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#1 VSTROM803 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 14, 2014 - 03:49 PM

Here's some info on planters for the walk behind David Bradley

 

Garden Seeder

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Posted June 14, 2014 - 11:25 PM

Thanks for making these , did the Garden Seeder  have any way to raise it for travel besides the depth adjustment on the side ?


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Posted June 15, 2014 - 03:55 AM

Thanks for making these , did the Garden Seeder  have any way to raise it for travel besides the depth adjustment on the side ?

No, it just has the depth adjustment via the slots on the side.


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Posted June 15, 2014 - 05:25 AM

Very good :thumbs: wonderful, many thanks.

 

This and the others should be pinned on the DB section, moderators, could you help.


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Posted June 15, 2014 - 05:37 AM

Can upload the manuals for these? I can add it to the DB manuals I have on line.
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Posted June 15, 2014 - 10:35 AM

I did realizes there had been a manual found for the field planter.?.? The part you call the sword, is also known as the runner. On setting the depth adjust on the seeder, you would have lowered the seed hopper, via the 2 wing nuts, not by moving the runner. The runner part should stay bolted in the farthest up you can get it. On the later models the wing nuts were replaced with 2 hex shaped shafts, that had a roll pin though the end for a handle. Using a block of wood, under the wheel is the most common way to set the depth, but if you have lite soil or sand, it will plant deeper sometimes.  There were also a row marker that came with both units, but most got lost over the yrs. The seeder, along with its lid, also came with a small clip on brush that held small seeds like carrots, or radishes to the plate.  The fert attachments had a low survival, as its the nature of it to eat the metal up. I never liked the fert part setup, as it will held the seeder up off the ground and make the wheel stop turning. Most times I would use it first, without the seeder hopper on and then go back with the fert openers raised and plant the seed. The fert setup for a field plant should have a second knife or runner, so it put the fert either below or off to the side of the seed row. Pretty hard to find the fert for the field plant. I believe the field planter was mostly used by the southern boys(what plates did you get?) for cotton, peanuts, and those types of things, not found up north. Most of the times you find these units in a southern state, and probably replaced the single row horse drills that were common back then.


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Posted June 15, 2014 - 11:04 AM

Hope you don't mind , after watching the videos I thought I would bring one of the  DB Seeders Model 597-400-3908  down from the garage clean it and take some photos.  It has the fertilizer attachment so people can see what that looked like too.   I took a few pics and posted them on GTT a few years ago but this is the first time since I brought the Tri-Trac home 20 years ago that the seeder has been  out of the garage .Someone added sheet metal covers on the concave wheel (  anyone have an idea why ?)  Most parts appear to be the same as the walk behinds and the push models .  I thought it was intrusting that only the largest seed plates were flat , the ones for the the small seeds are stamped so the outer edge fits tight against the hopper .  The middle ones are concave. The inside of the hopper cover has a seed chart and there was part of another chart showing row and wheel spacing for the Tri-Trac but I'm not sure if and where it was on it , maybe the other hopper ? The little brush next to the cover is supposed to go inside the hopper, not  sure on the purpose of that is either .

 

Forgot the seed plates are from front  left to right A12, B12, C12, D12, E12, F12,G12 with the two hole plates right behind the 12 for each of their sizes A being for the smallest  there is also a J2  

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Edited by Alc, June 15, 2014 - 11:08 AM.

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Posted June 16, 2014 - 05:42 AM

The seeder, along with its lid, also came with a small clip on brush that held small seeds like carrots, or radishes to the plate.

 

   I was posting my pictures and while you answered my brush question .  Was the push types very common ?


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Posted June 16, 2014 - 05:26 PM

   I was posting my pictures and while you answered my brush question .  Was the push types very common ?

there were several push type unit made, some with steel pipe handles others with wooden ones. Tags you find one them are Garden

Master, Sears, David Bradley, and Simpson. Other than having a flat faced front wheel and the handles, theres no difference and all the parts will exchange with either a walk-behind unit or a 3pt unit. Lately, I've been following some guys who have found some of the units with Wheel Horse tagging, and setup for the hitch common to those tractors.  


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Posted July 01, 2017 - 11:28 PM

Would it be possible to get a close up of one of the seed plates?  Is there any identifying marks?  What is the center hole diameter and OD?

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Posted July 02, 2017 - 09:46 AM

The seed plate for the Garden Seeder measures 7" od x .440 " id (7/16")
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Posted July 02, 2017 - 07:29 PM

Here is the DB Garden Seeder we have.

 

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Missing the fertilizer tubes:
 
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Maybe the sword goes into the tube on top here:
 
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Data plate for Seeder 597.301 serial # 1037
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Data plate for the Fertilizer 597.400 serial # 7349
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Posted July 02, 2017 - 09:18 PM

 The inside of the hopper cover has a seed chart and there was part of another chart showing row and wheel spacing for the Tri-Trac but I'm not sure if and where it was on it , maybe the other hopper ?

 

If you have a chance sometime to scan those charts and Pmail it to us, could try to Photoshop up a copy of each for the manuals archive here.


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Posted July 03, 2017 - 04:55 AM

Member earthgrinder sent me a copy of the seed plates and spacing I can't figure how to post it using my iPad but when I get back to work using a real computer I will I believe he got that info from member Lauber1 so maybe if either one catches this they'll post it it here

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Posted July 03, 2017 - 08:49 AM

Either which way that will work.  ;-)

Anyone have the manuals for both/either attachments?







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