Planter Settings for Different Soybean Seed Sizes

02.17.2013
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Different soybean seed sizes require different settings on your planting equipment.  It is always important to consult your equipment owner’s manual for optimum equipment settings.  This summary is intended to help raise awareness about which seed size thresholds require a change in planter settings based on the type of planter you use.

Kinze® Brush-Type      Seed Meter

Black 60 cell plate for 2200-4000 seeds/lb sizes

Dark Blue 48 cell plate for 1400- 2200 seeds/lb

Kinze® EdgeVac® Seed Metering System

Plants 2200-4000 seeds/lb sizes with Black 60 cell plate for low rate and Dark Blue 120 cell plate for high seeding rate.

John Deere® Vacuum

For soybean sizes of 1,700- 3,500 seeds/lb use “Soybean disk A42586”  108 cell

For sizes ranging between 3,500-5,000 seeds/lb use the “Acid-delinted cotton disk A56251” 64 cell (5-7” vacuum level) change sprocket settings and planter speed may need to be reduced to account for reduced number of cells.

John Deere® Radial Bean Meter

Position: A - 3700-4500 seeds/lb

Position: B - 2800-3700 seeds/lb

Position: C - 2000-2800 seeds/lb

John Deere® Grain Drill

Set based on owner’s manual or chart printed on the drill.

Case IH Early Riser® Advanced Seed Meter

For 3500-4500 seeds/lb: use seed disk numbers 13035-SB, 8035-SB, or 10035-SB. 

For 2000-3500 seeds/lb: use seed disk numbers 13045, 8045-SB, or 10045-SB.

All at 15-17” Vaccum, 2 baffle setting, 8 singulator dial.

Choose which disk is used based on seed disk RPM chart in user guide which is a factor of disk used, row spacing, population planted, and planter speed.

Great Plains Air-Pro®

Both the 84 and 169 cell soybean meter disks plant all soybean sizes.  The two different meter disks are chosen based on desired population.  Meter pressurization changes are based on disk used. 

Information gathered from:

http://www.greatplainsag.com/en/manuals/905/product-manuals

http://www.kinze.com

http://www.deere.com/en_US/docs/industry/plantertalksoybeanseed.pdf

http://www.caseih.com/en_us/Tools/Pages/caseih-brochures.aspx

 

Kinze® and EdgeVac® are registered trademarks of KINZE Manufacturing Inc.; John Deere® is a registerd trademark of Deere & Company; Case IH Early Riser® is a registered trademark of CNH America LL; Great Plains Air-Pro® is a resistered trademark of Great Plains Manufacturing Incorporated; LG® and design are trademarks of SCA Limagrain. Any other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Note: The information in this issue is based upon field observations and third party information. Since variations in local conditions may affect the information and suggestions contained in this issue, LG Seeds disclaims legal responsibility therefore.

Seed Type: 
Soybeans

Different soybean seed sizes require different settings on your planting equipment.  It is always important to consult your equipment owner’s manual for optimum equipment settings.  This summary is intended to help raise awareness about which seed size thresholds require a change in planter settings based on the type of planter you use.

Kinze® Brush-Type      Seed Meter

Black 60 cell plate for 2200-4000 seeds/lb sizes

Dark Blue 48 cell plate for 1400- 2200 seeds/lb

Kinze® EdgeVac® Seed Metering System

Plants 2200-4000 seeds/lb sizes with Black 60 cell plate for low rate and Dark Blue 120 cell plate for high seeding rate.

John Deere® Vacuum

For soybean sizes of 1,700- 3,500 seeds/lb use “Soybean disk A42586”  108 cell

For sizes ranging between 3,500-5,000 seeds/lb use the “Acid-delinted cotton disk A56251” 64 cell (5-7” vacuum level) change sprocket settings and planter speed may need to be reduced to account for reduced number of cells.

John Deere® Radial Bean Meter

Position: A - 3700-4500 seeds/lb

Position: B - 2800-3700 seeds/lb

Position: C - 2000-2800 seeds/lb

John Deere® Grain Drill

Set based on owner’s manual or chart printed on the drill.

Case IH Early Riser® Advanced Seed Meter

For 3500-4500 seeds/lb: use seed disk numbers 13035-SB, 8035-SB, or 10035-SB. 

For 2000-3500 seeds/lb: use seed disk numbers 13045, 8045-SB, or 10045-SB.

All at 15-17” Vaccum, 2 baffle setting, 8 singulator dial.

Choose which disk is used based on seed disk RPM chart in user guide which is a factor of disk used, row spacing, population planted, and planter speed.

Great Plains Air-Pro®

Both the 84 and 169 cell soybean meter disks plant all soybean sizes.  The two different meter disks are chosen based on desired population.  Meter pressurization changes are based on disk used. 

Information gathered from:

http://www.greatplainsag.com/en/manuals/905/product-manuals

http://www.kinze.com

http://www.deere.com/en_US/docs/industry/plantertalksoybeanseed.pdf

http://www.caseih.com/en_us/Tools/Pages/caseih-brochures.aspx

 

Kinze® and EdgeVac® are registered trademarks of KINZE Manufacturing Inc.; John Deere® is a registerd trademark of Deere & Company; Case IH Early Riser® is a registered trademark of CNH America LL; Great Plains Air-Pro® is a resistered trademark of Great Plains Manufacturing Incorporated; LG® and design are trademarks of SCA Limagrain. Any other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Note: The information in this issue is based upon field observations and third party information. Since variations in local conditions may affect the information and suggestions contained in this issue, LG Seeds disclaims legal responsibility therefore.