Maintain Accurate Population Control!
The S.I. Belt Meter allows you to seed with one setting at a determined, regularly-even rate of flow.
• A regular even rate of seed flowing from the meter at all times
• Seed damage at the meter is greatly reduced or eliminated
• There is a positive setting by adjusting meter speed
• The flow rate remains constant up to 10 mph
• Plants soybeans, wheat and oats
The S.I. Belt Meter will allow you to plant the seed population per acre you choose without guessing. Accurate population control is possible even on large seed crops such as soybeans. The S.I. Belt Meter, when mounted on a grain drill, will singulate the seed and maintain accurate population control over a wide range of seed sizes (2,000 to 4,000 actual seeds per pound).
The S.I. Belt Meter will plant a known number of seeds for every revolution of the drill shaft. Population rate changes are simply made by using a planter-type rate transmission (chart and sprockets provided) that changes the ratio between the ground drive wheel and the drill drive shaft. Changes in seed size do not affect the planting rate as most fluted type grain drill meters do.
The S.I. Belt Meter is designed to primarily plant the following crops: Soybeans at 2,000 to 4,000 actual seeds per pound, wheat and oats. The S.I. Belt Meter is not designed (and does not work well) on crops planted at low rate or of a non-symmetrical shape such as milo/sorghum, corn, sunflower, cotton and edible beans. Any guess work in setting rate is eliminated. For most seed sizes, the meter will plant your seed at the rate you establish.
The S.I. Belt Meter adapts to most John Deere, Great Plains, and Case-IH grain drills.
All kits include:
• S.I. Belt Meter for each opener
• Transmission conversion kit(s)
• New seed charts
• Installation instructions
• Extra belt meter, cutoff brush, cotter pin
“They can pay for themselves in a year, if you do quite a few acres - in seed savings. They are dead on for what you set the seeding rate at .....” M.S., Long Lake, Minnesota
IMPORTANT: The S.I. Belt Meter is not designed nor will it work properly when planting soybeans that are larger than 2,000 actual seeds per pound. Soybeans must be properly graded so as to not contain soybeans that are larger than 2,000 actual seeds per pound. Larger beans such as tofu and edible beans generally will not work with the S.I. Belt Meter because of the size of the bean.
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