Finally got to try out the planter I refurbished two winters ago..!! Hooked it up to the DB Super Deluxe 3, and it seemed to do a fine job on the one variety of corn. Kernels seemed to be fairly uniform, so it appears to have done a good job. I planted two rows with it, and another two rows of the same with my push planter to compare drops & spacing. I used the medium setting on the sprockets. The OP manual does not give seed spacing, but rather how many feet a pound will plant.
Another variety where the kernels were pretty gnarly, and different sizes seem to plug in the drop tube. Rain was setting in, and I wanted to get it in the ground, so I finished with the push planter. It even gave it fits, spitting kernels out over the top of the hopper.
The third variety, also planted with the push planter did fine. Will try a second planting with the DB at a later date, and hopefully when not trying to beat the rain.
I am experimenting with a hedge fence made from sunflowers to keep deer out of the sweet corn. I've read where deer will not jump over something they cannot see the other side of. Guess we'll see... I used the G-12 plate to sow the big striped seeds, and it also did a great job sowing these. I planted 6 rows around the patch, and left a space in the center at one end to enter, but made a few passes across this entry about 4' inward, to allow an entryway to get the Big 5 in to cultivate later. I slowed down the speed, with the variable speed, and watched the seeds drop down the tube, as I didn't have to worry about them being in such a nice straight line, so as to cultivate. Also planted some black oilers in with the stripers to make a pretty thick growth. If nothing else, the birds willhave a feast later this summer..., LOL...