Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    63
    Location
    Sagaponack, NY
    Tractor
    JD 755 1993

    Default Seeder advice

    I am looking to seed wildflowers, sunflowers, and feed corn.
    On 2 acres.

    One dealer has recommended a befco greenrite 58" 100 lb. seeder/aertor. It seems like buying a ferrari to go to the supermarket.

    Wouldn't a spreader do the job for the wild flowers? What would I use then to pack it into the ground?

    For the corn, is there something simpler and lighter (and less expensive) to plant the feed corn?

    All help much appreciated. This would be used behind a JD 4300.

    Rob


  2. #2
    Super Star Member Egon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    17,313
    Location
    Nova Scotia, Canada

    Default Re: Seeder advice

    For two acres you might be able to do it by broadcasting by hand and then harrowing.

    Egon

  3. #3
    Super Member RobS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    6,233
    Location
    SW Michigan
    Tractor
    John Deere 790

    Default Re: Seeder advice

    Check with your local co-op, ducks unlimited, pheasants unlimited etc. Sometimes they have seeders available for free to people putting in wildlife food plots. In our area pheasants unlimited has access (or owns?) a Brillion seeder that they will loan. Your DNR may be of help also [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Posts
    179
    Location
    Southwest Indiana north of Evansville
    Tractor
    NH TC45D

    Default Re: Seeder advice

    With 2 acres, I would go with a hand broadcaster/over the shoulder model. When I planted about 1/5 acres to flower that is what I did. Then I used a lawn roller when finished.

    Paul

  5. #5
    Rch
    Rch is offline
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    658
    Location
    Central Wisconsin
    Tractor
    1986 Ford 1910 with 770B (FORD) loader, 4 MFWD; 1986 Bolens G214,back hoe,loader,MFWD (Iseki) 21 hp)

    Default Re: Seeder advice

    I helped a friend plant 2 acres of wildflowers. The seed was so small they mixed it with vermiculite and hand broadcasted it in order to see where they had been. 10 years ago that was $2700 worth of seed !

  6. #6
    DDT
    DDT is offline
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Posts
    960
    Location
    Tescott, Kansas
    Tractor
    Kubota L5740/cab with air ride seat

    Default Re: Seeder advice

    sagaponack
    The guys are right. for a one time thing so broad cast the seed, if your going to plant wildlike plots alot then a 4' landpride is what I use.
    If your were closer to me you could borrow it.
    To plant corn this is what I used, a 2 row dempster planter. I built a new 1 row so this one is going to the auction this month.

  7. #7
    DDT
    DDT is offline
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Posts
    960
    Location
    Tescott, Kansas
    Tractor
    Kubota L5740/cab with air ride seat

    Default Re: Seeder advice

    Well I will try to get the pic on
    Attached Images Attached Images

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    63
    Location
    Sagaponack, NY
    Tractor
    JD 755 1993

    Default Re: Seeder advice

    It seems like a broadcast spreader with a lawn roller would be best for wildflowers (any disagreement?).

    What would be a decent attachment for the JD 4300 to plant the feed corn without going all the way to the $3500 1,000 pound device by befco. I noted that JD has an $1,100 seeder for its compacts.

    Thanks again

    Rob

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    63
    Location
    Sagaponack, NY
    Tractor
    JD 755 1993

    Default Re: Seeder advice

    Thanks. So you use that with what size tractor?

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    110
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Tractor
    New Holland TC33D

    Default Re: Seeder advice

    My suggestion for the seed corn is to look for an old 1R or 2R 3pt planter - there is a couple on ebay from time to time or try <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.sweettractors.com/>Sweet Tractor</A>

    Another alternative - more hand work - but it might be worth it just to plant seed corn is a hand seeder by <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.green-n-easy.com/1001-b.htm/>earthway</A> .

    I purchased a used John deere 71 Flexi Planter for sweet corn off ebay for $650. But these go for $1000+ new. Sweet Tractor has both new and used - a little pricey. Used 2R go for at least $200 in operating condition.

    Hope this helps.

    Eric

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2013 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.