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Old 04-05-2012, 01:07 PM   post #1 of 13
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i have a pair of ground chain driven old burch 2 row planters, along with several drive cogs and plates to change seed type and population rates.

i have not seen a manual in years for one of these, and need to increase the plate rotation speed,

i have always used a small flat seed, but this year i bought a med round seed

so i was getting a populatin of 32000 per acre, with a 24 cell plate, driven by a 8 tooth plate cog.

so the only plates i have to fit the new corn are 18 cell, do i go to a 6 tooth smaller cog, or to a 10 tooth larger cog to get back to the 32000 population?

i can not remember,i want to get it set up during the wet weather today
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Putting a larger gear will increase the plate speed if it is on the plate drive .But also changing the drive sprocket will also change planting rates.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:43 PM   post #3 of 13
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thanks, i will give it a try tomorrow, put some seed in and test it while it is in the air, i use to have a manual, but that was long ago,

back then, i could even set the fertilizer amounts but have no ideal what opening width and cog set up for fertizer in the row now, my fertize system is in working order, and i think the last time i used them i had it set to deliver about 2-300 lbs to the acre, but that was 30 years ago,

darn stuff has gotten so high i'm thinking i might revert to buying in bulk, and filling the boxes with a bucket, they charge to much for the bagged type
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even a blind hog will find an acorn on ocassion,

i just got back from a 5 hour journey where i bought a great tool bar mounted burch 6 row narrow planter set up for beans, also got 3 additional seed hoppers over 120 plates that will plant anything, from millet to watermelons, a box full of different drive cogs and a pick up bed of nos planter parts,including some good fertilize hopper assemblie's swords and disk openers. chain, ect
and last but not least a operators and parts manual

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That was a great deal .But have you thought of converting to liquid fertilizer?
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That was a great deal .But have you thought of converting to liquid fertilizer?
no, all i crop is about 20 acres of food plots for the wildlife, i am not in doing it for commercial gain.

I broadcast fertilizer, so i do not need the fertilizer boxes for my on use.

picking up this 6 row unit, with the spare seed boxes will let me set up at least 5 sets of great two row planters, of which i will keep 1 and sell the remainder. to other small farmers or hunters

around here 2 row planters wil bring 350-1300 depending on condition, and these are very solid units , i just need to come up with 1 short tool bar and put in a little work to be able to sell these with a good assortment of plates
and cogs to allow the buyer to plant whatever they may want to plant

burch started buisness in 1867 and still sell these basic same planters today
and there price on a new 2 row set is over $3400, these planters will plant as good as any unit ever built

built in the usa and built to last

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That was a great deal .But have you thought of converting to liquid fertilizer?
no, all i crop is about 20 acres of food plots for the wildlife, i am not in doing it for commercial gain.

I broadcast fertilizer, so i do not need the fertilizer boxes for my on use.

picking up this 6 row unit, with the spare seed boxes will let me set up at least 5 sets of great two row planters, of which i will keep 1 and sell the remainder. to other small farmers or hunters

around here 2 row planters wil bring 350-1300 depending on condition, and these are very solid units , i just need to come up with 1 short tool bar and put in a little work to be able to sell these with a good assortment of plates
and cogs to allow the buyer to plant whatever they may want to plant

burch started buisness in 1867 and still sell these basic same planters today
and there price on a new 2 row set is over $3400

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i found this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Burc...item25612cdf99
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What are they set on 24-26 in. centers .And the look to be in great shape.
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What are they set on 24-26 in. centers .And the look to be in great shape.
they are set on 18" right now and set up for beans, at a rate of 80lb per acre
the nos parts where surprizeing, 3 swords,2 seed assemlies never been on a planter, ones on planter in great shape,
just weathered from open shed exposure, the swords on the planter where replaced just before he went no till, all units run free and smooth.


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that is for there twin row planters
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up date

well i gave $400. 00 for the 6 row and spare parts,

i have sold one 1 row unit and a few parts for well over $750,and still have 3 two rows and a lot of plates and parts left to sell

also i have built myself a 2 row unit that works like a charm, i planted 6 acres of corn yesterday afternoon with it and it did not miss a beat, will finish today on the remaining 9 acres, i have to plant
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:40 PM   post #13 of 13
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update

i have sold out of planter units, sent planters to arkansaw, alabama, other parts all over the country, ohio to texas, many people where looking for plates and other parts

turned the $400 investment into $2200 in just over a month, and still have a large selection of plates
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