter and will be panting 5 acres of corn shortly. The bags say the corn seed size is F17 and was wondering what plates matched up to that. I can't seem to figure it out. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Deere 71 Flex Planter Seed Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by LeadPoison
    I have a 2 row planter and will be panting 5 acres of corn shortly. The bags say the corn seed size is F17 and was wondering what plates matched up to that. I can't seem to figure it out. Thanks.

    I do believe that'll be a medium flat seed. Since you have a Deere planter (that uses type B plates) they should use a B17, and depending on spacing you're after, either 16, 20 or 24 cell plate. The "F" should indicate a flat seed (as opposed to ROUND) 17 is standard Lustran cell size. (30/64ths X 11/64ths X 20/64ths) It's up to your intended spacing (and gear selection on plater drive chain) as to what cell count you use.

    Again, choices should be B17-16, B17-20, or B17-24

    Get an idea of what sort of seed spacing you want, (plants per acre population) then look over the gearing chart (that SHOULD be on the inside of the chain gaurd, OR, in the operators manual) Select gearing and cell count that works best and then you have it! If you have a choice,(2 different cell counts can deliver seed at spacing you're after) always go with the MOST cells per plate/lowest planter speed you can. (slower gearing) That combination is gentler with the seed.
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    Default Re: Deere 71 Flex Planter Seed Plates

    Thanks. I was leaning towrds the B17 plate but just didn't know for sure. I do have the operators manual and I will check the gear settings.

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    Default Re: Deere 71 Flex Planter Seed Plates

    That'd be the ones!
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