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Bought a JD 8300 Grain Drill yesterday!

Old 02-15-2007, 10:49 AM
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Default Bought a JD 8300 Grain Drill yesterday!

Has anyone ever used one of these? What do you think about them? Know any tricks or anything I should know about it? Let me know.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:46 PM
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what is it?

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Old 02-16-2007, 04:56 AM
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Great grain drill. Lots....and I mean lots of farmers here in S.W. Oklahoma use this drill to plant their wheat crops. Hopefully yours has the adjustment tables still inside the lid so you'll know how to set it for different grains, etc. Is your a single disc or a double disc? Does it have press wheels? Does it raise and lower with hydraulics or by hand. You're going to love this drill and get great food plots with it. Good luck.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:36 AM
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Default RE: Bought a JD 8300 Grain Drill yesterday!

It does have the adjustment tables inside of it. It is a double disc, has the press wheels and it is lowered with hydraulics. It is really a damn nice piece of machinery. We haven't used it yet, but we are chomping at the bit to so.
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:26 AM
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If it is a double-disc press wheel, you should be good to go. BIG, BIG improvement over single-disc openers and drag chains.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:10 PM
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Its hard to beat any John Deere implement. We used a grain drill on our plots this year and saved a lot of seed/money.
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:07 PM
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They're a good drill. In my opinion, not quite as good as the model that preceded them, the DC.

Mainly because the double run style started using a bunch of sprockets and chains to adjust planting rates. It was much more simple on the DC model because it had a gear box that contained gear oil and was really easy to set. If you have a fluted feed drill, though they don't have all the sprockets and chains and are pretty easy to set.
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