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    Default Which planter?

    I've decided to no longer lease out the farming rights on my property after this year. I'll be planting approximately 45 acres in mainly soybeans but I may do 4 or 5 acres of sunflowers. What size planter would work well with a 50hp tractor and should I even bother using a planter for beans if I don't plan on harvesting them. Or would I be better off broadcasting the soybeans and just using a planter for sunflowers and corn?

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    You gonna plant 45 acres of beans and not harvest them?
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    It'll probably end up being 25 or 30 acres in beans, the rest in corn and a small portion of sunflowers. I may harvest the corn but not the beans, it's just for deer.

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    I'd let some of that get tall and nasty and just plant a few strips in between some big ol brier tangles and thickets.

    And I hear JD planters are nice.

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    What Glenn said about laying out some land every year. John Deere 7000 pulll type 4 row would work fine on a 50 hp. Just can’t load the fertilizer boxes down. JD 7100 without fertilizer hoppers would work well but might get heavy on the back. NRCS might have a coat sharing program that will be great for what you’re doing. It will be sweet!

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    I have a 4 row 1750 pull type vacuum planter set up with Yetter floating no till combos I’ll have for sale pretty soon.
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