Planter accessories used for?????

Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:46 pm

Went to a tractor show today at which was this planter.
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I can understand the seed cans and the fertilizer cans but what are the small can between the fertilizer cans and the two containers behind the press wheels used for? I doubt the small can holds a gallon.
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There were two of these one of which had 246-247 decaled on it. I googled this model but wasn't able to find one equipped this way. Vern

Re: Planter accessories used for?????

Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:57 pm

insecticide, I think it was called a chemical box

Re: Planter accessories used for?????

Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:02 pm

I know that Gandy made some for IH they were Herbicide/Pesticide hoppers

Re: Planter accessories used for?????

Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:01 pm

Yep, The small hopper in between the planter units was used for applying granular insecticide to try to prevent wire worms, billbugs, etc. in corn. When I was really little we had a two row JD planter with a Gandy unit on it, set up in a similar manner, but it was not IH. As I recall they were putting out Furidan with it.

The hoppers at the very back would have probably been used to put out a granular herbicide right over the row. In the early 80s my dad had a set of four JD 71 (similiar to an IH 185) unit planters on a toolbar that had two hoppers just like that on them. In that case one was for insecticide and one was for herbicide.

Al