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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 restrictions
  • Ensure that meter housings are free of debris or product buildup
  • Ensure that all pressure settings are correct on the air cart
  • Grease the fill system and the linkage that supports it
  • If there is any moisture buildup in the fans or meter housings, drain and run the air system before loading with product
  • Check wear parts and order any which need to be replaced

Air Cart with Viper Control and SCT

Same as the Air Cart with Loup Control above PLUS:

  • Ensure that all gates open and close properly
  • Ensure that all gate sensors are in place and reading correctly on the monitor
  • Check wear parts and order any which need to be replaced


You can also follow Chris on Twitter @SeedHawkChrisB as he travels across Australia sharing his Seed Hawk knowledge with our friends “Down Under” as well as back home here in SK.



For additional information, you can always check out the operator’s manual for your Seed Hawk seeding system on our website by clicking here.


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