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Potato planter #227 02/12/2019 04:30 PM
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This is the potato planter that I built out of parts found in the scrap pile. I pull this with hydro drive garden tractor and the rider drops potato pieces in furrow behind the shovel. the disks behind are set to cover the row. It does work really well and makes fast work of 200# of seed!


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Re: Potato planter [Re: sonny] #2437 04/04/2021 11:02 AM
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planted here Friday, and want to plant up at the club showgrounds on Tuesday, IF weather holds ---- still a bit wet up there.

pix of it in use.

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Re: Potato planter [Re: sonny] #2439 04/06/2021 01:34 PM
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Here the modified potato planter in action. The fertilizer is placed approx. 50mm below the tuber.

Everything is controlled electrically via an adjustable pulse generator.

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Potato planter

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Re: Potato planter [Re: sonny] #2440 04/06/2021 03:59 PM
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Robert! thats a neat unit----but EXPENSIVE! lol! --- I do enjoy seeing how others do it! Thanks for the link!


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Re: Potato planter [Re: sonny] #2444 04/07/2021 01:46 PM
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I built the machine from used parts. It didn't cost me $50.

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Re: Potato planter [Re: sonny] #2445 04/07/2021 01:49 PM
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Here are some more pictures

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Re: Potato planter [Re: sonny] #2446 04/07/2021 08:46 PM
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You GOT to be kiddin!!!! WOW!!! ---- LOVE IT!


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