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SUREFIRE SEED BELT

Here is another simple idea that will make you more money.

The seed belt in your finger meter is often ignored. The belt has a very important job. After the fingers have singulated a seed, the belt has to deliver that seed to the seed tube. The “hand-off” between the meter and the seed tube is critical for proper spacing. The seed needs to be released consistently so that each seed follows the same trajectory down the tube. Current belts hand off the seed on the right, center or left side of the seed tube.

The inconsistent position of the seed on the belt causes an inconsistent ride down the seed tube. And that inconsistency shows up in the field as spacing errors.

By cupping the belt’s flights, we can funnel the seed to the center of the seed tube every time. This provides a much more consistent hand off and a more consistent seed tube ride.