If you keep missing rains but have planting to finish, I’d like to outline some common mistakes made when it’s hard and dry. Relying on… Read More »Plant in the Dust and the Seeder Won’t Adjust
JD 50/60/90/Pro-series drills
Inconsistent seed placement is a primary reason why many soybean producers have to up their seeding rate as much as 20%, compared to a planter,… Read More »Can UniForce reduce seeding rates and improve yield?
The first thing to evaluate is the condition of your tires. Does the tire still have a square lip that contacts the opener blade to… Read More »Do I need a different gauge wheel tire and/or tire & rim on my planter or drill?
What are the most important items to repair and/or replace when the budget is tight? While Exapta has a multitude of solutions to completely rebuild and… Read More »Ballin’ on a Budget: What to replace on JD 50/60/90 openers when grain prices are low.
Because there are several bushing kit options marketed, we field this question often, “Which bushing kit is the best fit for me, and why?” Of course,… Read More »Which Bushing kits are best for your JD 50/60/90 series drill?
If you notice a lot of wear on the depth-adjustment mechanism (the plate with the notches in it, as well as the knob), it’s probably… Read More »‘Cover-Plate’ Wear on JD 60/90/Pro-series Drills
We’ve been waiting decades for Deere to come out with improvements to their 90-series no-till drill openers. Now that it’s finally happened, it’s mostly a yawn—almost… Read More »Deere ‘Pro’-series NT drills: Worth it?