Sources of handpushed row seeders

One-Wheel Seeders

With this unit, the wheel is the planting disc. It is sometimes called a Dial-A-Seed planter.

Countryside Catalog Rt. I, Box 259 Waterloo, WI 53594

Mother's General Store Box 506

Flat Rock, NC 28731

Sears, Roebuck & Co. Farm and Ranch Catalog

Wolf Tools for Lawn & Garden, Ltd, Ross-on-Wye

Hereford!,hire HR9 5NE, U.K.

Two-Wheel Seeders

The lightweight version of two-wheel—one front, one rear—push seeders opens soil, spaces and covers seed, packs soil, and marks the next row in one operation. This unit usually comes equipped with six seed plates and an adjustable ground opener and row maker.

Burrows Equipment Co. 1316 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60204

Countryside Catalog Rt. 1, Box 239 Waterloo. WI 53594

Esmay Products, Inc. P.O. Box 547, Maple St. Bristol, IN 46507

Farm & Fleet 1600 E. Lincoln Hwy. DeKalb, IL 60115

Montgomery Ward JOOOS Monroe St. Baltimore, MD 21232

Sears, Roebuck & Co.' Farm and Ranch Catalog

American Spring & Pressing Works Pvt., Ltd. P.O. Box 7602

Malad, Bombay 400 064, India

Single Row Seeder
Before the development of a seed-metering device, this funnel seeder made hand seeding easier. One person would push as another rhythmically tossed seeds into the funnel. Agriculture Canada

Heavyweight units are available from:

Stan well Rd., Bedfont, Feltham Middlesex, TW14 8ND, U.K.

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Richmond Gibst»», Ltd. Salisbury Rd.. Downton Salisbury Wiltshire, O K.

Lambert Corp. 519 Hunter Ave. Dayton, OH ¡5104

Planet junior Division Piper Industries P.O. Box 1188, Freeport Center Clear field, VT 84106

?olar-W«ke, • & Sieper Postfach 14 02 24/25 5630 Remschied 14, Germanv

Project Equipment, Ltd, Industrial Estate, Rednal Airfield West Felton, Oswestry Salop SYI14HS, U.K.

Rüssels (Kirbymoorside), Ltd. The Works Kirbymoorside, Ltd. York Y06 6DJ, U.K.

Sears, Roebuck & Co. Farm and Ranch Catalog

Stanhay tAshford), Ltd. Ashford

Kent TN231PB, U.K.

Tanzania Agricultural Machinery Testing Unit P.O. Box 1389 Arusha, Tanzania

A. J. Troster Landmaschinenfabrik 6308 Butzbach, Oberhess Postfach 240, West Germany

Seeder Attachment

Offering versatility to the high-wheel cultivator, a seeder attachment opens the furrow, drops and spaces seeds, covers the furrow, and marks the next row. Six interchangeable seed plates make the unit able to handle seeds of all sizes.

(.'onn/1yudf Cata 1 ufi Rt. 1, Box 239 Waterloo, W1 5359-J

Montgomery Ward 1000 S. Monroe St. Baltimore, MD 21232

Precision Garden Seeder

Constructed of corrosion-resistant materials, this push seeder comes with six seed plates for seed sizes ranging from radish seeds to corn and bean seeds.

Photos Butzbach West Germany
Earlfiway Precision Garden Seeder Esmay Products, Inc.

Burrows Equipment Co. 1316 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60204

Countryside Catalog Rt. 1, Box 239 Waterloo, WI 53594

Esmay Products, Inc. Dept. 70GP2 Bristol, IN 46507

Montgomery- Ward 1000 S. Monroe St. Baltimore, MD 21232

Sears, Roebuck & Co. Farm and Ranch Catalog

Professional-Type Seeder-Fertilizer

This seeder has a heavy-duty construction for large areas. It seeds and fertilize* in one operation. A choice of seven different-sized discs plus two sprockets offers over 20 spacing and depth combinations. The seeder opens the furrow, plants, covers, fertilizes on both sides of the seed, and marks the next row. It holds I quart of seed and 15 pounds of fertilizer, and has a shipping weight of 80 pounds.

Sears. Roebuck & Co. Farm and Ranch Catalog

Golden Harvest Garden Seeder

This seeder opens the soil, plants and spaces seeds, covers and firms the soil, and marks the next row in one operation. It comes with six seed plates that will handle most seeds and has rear-wheel drive. The Seeder Attachment can be ordered to fit the high-wheel cultivator with a 24-inch wheel and a slot attachment foot, or as a separate implement. The sender weighs 12 pounds, the attachment alone, 11 pounds.

Farm & Fleet 1600 E.Lincoln Hwy. DeKalb, IL 60115

Mother's General Store Box 506

Flat Rock, NC 28731

Garden Seeder

This Garden Seeder opens the soil, spaces, plants, covers seeds, and marks the next row all in one pass. A drag chain covers the seeds ahead of the rear wheel which then packs the soil.

There tire six plates for versatility, and a kickstand holds the seeder upright for filling the hopper. It has a shipping weight of 11 pounds.

