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Dumbest question ever about Cole planter

Postby rexxon » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:59 pm

Looking to do some planting have 2 medium flat corn plates same size cells just one is 12 cell the other 18 I can change the speed gear to get 8"spacing with either seed plate. Is there any advantage to less or more cells when the end result is 8" with either??????

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Re: Dumbest question ever about Cole planter

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:22 pm

Having never used a Cole, I would think either should work as well as long as you can get the seed spacing you want. If the seed is not well sized to the cells, rotation speed of the plate may have some effect on how uniformly it feeds the seeds. I would guess slower speed may work better if that is a problem.

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Re: Dumbest question ever about Cole planter

Postby Bill Hudson » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:15 pm

I would think the 18-cell plate would rotate slower than the 12-cell for the same 8" spacing. On those older planters, slower plate rotation should be better.

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