Home made one row planter

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Home made one row planter

Postby Wilbilly » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:13 pm

Has any one had any experience adapting a multiple row planter into a one row for a cub? Iv got a 4 row john deere that was given to me and iv been trying to figure out how to make a single row planter for the cub out of it. The part that really got me stumped is the planter units all are driven off the transport wheels. If any one has any experience with this I really appreciate the help, I'm sure I'm no t the frist person with this idea lol. Idk if it make any difference but my planter is a 480 john deere I think it an old plate planter. Thank agin

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Re: Home made one row planter

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:22 am

It can be done, one way or another. It depends on the original design of the planter. You can drive it several ways, again depending on the original. Maybe you could drive it with the Cub drive sprocket. What i see shows the 480 as a rear mounted machine that is driven by a sprocket on the tractor axle. How about pictures?

If it is a pull-behind machine, some have been cut down to 2 rows and left in the original general form.

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Re: Home made one row planter

Postby Wilbilly » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:39 am

This isn't my planter but just like it. The transport wheels r what drive the planter with a drive shaft. The cover or press wheel on the back has the sprocket that drives the insecticides boxes. I'm trying to figure out how to get the press wheels to drive the planter unit. Image

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Re: Home made one row planter

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:23 am

The following thread may not be exactly what you want, as the project was intended for a Fast Hitch Cub. You may be able to get some ideas from it, though. The setup in the thread did work well. I observed it at the Black-eyed Susan Cubfest several years ago.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41939&p=347211&hilit=planter#p347211
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Re: Home made one row planter

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:49 am

Doesn't look like a 480. Look here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/John-Deere-480- ... 2548.l4275

The one in your picture looks like the insecticide boxes aren't hooked up and the press wheel is driving the seed boxes. You should be able to reverse either the seed box or shaft in it to line up the sprockets for driving from the press wheel. If the fertilizer boxes are all driven from a common shaft, driving them from the press wheel may not be as easy. Maybe you can cut a section of the shaft that would give you a place to mount a sprocket.

Those things are all a little like an erector set. You just need to decide what you want it to look like.

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Re: Home made one row planter

Postby Wilbilly » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:07 pm

It may not a 480 that was just the number that came to mind. 1180 mite be iv got three and there all diffrent numbers but made the same basic design.
The round bucket shape one is the seed hopper. The back one is insecticide, I'm not sure on the middle one mine has neither one but it dose have the sprockets to drive them.


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