Sears, Roebuck ft Co. Farm and Ranch Catalog

Planet Junior Number 4 Seeder

This seeder is available with or without cultivating attachments. With the attachments, it combines six tools in one:

1. an accurate hill-dropping seeder,

2. a rapid, continuous row seeder,

3. a light-running, single-wheel hoe,

4. a sturdy, single-wheel cultivator,

5. a furrower, and

Shipping weight: 50 pounds.

Planet Junior Number 300A Seeder 7309X

This seeder is equipped with three interchangeable plates with a total oi 39 holes giving ample adjustment for any variety of seed. It includes a K712 opening plow. Shipping weight: 55 pounds each.

Planet Junior Division Piper Industries P.O. Box 1188, Freeport Center Clearfield, VT 84106

Almaco V-Belt Planter and Applicator

The. V-belt planter is available as either a hand- or power-driven unit. It is manufactured for experimental agronomic work at universities and research stations. Features include a planter shoe depth adjustment, a 14-inch, wide-faced drive wheel, six interchangeable sprockets, roller chain drives, V-belt tension adjustment, V-type covering wheel, rubber-tired running gear, and adjustable handles. It is designed for use in planting test plots and in applying fertilizers, insecticides, and granular materials. Two models are available.

Allan Machine Co. P.O. Box 112 Ames, IA 50010

Almaco Seeder
ALMACO Endless I'-lMl Planter-Applicator Allan Machinc Co.

English Seeders

Two types of seeder are available from this company, and each may be pushed by hand or mounted on a Unibar animal-drawn tool bar. The reciprocating slide-action seeder was designed mainly as a precision seeder for use with hybrid maize, but can also handle groundnuts and beans using the standard maize slide. The seeder drops two or three seeds at 45-centimeter spacing with fertilizer alongside. Slides with smaller holes are available to enable sorghum, millet, and delinted cotton to be sown. A simple reciprocating action, combined with positive ejection of the seed (by slide-actuated springs), ensures trouble-free operation. The use of graded seed is preferable. Seeds and fertilizer are kept separate throughout, so that burning of the seed does not occur.

The roller-seeder can be supplied as a two-wheeled, single-row machine for hand propulsion or ridge planting with an animal-drawn tool bar. Multirow tool-bar-mounted versions can also be supplied. The seed rollers can be drilled to suit the customers' requirements, allowing any spacing along the row up to a maximum of 1.65 meters. Seed ejection from the rollers is positive.

Project Equipment, Ltd. Industrial Estate, Rednal Airfield West Felton, Oswestry Salop SY114HS, U.K.

Hand-Operated Sowing Machine

Union Tractor Workshop 8-B, Phase II Mayapuri Industrial Area New Delhi 110 027, India

IRRI Multihopper Seeder

This unit was designed by the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines for sowing pregerminated rice. It can sow 50 kilograms of pregerminated seed per hectare in 5 to 7 hours. Pulled by one man, the single central ground wheel drives the metering tools. Row spacing is 25 centimeters. This seeder requires:

1. pregerminated seed,

2. good water control at planting time, and

3. good land preparation.

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D. H. Farm Implements Km. I, National Hwy. Roxas City, Philippines

International Rice Research Institute P.O. Box 953 Manila, Philippines

Kalayaan Engineering Co., Inc. 4255 Emilia St., Makatt P.O. Box 655 MCC Rizal, Philippines

Quimy-Parifte Pa song Tamo, Makati Rizal, Philippines

Aspee APS-61 Seeder

This hand-pushed seeder can sow all types of seeds in thin lines by metering them through holes in a plate. It is suitable for light soils and incorporates a furrow opener and seed coverer. Weight: 15 kilograms.

Aspee APS-53 Hand Hill and Drill Seeder

Suitable for hill and line drilling of seeds in soft or dry soils, this seeder plants practically all seeds, big or small, in hill spacings of 10, 15, 20, SO, or 60 centimeters. It opens the furrow, drops the seed to the proper depth, covers it evenly, firms the soil over the seed, and marks out the next row in one operation.

A lever instantly shuts off the flow of seeds when handles are raised for drawing back or turning at the end of a row. Weight: 12 kilograms.

Aspee APS-54 Seed Drill and Wheel Hoe

This dual-purpose implement cuts the soil, drills seeds, covers them with soil, and packs them into the soil. The line-sowing mechanism drops seeds at the required spacing. It is suitable for small seeds such as wheat, rice, jute, linseed, mustard, and others. Weight: 15 kilograms.

AH three above seeders are available from: American Spring & Pressing Works Pvt., Ltd. P.O. Box 7602

Malad, Bombay 400 064, India

Cottonseed Planter

This implement was especially developed for planting nondelinted cottonseed. Spacing between plant stands can be 17, 20, or 31 centimeters and six or seven seeds are planted at each stand. Alternative seed plates allow the machine to be used for planting other crops such as groundnuts, millet, maize, and sorghum. Weight: 39 kilograms.

