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BrentinND 120078 104 CIH 950 Cyclo Planter set up for one-pass either
CIH 950 Cyclo Planter set up for one-pass
2001 MX 220 pulling a front fold CIH 950 Cyclo planter. I
have added Flexicoil FSO openers to side band liquid
nitrogen and sulfer. The tanks on the planter carry liquid
phos and zinc and place starter fertilizer in furrow. Have
also added a set of Martin trash cleaners. Two Dempster
pumps supply the liquid to Redball moniters. Behind the
planter I pull a 1500 gal caddy. Planter is a 12 row 30"
machine, MX is set up on 60" and 120", duals front and back,
liquid caddy is also on 120" spacing
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Photos are taken in North Central North Dakota, a nontypical
corn growing area. I have had very good success growing
corn here in a one pass no-till system. I started this 200
acre field on April 28. Wheat stubble averaged 10-14" in
height. I planted a 83 and a 85 day Dekalb hybreds at a
population of 27,300 seeds per acre.
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another view
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Pulling the Bandwagon behind the planter was my biggest
concern when designing the system. After hooking it on the
first time i was more than pleased with how easy it pulls,
even when fully loaded with 16,000 lbs of 28-0-0. It does
not make the planter side draft on hills and still allows me
to make tight 12 row turns without excessive headlands.
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Pulling up to reload fertilizer. I finished welding the
framework for the FSO's and mounted then the morning of the
28th. I had been doing quite a bit of trial and error in
this field, but i was getting close to what i was looking
for in fert placement and seed placement.
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A closer look at the framework i added and the FSO's. The
FSO's are placing 28-0-0 and 15-0-0-20 at a rate of 30 gals
an acre 3.5" to the side of the seed row and 2" below the
seed. In furrow i am appling 8.5 gals of 10-34-0 plus .5
gal of chelated zinc. This combonation allows me to plant
50 acres between fills.
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Two semis carry all of my fert and seed for a day. The
front truck is carring the 28-0-0 and the back has the
10-34-0 and zinc. The tender is used mainly for soybeans
and pinto bean seed. Corn seed I carry in the back of my
service truck.
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This is how the field looked after planting. The ridge in
the background was a bit of a pull, but when ya got Magnum
Power there is no hill too large to slow ya down!!!!!!!!!
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Another view of the field. A freak cloud came over me that
afternoon and it started snowing them large flakes you see
in the black dirt. It only lasted for 10 minutes but i had
to stop and take a picture of it, first time i had ever
planted when it was snowing out!
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July 10th this was the corn, we had a record cold May and
June up to this point, finally got some sun in July. Even
with the below average temps I was very pleased with the
results of the planter and the stand.
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Photo taken on Sept 5, Aug was extremely cold for us, the
corn was behind but was still confidant in it making
maturity.
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Taken Saturday Oct 23, am very pleased
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Ya have to love Dekalb corn, light frost, still weighs 52#
and was 22% moisture. I know some of you may think that is
a failure, but for the year we had that is a major success
for me.
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one more
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Looking at planter from cab, planting into soybean stubble,
tanks getting pretty low!
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again looking back, sorry window was not very clean
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View from the front planting into canola stubble
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FSO's and row units in planting position
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Martin row cleaners doing a great job of moving trash
allowing great seed placement and depth control for row
unit. Also allowing that narrow strip to warm up faster to
promote germination, yet still conserving moisture between
the rows.
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Planting soybeans directly into old corn stalks.
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This was very new to me, as you can see in this photo i had
some adjusting to do yet. The field turned out well for me,
not the best but also not the worst. I mark it all up to
education, a learning curve.
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Again weather was not in my favor this summer and fall, late
planting do to wet conditions, cold weather, early frost.
Just gonna keep my head up and try again next year!!
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Great pictures. Thanks for sharing. Hard to believe you
guys can grow corn in the Dakotas with such little moisture.
Very nice planter. How did you decide the row cleaners
were sufficient without a coulter. Row cleaners are
definitely worthwhile to get a clean strip, reduce
hairpinning, and soil warm up. Guess I would have a hard
time running without a coulter. Great pics, how did the
corn yield?
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Sandfarmer,

Thanks for the comments. Moisture has always been a big
concern of mine, that is why i felt so strongly about
building a no-till one pass system for the planter. This
year GDU's were the biggest concern. I have not been able
to harvest any corn as of yet, hopefully this coming week.
I am ballparking this field to run between 90-110. I will
post harvest pics and yield details when i get into it. As
far as coulters, i felt at the time that the offset discs on
the CIH planting units would be sufficient. In all
conditions i have planted in they have been, with the
exception of planting beans into corn residue, there i may
have to try something new for the coming year. Thanks
again!!

Brent
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