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Pre-Seeding Checklist

Before you get in the field seeding, it’s always a good idea to make sure your seeding system is spring-ready after sitting idle all winter. Here are the top areas to check from our resident expert Chris Bettschen, International Business Manager for Seed Hawk, to ensure a smooth start up for spring seeding.


  • Ensure the castors are greased and set correctly as per the Operator’s Manual
  • Check that hanging bracket and pivot nuts on the opener are torqued correctly
  • Ensure that the drill is hooked up correctly to the tractor as different eras of machines are plumbed differently
  • Check seed and fertilizer knives as well as drop tubes for wear
  • Grease all pivot points and wheel bearings as per the Operator’s Manual
  • Check wear parts and order any which need to be replaced

Air Cart with Loup Control

  • Ensure all bearings on metering rollers and agitator shafts turn freely with no… Read More »
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Pre-Seeding Tips

Hello Everyone

As we turn the page on the calendar into April, I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss an important step before seeding cereals this spring.

Cleaning Bin-Run Seed

Many producers continue to use their own seed grown the previous year for planting – a practice commonly referred to as… Read More »

SH1- Not Your Average Test Rig


Meet SH1. SH1 is a Seed Hawk Seeding System with iCon Control. It includes a 980 Air Cart coupled with an XL Air Drill (84′ with 12″ row spacing). Seed Hawk Research and Development uses this test unit for both in-lab and in-field testing of new innovative features, like the Fenix III Seed Meter. In its short life, SH1 has… Read More »


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