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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted March 30, 2016 - 07:47 PM

I've have had problems using my Earthway Seeder , it seemed to push hard and always was hitting small rocks and trash .The other day after plowing and using the spring harrow I wanted to plant some spinach so before using the seeder I marker a row with a string and went back and forth with the High Wheel cultivator with the 5 prong attachment a few times . Between breaking the soil more and orient any rocks and trash in the same direction as the row it planted great !  I'll be using that again for the beets

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Posted March 30, 2016 - 08:00 PM

That one looks nice.  Glad it worked out better for you.   :thumbs:

My brother has two of those that I could borrow, But the wife just doesn't feel that SHE should be using one of them!!          :D          Rick


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 08:05 PM

cool, looks to be a Empire Boyscout. I have many, many Wheel hoes and seeders, use them all the time. Best thing you could do with an Earthway is give it to some one else.

 

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Posted March 31, 2016 - 05:12 AM

 

 Best thing you could do with an Earthway is give it to some one else.

That's my reason for this thread  , for someone who has a Earthway seeder and had problems like myself . Just might make it usable


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Posted March 31, 2016 - 04:56 PM

yes I see that, but the Earthway seeder only does 2 things well, one is over plant, and the other is grind up seeds. I went thru this yrs back and threw all three of mine in the scrap. Got good PJ units and a host of others after that, and never looked back.

 

For the 80 or so dollar they cost, im sure most people over look the Earthway problems, and probally don't mind the jam ups, grinding, and having uneven stands of plants.


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Posted April 03, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Only thing I found the Earthway half way decent to plant with was corn and large beans.  I picked up a small wheel planted about 5" diameter at an auction.  Don't remember the brand but it really works great for the small seeds.  Get good spacing, no over planting and the dirt falls in on top of the seed nice.  Will have to get a picture of it and name of it later today.


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Posted April 06, 2016 - 06:48 AM

Pictures and other information is under Seed Planter post.


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Posted April 11, 2016 - 07:26 AM

I have yet to find a " really good" universal planter, the earthway plants large seed corn and beans, peas really good, all the others... Well as long as the seed is uniform it does OK at best.. Also noticed on small seed that it doesn't pick up the seed correctly and leaves a pile behind in the hopper.




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