Adjusting Planting Depth


"Walking" The Handle in 6 mm (1/4 in.) Increments

A-Depth-Adjusting Handle
B-Gauge Wheels

NOTE: Closing-wheel down force can affect seed placement and depth. Do not use more force than necessary to close seed furrow, especially in light soils.

Gauge wheels (B) control seed depth. Adjust planting depth as follows:

1. Raise machine to remove weight from gauge wheels.

2. Lift depth-adjusting handle (A). Move it forward to decrease planting depth or rearward to increase planting depth. If small increments are desired, "walk" handle from side to side. Each adjusting position changes planting depth 6 mm (1/4 in.).

3. Adjust all rows to the same initial setting.

NOTE: When operating in the field, lower machine when tractor is moving forward. This will prevent the openers and seed tubes from plugging with soil.

4. Lower machine and drive a short distance at normal planting speed.


"Walking" The Handle in 6 mm (1/4 in.) Increments


"Walking" The Handle in 6 mm (1/4 in.) Increments

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5. Check planting depth on each row.

a. Dig down vertically through soil to locate seed.

b. Measure the depth (A) from seed to top of soil profile (B). Do not measure to top of ridge (C) created by closing wheels.

B-Top of Soil Profile


Soil Cross Section

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