|Firstly... I'm an admitted Red planter guy, the leading disc opener and trailing gauge wheel is a superior design. There shall be no arguments to that*. There are some arguments however I will consider on the rest of it. There can be some sidewall issues with the RID gauge wheel. It's not always the best in all soils, some would say that it can create air pocket due to the postion of the openers lifting some of the soil in the area. I would also argue the closing stock system LOOKS like it shouldn't work, but it does. In extremely hard or soddy type conditions it would probably be better to have a spiked/pinch effect. |
But mostly it's what you know and are familiar with. I knew what it took to get the best spacing and singulation out of an old cyclo. If you just ran it and didn't realize what all needed maintained, then it would frustrate you. You can make any planter sing in YOUR conditions if you know what you are doing.