28, rue du Maine, B.P. 84 49009 Angers, France

Direct Seeder

A two-row hand-drawn machine for upland rice culture, with different feed rollers, it can be used for planting other seeds such as wheat, barley, maize, sorghum, and millet. Capacity of each hopper is 2.2 liters. Spacing between rows is adjustable from 150 to 360 millimeters.

CeCoCo

P.O. Box 8, lbaraki City Osaka Pref. 567, Japan

The Bean Drill

This single unit, thin-line drill is capable of handling all sizes of seeds, from the smallest up to peas and smalt beans. It sows at a predetermined depth with the row covered. The. drill coulter is adjustable for depth, and the metal agitator ensures positive seed flow. Standard specifications include shut-off control, adjustable marker, and four seed plates giving 46 holes from 2.5 to 25 millimeters in diameter.

Stanwell Road, Bedfont, Feltham Middlesex TW14 8ND, U.K.

Exel Hand Seeder

This push-type seeder unit is designed for drilling most types of vegetable seed on the flat. It is suitable for small market gardens where the seedbed has been well prepared. Twin rubber-tired wheels drive the mechanism, which consists of an aluminum cell wheel suited to the crop being sown. The hopper has a 2-pint (1-liter) capacity, and a simple seed coverer is provided.

Rüssels (Kirbymoorside). Ltd. The Works Kirbymoorside, Ltd.

Hand-Pushed Seed Drill

This is a precision seeder in which seeds are metered through a perforated belt, resulting in minimal seed damage. Seeds which are approximately spherical (or pelleted into spherical pellets} can be drilled singly. Seeds such as lettuce or carrot can be distributed at an average of two seeds from each belt perforation. Group spadngs can be arranged: two or three seeds 25 or millimeters apart, followed by a gap before the next group of seeds. Double and treble line coulters are available to sow two lines of seeds 50 millimeters apart, three lines 25 millimeters apart, or th - millimeters apart. Thij device is suits-, nearly every type of seed up to the size of beans, peas, or maize. Two or more seeder units can be mounted on an animal-drawn tool bar.

Stanhay (Ashford), Ltd. Ashlord

Kent TN2S IPB, U.K. Hand Seeder

A.J. Troster Landmaschinenfabrik 6308 Butzbach, Oberhess Postfach 240, West Germany

I.A.R.I. Single-Row Seed-Cum-Fertilizer Drill

To operate this seeder designed by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, one man pulls a rope attached at the front of the implement, while a second man steers.

Union Tractor Workshop 8-B, Phase II Mayapuri Industrial Area New Delhi 110 027, India

Semoir A Main

This hill drop seeder with 5-liter hopper capacity is driven by three sprocket wheels. Depth is adjustable on the shoe and the action of the press wheel is completed by two covering knives. Two models are available, one with row marker, weighing 25 kilograms, anil one without a marker weighing 21 kilograms. Both are provided with 75 different seed plates.

Polar-Werke, Englcs & Sieper Postiach 14 02 24/25 5630 Reinschied 14, Germany

Tanzania Agricultural Machinery Testing Unit P.O. Box 1389 Arusha, Tanzania

Mini Nibex Planter

The Mini Nibex hand planter is for growers with up to 10 acres and will sow up to 2 acres in a day. The Nibex cup system includes 25 types of cups for different seeds—both natural and pelleted. This wide range makes it possible to l>e able to choose the most suitable

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Mini Nibex Hand Planter Nibc-VcTken AB

cup for the desired drilling method. The seeding rate can tie varied from -I to almost 2,000 seeds per ¡uniting yard—vi;!er thin-line or hand-drilfed in widths of 2, 2.5, or -1 inches (50, or 105 millimeters). The cup system is largely unaffected by variations in seed size. To reduce the amount of seed required when sowing small and expensive seetls, u regulator-economuir insert is available for use in the seed-housing unit.

When a suitable drilling depth has been established and the seed distribution mechanism has been set for the desired number of seeds per yard, the Mini Nibex is ready for sowing. The coulter gives the furrbw the correct depth, the cups distribute the seed in the desired way, the presswheel beds them down in the moist earth, and the coverers enclose them with loose soil.

Hand Pushed Planter

Tkirty-one seed-distributing cups are housed in this chamber, which is interchangeable to accommodate different seed sizes. Xifoe-Verken AB

Tkirty-one seed-distributing cups are housed in this chamber, which is interchangeable to accommodate different seed sizes. Xifoe-Verken AB

Cups are easily switched for fast changes between seeds. The relationship between cup type, number of cup feeds per yard, and number of seeds sown per yard can be found in the detailed sowing instructions.

The seeder unit is mounted between two supporting wheels which are 4 by 16 inches, or 105 by 400 millimeters in diameter, and the bearing surfaces are perforated to prevent packing and crusting of the soil. Drive is from the front wheel via two chain transmissions. The changing sprockets offer 59 selections, from 3.5 to 86 cup feeds per yard. Drilling depth is progressively adjustable by means of two hand-wheels. Changeover is performed without tools.

Nibe-Verkeu AB S-285 00 Markaryd Sweden

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