Seed Boots & Stabilizers

  • For JD 90-series boots. Patented, simple, bolton device designed to fit between the main opener arm boot pivot flanges and the seed boot, eliminating the up and down movement of the seed boot and allowing for a consistent furrow and more even seed placement. Includes necessary hardware & new seed boot pivot pin.

    $40.00
  • For 50-series boots. Patented, simple, bolton device designed to fit between the main opener arm boot pivot flanges and the seed boot, eliminating the up and down movement of the seed boot and allowing for a consistent furrow and more even seed placement. Includes necessary hardware & new seed boot pivot pin.

    $40.00
  • Temporarily out of stock, call to be added to the waitlist. Includes shoulder bolt. (also fits 60-series if seed tubes are updated) uses the same high-chrome alloy that JD uses in their Extended Wear boots. Uses a unique shoulder-bolt to eliminate the problematic slop in the attachment holes—this is the best fix available. The ultra-high-quality you’ve come to expect from Aricks of Australia.
    $125.00
  • Clamps tight against shank ears; boot swivels on bolt. Eliminates slop in boot attachment for better seed placement. Works perfectly with Needham boots, or drill out other brands of boots to fit (shoulders are 16mm diameter).

    $12.00

All About Seed Boot Slop

For proper seed placement inspect your drill for up/down slop in the seed boot attachment point. Even on a brand-new drill, this play is excessive and should be reduced (note that you don’t want to eliminate all movement—there needs to be a little for the boot to align flush with the blade, and to let straw clear out).

Pro-Stitch Seed Boot Stabilizer is a patented, simple, bolt-on device designed to fit between the main opener arm boot pivot flanges and the seed boot, eliminating the up and down movement of the seed boot and allowing for a consistent furrow and more even seed placement.

The specially designed Aricks shoulder-bolt, is another option, that will eliminate the problematic vertical slop in the attachment holes. The shoulder bolt transfers the pivot from the worn holes in the arm to the shoulder, cutting the up/down movement to 1/8″.  Also fits 60-series if seed tubes are updated. The shoulder bolts work with Aricks seed boots or by drilling out existing seed boots.

Pro-Stitch Seed Boot Stabilizer installed. These can be adjusted to keep the tension from one season to the next.

As evident in the photo, above and left, movement in the boot attachment can be very damaging to structural components and parts on your machine.

The Stabilizer fix eliminates this unwanted movement, preserving the integrity of the structural components of the drill, while maintaining accurate seed placement.

“Aricks Seed Boots remove that vertical play that we see with original boots, keeping the structural integrity of the opener intact. I’ve had mine on for four years and can tell you they are just as wear resistant as the Extended wear JD boots. I also have the Exapta ninja strips and can see I will get a much greater life from these compared to the originals.”
Glen Trewick
Elmore, VIC, Australia, Exapta Customer since 2018