Sunday, March 8, 2009

New Planter

Looking through the latest farm magazine, I saw that Deere is starting production on their new planter. Before I link to any pictures, let me illustrate how big this thing is.

When I was helping my dad as a kid he had a 4 row planter. When I started farming for myself I bought a 6 row planter. Several of my neighbors had 8 row rigs, both 8 wide (38") and my father-in-law had 8 narrow (30").

The farm where I work now had a 16 row (30") when I started, now they have a 24 (30").

This video is something I found on YouTube which shows a 24 row planter, turn the volume down, this guy has the stereo cranked up.

That's 24 30" rows, 60 feet wide.

We have at least two neighbors who are trading DB90s for one of the new DB120s 48 30" rows, they were among the first to have the 36 row 30" spaced DB90s so they get first shot at the new rig.