IH 800 plate planter

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IH 800 plate planter

Postby stang67 » Sun May 05, 2019 4:22 pm

Any DSers spent time around one of these? I bought a 2-row version that’s in good shape. Trying to learn about how to use, adjust, but all the stuff I find online seems a little over this food plotter’s head. Looking to plant sunflowers and maybe soybeans in the future. I can’t even determine exactly which users manual I should order.
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Re: IH 800 plate planter

Postby SB » Sun May 05, 2019 10:23 pm

Wingman would be a good source of Info. Don’t know if he is around here much anymore.

Matching the plate size to the seed size is important. It probably has sprockets? Sprocket size can impact the plant population.
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Re: IH 800 plate planter

Postby peewee » Mon May 06, 2019 7:48 am

Tim, (Wingman) is Rob Heflin on fb. He is active on his personal page. I’m sure you could shoot him a pm and he could help.
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Re: IH 800 plate planter

Postby stang67 » Mon May 06, 2019 8:46 am

SB wrote:Wingman would be a good source of Info. Don’t know if he is around here much anymore.

Matching the plate size to the seed size is important. It probably has sprockets? Sprocket size can impact the plant population.

Thanks. I’ll PM him. I’ve read up on plates. The sprocket situation has been harder for me to understand. I have 2, and I’m told the one extra I have was planting “too fast.” Sprockets are the only part I’ve been unable to locate in the parts catalog, too, which has me nervous.

Thanks, peewee.
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Re: IH 800 plate planter

Postby JLT » Tue May 07, 2019 7:23 pm

One simple measure to get the right sprocket is to measure the circumference of the wheel with a string and see how many seeds it puts out in one full rotation. If you know how far apart you want the seeds to be you can figure out your sprocket using this trial and error method.
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Re: IH 800 plate planter

Postby stang67 » Tue May 07, 2019 7:33 pm

Yeah, I got that. I just don’t know how to get a different sprocket if that test shows I need a different one. Seems this should be easier to find.
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Re: IH 800 plate planter

Postby JLT » Wed May 08, 2019 5:32 am

I would think some of the ag equipment places could head you in the right direction.

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