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AC 72 2 row planter plugging up

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    Posted: 11 May 2021 at 2:22pm
What's the trick or a mod to keep the seed tube from clogging up. Anyone take a grinder to it.Thank you.    Dan
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Parallel arms should be horizontal when planting. Seed box lid must be parallel to the ground.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dan158 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2021 at 8:01pm
Thank you and I will make sure all is on the level. One more question, How does one get the back wheel to cover the seed. I have seen videos where the back wheel doesn't cover the seed especially on the no till ones on non disked or tilled ground. Thank you.Dan
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There are/were attachments to help with that, such as dragging a twisted chain behind the drive wheel, different shapes of wheels etc. The first thing to do is SLOW DOWN. No-till can't be fast.....drive 3 MPH instead of 5 MPH.
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Worn disk openers are a main contributor to plugging the seed tube.
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Worn disc openers indeed will cause this plugging. The disc openers must be large enough in diameter that they actually touch/pinch together at some point to keep soil from getting in-between them. You represented this planter as being rebuilt. I would think the disc openers weren't worn out, but maybe they are.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dan158 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2021 at 10:36am
Yes everything is almost as good as new. The reason I asked is because I let it sit and sank into the wet ground and the seed shoot got clogged.The soil where it was sitting.Not sure if should of clogged from just sinking about 2 or 3 inches on the one side..Yes the disk are touching at the bottom or real close..

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make sure you are moving in a forward direction before lowering planter,  also do not let tractor roll back if stopping to raise planter.
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X2 what JoeO says, also check inside tubes for spider nests/webs, that will always cause plugging. 
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